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The Ships of Earth (Homecoming, Bk 3)
The Ships of Earth - Homecoming, Bk 3
Author: Orson Scott Card
The City of Basilica has fallen. Now Wetchik, Nafai, and all their family must brave the desert wastes, and cross the wide continents to where Harmony's hidden spaceport lies silent, abandoned, waiting for the command to make the great interstellar ships ready for flight again. — But of these sixteen people, only a few have chosen their exile...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780812532630
ISBN-10: 0812532635
Publication Date: 1/15/1995
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 85 ratings
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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peculiarbookworm avatar reviewed The Ships of Earth (Homecoming, Bk 3) on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Out of all of the books of the Homecoming series, this was my least favorite.

Card sweeps through the story far too quickly for my taste, not really developing any of the characters or their relationships with each other. The reader is left to determine how the roles of the "not so important" characters (Kokor, Sevet, Eiadh, Vas and Obring, as well as their children) play out while the group is in the desert.

I would have loved for there to be more character development and stories of different problems/issues that the small tribe may have went through, instead of glazed over paragraphs in which a five year span may occur.

It seems that this book was mainly to get the group from their starting point to the beginning of the next story; it was just very rushed.

I still like the book very much and without it, the Homecoming saga wouldnot be complete.

All in all, a interesting read and a part of a series that's well worth getting yourself into.
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reviewed The Ships of Earth (Homecoming, Bk 3) on + 49 more book reviews
Another good book in a good series!
Judyh avatar reviewed The Ships of Earth (Homecoming, Bk 3) on + 211 more book reviews
Book 3 in the Homecoming series