I thoroughly enjoined this addition to the quintet. Never was there a time when I felt bored with the story line or discontent with the tempo.
Orson Scott Card writes great literature. He ties in an underlying philosophy to every novel and set of books that he writes. After you read one of his books, you come away a better person than you were when you started.
The Call of Earth is no exception. This book tells the story of a man fighting his whole life against the influences of god, only to realize that everything he that he does to resist only aids god in his final cause. It puts under the microscope what happens to people when they realize that maybe god isn't all knowing and that sometimes he needs help. The story is also displays humanity at its best (love, compassion, faith, empathy, and the ability to except the ideas of others), and at its worst (Greed, jealousy, lust, religious hysteria, and pride).
The characters are all expanded upon nicely, and a few minor ones come in to the fore ground adding a refreshing change.
The ending could not have been better written and I was not the least bit disappointed.
If you're looking for action and adventure don't read the set. If you're looking for a story that will stick with you your whole life, by all means, indulge yourself!