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on May 19, 2014
I'd like to see this book as the movie sequel. it covers what happens when the soldiers return from war.
What becomes of the hero's? Especially the 13 year old victor and destroyer of worlds?

Ender in exiles deals with the issues of weapons becoming tools. Children who are warriors trying to return to a life of peace.
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on July 30, 2015
Could've gotten rid of the library tape and plastic sleeve cover, the dust jacket is enough. Had to remove those myself. Made it really flimsy, and I buy hard covers mainly for the cloth cover feel.
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on November 19, 2014
Good book, fills a blank in the Ender series, I am a big fan of the books so I enjoyed having that blank filled.
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on January 14, 2009
At the age of twelve, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin saved all of humanity by winning a game. However, it never was just a game. Ender won a war by destroying all the "buggers". In the process, many died and young Ender must deal with the knowledge off all that has happened because of that. But often Ender's hind-sight keeps repeating the same question: Why? Why did the buggers and their Hive Queens, knowing Ender was coming to destroy them, remain where they were and allow themselves to be killed?

Had Ender gone back to Earth he would have been used as a weapon for his country or assassinated so he could never be used as such. Therefore, Ender becomes the nominal governor of a colony. The idea was for humans to colonize all the buggers' former worlds so that humanity's fate would not be tied to one planet. Valentine, Ender's sister, chooses to go with him. It is a forty year voyage by Earth's time. For those on the ship only two years will have passed due to the relativistic effects of near-lightspeed travel. Ender's primary hope is that he may find an answer to his question, "Why?"

**** The author, Orson Scott Card, lets readers see what happens after the war is won. The first section of the story shows why Ender has to leave and why Valentine goes too. The next section is the space travel with its share of troubles. Then comes the colony section, where Ender will find the answer to his nagging question in the form of "something" the buggers left behind. That item will give Ender the purpose his life seems to so desperately need. I make Ender's life sound so simple; however, it is anything but. Characters enjoyed during the original book (Ender's Game) make brief appearances and I, as the reader, am happy to see what becomes of them. The new characters are well developed and realistic. Nothing and no one came across to me as fake, though some parts of this story do seem a bit rushed to me.

Orson Scott Card is not only a masterful Science Fiction author. He is also talented at manipulating the minds of people and forcing them to do the one thing they seldom stop to do - THINK! ****

Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
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on November 12, 2015
Excellent book!
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on November 27, 2014
Good read
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