Literate prose and superlative characterisation . . . excellent
Card and Johnston intensify their complex intergalactic mythos with emotional intensity and widening thematic scope. Everyday desires are as deadly as the Formics' flesh-eating acid in this collision of space opera and big-bug epic. This breakneck thriller is a dark and lively addition to the Enderverse
The best writer science fiction has to offer.
The story progresses nimbly, with plenty of tension and excitement and Card's usual well-developed characters
A standout tale of SF adventure that gives Ender series fans fascinating backstory to the classic Ender's Game
Hugo and Nebula-award winner Orson Scott Card demonstrates again that he belongs in the company of such older masters of science fiction as Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert and Ursula K. Le Guin.