Skip to main content
PBS logo
Want fewer ads?

Search - Ender's Shadow (Ender)

Ender's Shadow (Ender)
Ender's Shadow - Ender
Author: Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card brings us back to the very beginning of his brilliant Ender Quartet, with a novel that allows us to reenter that world anew. — With all the power of his original creation, Card has created a parallel volume to Ender's Game, a book that expands and compliments the first, enhancing its power, illuminating its events and its ...  more »
Info icon
The Market's bargain prices are even better for Paperbackswap club members!
Retail Price: $8.99
Buy New (Paperback): $9.19 (save -2%) or
Become a PBS member and pay $5.29+1 PBS book credit Help icon(save 41%)
ISBN-13: 9780812575712
ISBN-10: 0812575717
Publication Date: 12/15/2000
Pages: 480
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 457 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
Reviews: Member | Amazon | Write a Review

Top Member Book Reviews

reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on
Helpful Score: 4
I actually preferred "Ender's Shadow" to the original "Ender's Game". While I relate better to the character of Ender, Bean's experience was far more interesting due to his larger emotional range in comparison.

Anybody who is looking to read this book should be made aware that this isn't just a rehashing of the original book. Card seems to have put a lot of thought into it. What Ender experiences in comparison to Bean is different, despite the fact that they go through the same rigorous training. Bean has a different point of view on it all, since he isn't as innocent as Ender.

This book would probably stand well on its own, if the one has not read the original.
reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 35 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Andres "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. Here is the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean--the one who became Ender's right hand, his strategist and his friend. Neat Sci-Fi!
reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Not as good as Ender's Game, but it's an interesting retelling from Bean's point of view. If you haven't read Ender's Game, read it first and if you don't like it, don't bother.
reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on
Helpful Score: 2
Revisit the best for enders game with a new perspective. I have read the whole ender series and liked Enders Shadow more then any other book in the series, short of the original. The book is so good it ends up being a short read.
LizB avatar reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on
Helpful Score: 2
This book was amazing! I picked it up years after reading the original Ender's Game and loved every minute of it. It was a good refresher on the detail of the original story line, but with unexpected twists that were unrevealed from Ender's perspective. A must read if you loved Ender's Game!
Read All 22 Book Reviews of "Enders Shadow Ender"

Please Log in to Rate these Book Reviews

jrw avatar reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 33 more book reviews
The plot is similar to Ender's Game naturally. However, the plot twist in Ender's Game is written plainly in Ender's Shadow, making it have less of an impact. While I did enjoy this book as much as, if not more than, Ender's Game, I would recommend reading Ender's Game first due to the mentioned difference in perspective on the story.
MelissaDuvall avatar reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on
Fans of Ender's Game who couldn't follow with the increasingly (for me anyway) strung out series will love Ender's Shadow. It's a great companion piece to the original, although it doesn't quite have the lingering power of the original.
reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 6 more book reviews
I really love Orson Scott Card because you really don't know whats going on until you read it. its unpredictable!


Want fewer ads?