This is the last in Card’s “ENDER” series, one of the best sci-fi series in history IMHO. Card receives a huge amount of social criticism for his views but, Lordy, the man can write a good story! This one is better read after all its preceding offerings. Even given that, there is too much back story, prose and explanation to hook me like the others did. It only really works when the dialogue and plot take over from the back story. Still, a wonderful series that everyone should read.
My word, Mr. Card is wordy in this allegory of a Noah-like extended family’s journey to return to the roots of humanity. Perhaps I just can’t forgive Mr. Card because there’s no Ender Wiggin anywhere in the tale.
Sorry, Orson fans, but this Ender’s story is nowhere near the original Ender series.