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Publisher Description

One hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. This is the story of the First Formic War.

Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. They didn't believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame.

And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat.
Fans of Ender's Game will thrill to Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston's Earth Afire.

THE ENDER UNIVERSE

Ender series
Ender’s Game / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind / Ender in Exile / Children of the Fleet

Ender’s Shadow series
Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight

The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens

The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
The Swarm / The Hive

Ender novellas
A War of Gifts / First Meetings

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2013
June 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
619
Pages
PUBLISHER
Tom Doherty Associates
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
847
KB

Customer Reviews

DaggerDg ,

Disappointing

This is a deeply flawed book. It's a quick read, and contains some interesting foreshadowing of Ender's Game. There are also a couple well-developed characters, particularly Lem Jukes. Unfortunately, however, the grammar is clumsy, the diction befits a high school essay, and the typos are just inexcusable for a book that was ostensibly reviewed by an editor. All that would be tolerable if the narrative didn't lurch from one tied cliche to another, culminating in an anticlimax that sets up a totally unnecessary third book.

I loved Ender's Game and its first few sequels. That makes this book especially disappointing. There are some fun chapters here, but I was left with embarrassment for having read something so mediocre.

Debg57 ,

Earth afire

Hate the ending

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