Review of 'Speaker for the Dead'

Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
2nd book in the 'Ender Saga' series

The sequel to the original Ender's Game and this book sees Ender as “Speaker for the Dead” redeeming himself by not only letting the galaxy know about the buggers but also investigating the potential zenocide of the piggies – another race that threatens mankind on a remote planet. Though the book starts slowly it quickly picks up when Ender arrives on the planet and begins his investigation. Well written and a real “page-turner”. It would be recommended that the reader have at least read the original Ender's Game before reading this novel, but I found, despite having read the original many years ago, the story relatively easy to follow. A great sequel.

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Genre: Science Fiction


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