Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card
It’s taken me a while but I have finally read the original Ender’s Game series.
The first novel is a science fiction classic that I stumbled upon seven years ago. I was completely blown away by the tale and it became one of my all-time favourite books.
The second book in the series, Speaker for the Dead, did the impossible. It topped the original. Sequels rarely do that, but the second book stands as my favourite of the series.
The third book was enjoyable but couldn’t quite compare to the two back-to-back knock-out punches. Fortunately though, Orson Scott Card brings it all home in the fourth and final chapter of the series.
But like all good characters and stories, this one lives on. Card is apparently working on a new trilogy focusing on the alien species, The Formics.
That would bring the grand total up to 19 novels. I have only read 7 of them so I still have some work to do to exhaust the complete Enderverse Saga.
I highly recommend the audio books of this series. They are produced with full-cast narration and sound effects. They sound amazing and are, quite frankly, the best way to experience the stories.
My Reading Log of 2014 – continually updated all year long