The Swarm

The Swarm

Card, Orson Scott

Language: English

Words: 155390
Pages: 575


Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to their *Ender's Game* prequel series with this first volume of an all-new trilogy about the Second Formic War in *The Swarm*. The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces, and the Chinese army. China has been devastated by the Formic's initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. There is a mothership out beyond the Solar System's Kuiper Belt, and it's heading into the system, unstoppable by any weapons that Earth can muster. Earth has been reorganized for defense. There is now a Hegemon, a planetary official responsible for keeping all the formerly warring nations in line. There's a...