Review of 'Shadow Puppets'

Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card
3rd book in the 'Ender's Shadow' series

Another chapter in the on-going Ender saga sees various members of Ender's Dragon Army finding their way on earth – And causing chaos in it's politics.

Peter Wiggin, Ender's brother, is pursuing the creation of a Hegemony - A peaceful collective of countries.

Bean, Ender's right-hand man, and Petra's relationship hots up as they pursue children…In the hands of one of Bean's most hated people…

Virlomi is getting involved in the politics in India by starting a grass-roots rebellion against the Chinese occupiers. One stone at a time.

Of course, throughout all of this Achilles continues to wreck his havoc on the Battle School graduates and the rest of the planet…Will Peter or Bean be able to stop his unstoppable campaign?

Interesting continuation of the Ender saga with the graduates of the Battle School coming across the not-so-easy to conquer problems of the earth. Card brings a lot of light to some of the political issues of our time (though often, necessarily, simplified). Quite readable, fairly short read, and not so much going on that it is difficult to follow. Leaving a lot of threads unfinished, this is obviously a continuation and not a conclusion to the saga. Bring on the next book…

Rating: “It is OK but I have some issues”

Review Date: 2009-05-21

Genre: Science Fiction

Publisher: TOR

Publication Date: 2002

ISBN: 0-7653-0017-6

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