A powerful secret. A dangerous path.Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg’s strange talent for seeing the paths of people’s pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him-secrets about Rigg’s own past, his identity, and his destiny.
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With a raft of science fiction awards and a dedicated following, Orson Scott Card writes imaginative and compelling novels that also explore questions about morality and religion. His novel Ender’s Game, written in 1985, and its sequel Speaker for the Dead, written in 1986, both won Hugo and Nebula Awards. This unique combination of back-to-back, double wins of American science fiction’s top prizes confirmed Card as a one of a kind science fiction master
“For nearly a decade, Mr. Card has made himself available to sign for us,” said VJ Books co-founder, Virginia Lenneville, “and we are grateful to be able to offer such well-written fiction to our clients.” This newest release will be no exception, with autographed copies shipping in late December/early January.
In this sequel to Card’s bestselling novel Empire, Averell Torrent has become President of the United States, with enormous political and popular support and, if people only realized it, a tight grip on the reins of both political parties. He has launched America into a get-tough, this-world-is-our-empire foreign policy stance. Elsewhere, Captain Bartholomew Coleman, known as Cole to his friends and enemies alike, sees the danger Torrent poses to American democracy and the potential disasters involved in his foreign military adventures. Cole quickly runs afoul of Torrent; on the run, he and a few friends and allies seek proof he of how Torrent orchestrated the political takeover that included assassinating a President and nearly starting a civil war.
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(Rocky Mountain News, Nov. 20, Mark Graham)
This 11th installment in the saga that began with Ender’s Game takes place between the first novel and the second, which is set nearly 3000 years after Andrew (Ender) Wiggin saved Earth and destroyed the aliens who had invaded. Fans have been begging since the 1980s for a novel that tells what happened in the interim.Though some of the other books in the series have hinted at these events, this is the first to go into detail and begins immediately after the events in the first novel.
Although Ender saved humanity, he has been condemned by many for his genocide of the aliens and, for political reasons, he can never be allowed to return to the planet he saved.
Off he goes with his sister to govern the colonists on a planet formerly inhabited by the aliens he destroyed.
Expect intrigue, deception, the answers to many questions and even a little romance as Ender gets his first kiss, in this excellent addition to the canon.
Final word: Ender’s Game is among the most popular science fiction novels of all time for readers of nearly all ages. Because of some plot and theme complexities, this book may demand more mature readers. In addition, rereading Ender’s Game before starting this one is an excellent idea.