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Earthborn

Earthborn

‘The fifth and last volume in Card’s sprawling Homecoming saga. More than parable, not quite allegory, Card’s far-future religious saga manages, brilliantly, to be at once entertaining, unobjectionable, and edifying.’ – Kirkus Reviews

‘The conclusion of the story, in which the first born son of a former priest and leader sees the evil he has caused and selects his future, is vintage Card and a joy to read.’ – Publishers Weekly

High above the Earth orbits the starship Basilica. On board the huge vessel is a sleeping woman. Of those who made the journey, Shedemai alone has survived the hundreds of years since the Children of Wetchik returned to Earth.

She now wears the Cloak of the Starmaster, and the Oversoul wakes her sometimes to watch over her descendants on the planet below. The population has grown rapidly – there are cities and nations now, whole peoples descended from those who followed Nafai or Elemak. But in all the long years of searching, the Oversoul has not found the thing it sought. It has not found the Keeper of Earth, the central intelligence that alone can repair the Oversoul’s damaged programming.

The fifth and final volume in Card’s majestic Homecoming saga.

Books by Orson Scott Card:

Alvin Maker novels
Seventh Son
Red Prophet
Prentice Alvin
Alvin Journeyman
Heartfire
The Crystal City

Ender Wiggin Saga
Ender’s Game
Speaker for the Dead
Xenocide
Children of the Mind
Ender in Exile

Homecoming
The Memory of the Earth
The Call of the Earth
The Ships of the Earth
Earthfall
Earthborn

First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
Earth Unaware
Earth Afire
Earth Awakens
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 20th December 2012

Price: £7

ISBN-13: 9781405524018