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Publisher Description

Ender's Shadow explores the stars in this all-new novel...

At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children--the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth's scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten--a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth's history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come.

For there in space before them lies a derelict Formic colony ship. Aboard it, they will find both death and wonders--the life support that is failing on their own ship, room to grow, and labs in which to explore their own genetic anomaly and the mysterious disease that killed the ship's colony.

Shadows in Flight is the fifth novel in Orson Scott Card's Shadow Series.


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.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
January 29
Tom Doherty Associates

Customer Reviews

CaptainDawg ,

Leaves you needing more...

I would rate every Orson Scott Card "Enderverse" book 5 stars without hesitation, but this one. It felt incomplete. It had all the makings for more...the life of Bean, the life of the children, and what happens just in a few more years. While its prime for a sequel (and it better be epic if I know what it could be), it just didn't match the depth and length of a normal OSC book...almost like a slightly longer short story. As a reader who has read all of these books and has come to realize these characters as friends, it was always sad to say goodbye to a series, but it was painfully obvious the series isn't done.

quigleyxavierofthestorm ,

Can't wait for the next novel

Starts out wired but ends in a satisfying and sensible way.

8bitme! ,

Another great read...

The only reason for three stars is he shortness of the book.

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