D'Marcus Beatty

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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
5.0 out of 5 stars Ender's Game, March 11 2002
Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game is a very absorbing novel about a super-genius preteen, Ender Wiggins and his militaristic growth and training to become mankind's savior in the interstellar war against the enigmatic buggers, a reticent, ruthless, mysterious race of ant/ human hybrids. The majority of the story follows Ender's training at Battle School, the "basic training" for all soldiers and commanders in Ender's futuristic, war-threatened time. At Battle School he faces manipulation and ostracization at the hands of both his teachers and fellow students, but, despite the odds Ender always seems to emerge triumphant, overcoming bullies, loneliness, isolation, and the incredible pressure… Read more
A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 1) by Ursula K. Le Guin
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Wizard of Earthsea, Feb. 18 2002
A Wizard of Earthsea is a mythical tale by Ursula K. LeGuin about the adventures of a young wizard to be, the curiously named Ged. The book chronicles his induction into magic and wizardry, guiding the reader through Ged's gradual growth and maturation as a wizard. However, the protagonist foolishly and pridefully delves further into magic than he is prepared for, and must correct his mistake in this magical coming of age story.
The presentation of the story, fantastic as it is, is wonderfully executed. The author adheres to the rules of fantasy writing by presenting the reader with clear, believable boundaries and rules to her mythical world, which allows the reader a measure of… Read more
Ramses: The Son of Light - Volume I by Christian Jacq
4.0 out of 5 stars Ramses, Feb. 5 2002
Ramses: The Son of Light is an interesting work of historical fiction, especially for anyone who may be the slightest bit intrigued by ancient Egypt. Christian Jacq does a wonderful job of narrating ancient Egypt to his readers.
Ramses: The Son of Light begins the ancient tale of Ramses by giving a fictionalized but believable account of Ramses' growth from childhood to manhood. This volume introduces Ramses, his stolid and enigmatic father, Seti, and even Moses, the Hebrew hero. Ramses evolution is conveyed as he learns to be pharaoh from his father's sage instruction and mysterious tests, evades the duplicity and attacks on his life orchestrated by his older brother, the heir… Read more