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Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card
Review by Tom Easton
Tor Books Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765304964
Date: 11 November 2008 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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With Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card created the sort of situation that writers dream of. Readers loved his 1977 Analog novelette and 1985 novel of a child, taken from his parents to be trained as a warrior while being told it's all just a game, who gets supremely good at his task and winds up, still thinking it's just a game, destroying an alien species. They demanded more, and over the next three decades, he obliged with a steady stream of Ender books (as well as comics; a movie and a video game are in the works). Ender in Exile is the tenth book.

From official release/information:

Product Description:

After twenty-three years, Orson Scott Card returns to his acclaimed best-selling series with the first true, direct sequel to the classic Ender's Game.

In Ender's Game, the world's most gifted children were taken from their families and sent to an elite training school. At Battle School, they learned combat, strategy, and secret intelligence to fight a dangerous war on behalf of those left on Earth. But they also learned some important and less definable lessons about life.

After the life-changing events of those years, these childrennow teenagersmust leave the school and readapt to life in the outside world.

Having not seen their families or interacted with other people for yearswhere do they go now? What can they do?

Ender fought for humanity, but he is now reviled as a ruthless assassin. No longer allowed to live on Earth, he enters into exile. With his sister Valentine, he chooses to leave the only home he's ever known to begin a relativisticand revelatoryjourney beyond the stars. 

What happened during the years between Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead? What did Ender go through from the ages of 12 through 35? The story of those years has never been told. Taking place 3000 years before Ender finally receives his chance at redemption in Speaker for the Dead, this is the long-lost story of Ender.

For twenty-three years, millions of readers have wondered and now they will receive the answers. Ender in Exile is Orson Scott Card's moving return to all the action and the adventure, the profound exploration of war and society, and the characters one never forgot.

On one of these ships, there is a baby that just may share the same special gifts as Ender's old friend Bean

(Source: Tor Books)

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