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Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to their Ender's Game prequel series with this first volume of an all-new trilogy about the Second Formic War in The Swarm.
The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces, and the Chinese army. China has been devastated by the Formic's initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship.
There is a mothership out beyond the Solar System's Kuiper Belt, and it's heading into the system, unstoppable by any weapons that Earth can muster.
Earth has been reorganized for defense. There is now a Hegemon, a planetary official responsible for keeping all the formerly warring nations in line. There's a Polemarch, responsible for organizing all the military forces of the planet into the new International Fleet. But there is an enemy within, an enemy as old as human warfare: ambition and politics. Greed and self-interest. Will Bingwen, Mazer Rackam, Victor Delgado and Lem Juke be able to divert those very human enemies in time to create a weapon that can effectively defend humanity in the inexorable Second Formic War?
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First book of a trilogy that is itself a second prequel to the series. Are you kidding me?
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First book of a trilogy that is itself a second prequel to the series. Are you kidding me?
It's a complex universe of characters.
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Great series, and great characters. I don't know if this is the best place to jump into the Ender universe but if you're already a fan you'll like this.
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you should just pirate this guy's stuff, he's a jerk
What did he do?
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Can't speak for this book but the series as a whole is actually really good. It's huge and the characters seem very diverse and real. The first prequel is called Earth Unaware which takes place before Ender. You can probably get the audio books from your library... which have multiple readers and are more like radio dramas. Very well done IMO.

Ignore the haters. People disagree with OSC's religious beliefs so they say his writing sucks. He has a bibliography that counters any hate talk about him. TBH, as far as I know, the only book of his where his religion is discussed is Lost Boys... which is kind of like a fictional autobiography.
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Can't speak for this book but the series as a whole is actually really good. It's huge and the characters seem very diverse and real. The first prequel is called Earth Unaware which takes place before Ender. You can probably get the audio books from your library... which have multiple readers and are more like radio dramas. Very well done IMO.

Ignore the haters. People disagree with OSC's religious beliefs so they say his writing sucks. He has a bibliography that counters any hate talk about him. TBH, as far as I know, the only book of his where his religion is discussed is Lost Boys... which is kind of like a fictional autobiography.
I loved the first book "Enders game" when it was just a stand alone story. I read two more books in the series before calling it quits (actually I don't think I even quite finished Xenocide).
I was not aware how big the overall series would grow from there. Even the eventual movie did not rekindle me to pick up where I stopped. I would recommend for anyone to start at the original books before deciding if it makes sense to buy into the new trilogy prequel.
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You aren't wrong
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Love OSC! Got to meet him in Greensboro, but I had enjoyed the Enderverse long before then 😊 His stuff is DRM free, but I'll pay to support an amazing writer.
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First book of a trilogy that is itself a second prequel to the series. Are you kidding me?
He is really milking it, but Enders Game and Enders Shadow are still classics.
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I loved the first book "Enders game" when it was just a stand alone story. I read two more books in the series before calling it quits (actually I don't think I even quite finished Xenocide).
I was not aware how big the overall series would grow from there. Even the eventual movie did not rekindle me to pick up where I stopped. I would recommend for anyone to start at the original books before deciding if it makes sense to buy into the new trilogy prequel.
The original series does change quite a bit in tone and theme after Ender's Game, becoming much more philosophical. I'd say the Shadow Series and these prequel series do a good job of returning to the original style with more action and intrigue.
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OSC did a great job with the originals. "Speaker for the Dead" is one of favorites.
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I loved the first book "Enders game" when it was just a stand alone story. I read two more books in the series before calling it quits (actually I don't think I even quite finished Xenocide).
I was not aware how big the overall series would grow from there. Even the eventual movie did not rekindle me to pick up where I stopped. I would recommend for anyone to start at the original books before deciding if it makes sense to buy into the new trilogy prequel.
While I like "Speaker for the Dead", "Ender's Shadow" follows the characters from "Ender's Game" and builds a more interesting world. I'd recommend giving that a shot if you have any interest at all.

I can deal with OSC's religious and political beliefs, but don't think I can forgive him for how let down I was by the Alvin Maker series. Great premise, but after 4 or 5 books I regretted ever starting that mess.
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