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Ender's Game

Ender's Game 1

Book 1 of the Ender Saga

by Orson Scott Card
Publication Date: 29/11/2011
5/5 Rating 1 Reviews
RRP  $19.99 $17.25
The human race faces annihilation.

An alien threat is on the horizon, ready to strike. And if humanity is to be defended, the government must create the greatest military commander in history.

The brilliant young Ender Wiggin is their last hope. But first he must survive the rigours of a brutal military training program - to prove that he can be the leader of all leaders.

A saviour for mankind must be produced, through whatever means possible. But are they creating a hero or a monster?

This is the multiple award-winning classic ENDER'S GAME - a groundbreaking tale of war, strategy and survival.
Science fiction
Publication Date:
Little, Brown Book Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools.

Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy (Magic Street, Enchantment, Lost Boys), biblical novels (Stone Tables, Rachel and Leah), the American frontier fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker (beginning with Seventh Son), poetry (An Open Book), and many plays and scripts.

Card was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he teaches occasional classes and workshops and directs plays. He recently began a longterm position as a professor of writing and literature at Southern Virginia University.

Card currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, and their youngest child, Zina Margaret.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating

5 / 5 (1 Ratings)
  • 5 STAR GEM.

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    Holy moly. This book was just AMAZING. It was thrilling, fast-paced, had clever plot-twists, strong protagonists, mind-blowing action, this book was everything I wanted and more in a sci-fi book.

    We have Ender, a child prodigy accepted to a space academy (Battle School) training to defeat aliens from a different galaxy. His journey takes him all over the world and not a single page was boring or dull.

    Some people may argue that this book does not give enough of character development or just had poor characterisation. I disagree with this and did not have an issue but where this book really excels at is world building. If you are an avid fan of fantasy or sci-fi and loves intricate plots and amazing amazing world building, you would love this book.

    However I feel that different ages or people from different backgrounds may not enjoy this as much for multiple reasons that I cannot really explain, I just feel it. I've also noticed many adults did not enjoy this book due to the characters all being child prodigies or "its unrealistic" and that "children can't be that mature" and whatnot. For this reason I recommend this book mostly to YA readers (maybe also to mature middle-grade readers because there are a generous amount of violence in this book).

    Was this book absolutely perfect though? Well no. But it was really really close.