Ender in Exile is a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card, published on November 11, 2008. The book takes place in between Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead. Ender in Exile begins one year after the Buggers War and the Battle School warriors return to earth.
I was discussing the Ender's Game series the other day with a friend and I found us reflecting on the psychology of the characters as if they were real people. Why would Ender skip ahead 3000 years with no record? What happened as he was growing up? My friend then informed me that there was a new book in the series that was supposed to fill in all the details. I bought it online and gobbled it right up. The new book, Ender in Exile, helped me learn more about Ender the "person." … more
After finishing Ender's Game, a commenter informed me that the next book in the series, chronologically, was Ender in Exile. Thankfully, I did not read any of the other books in the series, and this one was read within a few months of finishing Ender's Game. Andrew "Ender" Wiggins has led the Earth's forces to victory over the formics. Now, as his friends leave Battle School for Earth and the soldiers populate the former worlds of the formics, Ender finds himself in an interesting … more
It was through the Twitterverse that I found out that Orson Scott Card had written another installment of Ender Wiggin's life in the book Ender In Exile. This is described as "the lost years", the time after Ender left battle school and started to come to grips with exactly what he had done in terms of destroying an entire species. While I liked Exile for what it was, I realize that this would have been best read shortly after finishing (or rereading) Ender's Game. I felt the same way here as I … more