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Earthborn (Homecoming Saga #5)
Earthborn - Homecoming Saga #5
Author: Orson Scott Card
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 hundred 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 pla...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780812532982
ISBN-10: 0812532988
Publication Date: 5/15/1996
Pages: 448
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 74 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
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peculiarbookworm avatar reviewed Earthborn (Homecoming Saga #5) on + 23 more book reviews
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Out of all the books in the Homecoming series, this one had the most prevalent religious overtones in it. Because of this, I found it hard to get into the story. It was also hard to understand the context in which this book was presented, as what your reading takes place after humans from Harmony have returned to Earth and even after they've re-populated. You have numerous new characters to become acquainted with and it takes some getting used to remember their names and relationships with each other.

Going back to the religious overtones, you really can't miss them. It felt like Card was trying way too hard to bring his message about God across to you and pretty blatantly, I might add.

I also feel cheated in reading the supposed last volume in this series. While the book was a fantastic story, it does not answer any of my questions and does conclude the series for me.

What about the angels, diggers and humans? What's the point of them and their assumed symbiotic relationship? You never really find out, except for the answer that, "it's what the Keeper wants."

I had high hopes for this last book, but it fell short. A good book, in and of itself, but not the book that should have ended the series.
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reviewed Earthborn (Homecoming Saga #5) on + 5 more book reviews
I like anything Card writes!
BookMark13 avatar reviewed Earthborn (Homecoming Saga #5) on + 17 more book reviews
Card threw me for a loop by changing the how he named characters. I thought he had petered out and should have stopped with four books but the climax was pretty good; including a religious conversion. Questions are left unanswered.
dondashguitar avatar reviewed Earthborn (Homecoming Saga #5) on + 18 more book reviews
The final book in the series and I very much enjoyed it.