Friday, December 12, 2008

The Ender Saga Fills a Plot Hole Nicely [Ender in Exile Review]

If you've been reading my stuff at all, you know I love sci-fi.  Specifically, older sci-fi novels have a special place in my heart.  A little while ago, I gave in and read Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game and was BLOWN AWAY by the story.  From there I read all of the other "Ender's Saga" books as well, starting with Speaker for the Dead.  

Well finally, another book for the series has come out, and boy is it a doozie!  Ender in Exile is a direct sequal to Ender's Game.  That being said, you pretty much HAVE to read all the other books that have come out already because there is a great deal of assumed knowledge.  The story happens primarily as Ender is leaving Earth and going to out the new colony he's to govern.  Essentially Card felt that there was a missing story between the end of the war and the beginning of Peter's time as leader of the united world.  Plus, we get to find out what happens to Bean's last missing son.

I have to say, I really liked this book.  It's told with exactly the same tone that Card uses in all of his Ender books and lets us once again into Ender's beautiful mind.

Speaking of the book...I didn't actually read it.  In fact, I haven't ever read one of Card's books.  I listen to audiobooks :)  Here's a link to the Ender in Exile Audiobook if you're like-minded.  It has the same cast of voice actors as in the previous books so you will feel right at home.  I wish it wasn't so expensive, but until audiobooks get cheaper, there's not a lot you can do.
Also, speaking of newly released content that's really great...the Dr. Horrible DVD is OUT!

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