Shadow Puppets

Shadow Puppets

Paperback - 2003
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Bestselling author Orson Scott Card brings to life a new chapter in the saga of Ender's Earth and The Shadow Series.

Earth and its society have been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin's victory over the Formics. The unity forced upon the warring nations by an alien enemy has shattered. Nations are rising again, seeking territory and influence, and most of all, seeking to control the skills and loyalty of the children from the Battle School.

But one person has a better idea. Peter Wiggin, Ender's older, more ruthless, brother, sees that any hope for the future of Earth lies in restoring a sense of unity and purpose. And he has an irresistible call on the loyalty of Earth's young warriors. With Bean at his side, the two will reshape our future.

Shadow Puppets is the continuing story of Bean and Petra, and the rest of Ender's Dragon Army, as they take their places in the new government of Earth.


Ender series
Ender's Game / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind / Ender in Exile / Children of the Fleet

Ender's Shadow series
Ender's Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight

The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens

The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
The Swarm / The Hive

Ender novellas
A War of Gifts / First Meetings

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2003
ISBN: 9780765340054


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Mar 28, 2019

Book 7

Feb 25, 2017

This book is super sexist. Petra used to be such a strong awesome character and in this one he writes her with her sole goal being to have Bean's babies. No woman lives only to have another man's babies. We might want kids, but the reasoning behind it isn't just to continue his line. It's because you want to raise kids together. And this especially annoyed me because it isn't consistent with her character, she doesn't live for any man. She lives for herself. She was a strong independent female and then Orson had to go and mess that up.

Jan 08, 2015

I enjoyed this book, it was at slow paced, and wasn’t immersive to me, but it was interesting. It included politics and a character was genetically altered, making this story different than most others. As part of a series, it is also interesting to see how this fits in with all the other stories.

Aug 02, 2014

Orson Scott Card’s Shadow Puppets (2002) – Ender Shadow Series Book 3 - continues Bean’s story. Excellent book! Doctor-at-Bass! Taylor A.

Jun 12, 2012

Bean series, book 3, good


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Nov 29, 2011

The continuation of the parallel series, Ender's Shadow. The third installment of the parallel.


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