Ender's Game by Orson Scott CardThursday, February 20, 2014
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: May 7, 2013; originally 1/1985
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Once again, the Earth is under attack. An alien species is poised for a final assault. The survival of humanity depends on a military genius who can defeat the aliens. But who?
Ender Wiggin. Brilliant. Ruthless. Cunning. A tactical and strategic master. And a child.
Recruited for military training by the world government, Ender’s childhood ends the moment he enters his new home: Battle School. Among the elite recruits Ender proves himself to be a genius among geniuses. He excels in simulated war games. But is the pressure and loneliness taking its toll on Ender? Simulations are one thing. How will Ender perform in real combat conditions? After all, Battle School is just a game.
Ender is a young boy, taken from his home and family, to learn how to become a space age soldier because he is one of the few who has shown enough of the promise to fulfill a certain set of criteria exhibited by humankind's last best hope. The threat is not over however, and a new saviour is needed. Ender is put through a rigorous training program that will either break him or make him the best chance to save mankind. His childhood is forfeit. Does he have what it takes or did they mistake his abilities? Read the novel to find out because like all good reads turned onto the big screen, you won't know what really happened unless you read the book.