Shadows in Flight

Shadows in Flight

eBook - 2013
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Bean moves with three of his children into a derelict space colony ship where they hope for a cure to engineered genes that give them high intelligence and short lives, a situation that is complicated when space-time distortions cause them to be forgotten by humanity.
Publisher: New York : Tor, [2013, 2011]
Edition: First mass market edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781466801561
Characteristics: 1 online resource (294 pages)


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Aug 25, 2016

Shadows in Flight is the fifth book in the Shadow series, which runs parallel to the Ender’s Game series. The book follows Bean and his three children whom he took into space with him in order to find a cure for a genetic disorder that grants them great intelligence at the cost of an extremely short life span (roughly twenty years). The story chronologically takes place before or during Speaker for the Dead (from the Ender’s Game series), and adds whole new perspective to the later books which I will avoid discussing due to spoilers. Bean and his children are all very interesting characters and the story is great, although you may appreciate it more if you read the Ender’s Game books first. If you enjoyed any of Orson Scott Card’s previous work, Shadows in Flight is required reading. 5/5 Stars. - @Fulton of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

unrelenting_spirit Mar 02, 2015

after"ender in exile"

Aug 19, 2014

Orson Scott Card’s Shadows in Flight (2012) - Ender Shadow Series Book 5 - continues Bean’s story. Excellent book! This was my eleventh book by the author and I have thoroughly enjoyed all of them. Doctor-at-Bass! Taylor A.

Jun 16, 2012

Compared to the earlier books in the Ender and Bean saga, I must admit this one fell flat. Not enough action or psychological suspense involved that was in the previous books either. So for all of the fans out there-- don't keep your hopes up too high! Don't be too discouraged though; Card still added an interesting twist to the Hive Queen plotline, and the inner workings of the 3 super genuises are very appealing. Read it yourself!

johnthomas Mar 04, 2012

the idea of "Bean" taking his 3 super-genius children into space to find refuge was appealing. The book itself had far too much psycho-babble not consonant with super-geniuses. Very disappointing


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