Earth Afire

Earth Afire

Card, Orson Scott & Aaron Johnston

Book 2.0 of The First Formic War

Language: English

Publisher: MacMillan

Published: Jun 4, 2013

Words: 147616
Pages: 544

Description:

One hundred years before *Ender's Game*, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. This is the story of the First Formic War. Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. They didn't believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat. Fans of *Ender's Game* will thrill to Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston's *Earth Afire*. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied. ** ### Amazon.com Review #### *A Reading Guide for Ender's Game.* **THE ENDER UNIVERSE** **Ender's Series**: Ender Wiggin: The finest general the world could hope to find or breed. The following Ender's Series titles are listed in order: Ender's Game, Ender In Exile, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind. **Ender's Shadow Series**: Parallel storylines to *Ender’s Game* from Bean: Ender’s right hand, his strategist, and his friend. The following Ender's Shadow Series titles are listed in order: Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Giant, Shadows in Flight. **The First Formic War Series**: One hundred years before *Ender's Game*, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. These are the stories of the First Formic War. Earth Unaware, Earth Afire. **Ender Novellas ** A War of Gifts, First Meetings. **The Authorized Ender Companion**: A complete and in-depth encyclopedia of all the persons, places, things, and events in Orson Scott Card’s Ender Universe. ### From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. With a stellar cast of narrators, this prequel to Card's sci-fi classic Ender's Game is a rollicking, rollercoaster ride of an adventure. Set more than 100 years before the events of the Ender Quintet, this second part of the trilogy describes the beginning of the Formic war. With a brutal invasion that catches Earth by surprise, the Formics establish a strong foothold in China and proceed to rain death and destruction on the planet. A diverse group of people, including both military personnel and civilians, struggles for survival and endeavors to fight back against the invading hoard. From the very beginning of this audio edition, the almost-nonstop action is delivered perfectly, keeping listeners on the edge of their seats. At the same time, the narrators manage to bring a large and diverse cast of characters to life with a sharply realized array of distinct voices and accents. The standout performance belongs to Stefan Rudnicki, who offers up a pitch-perfect rendition of Mazer Rackham, a New Zealand special ops officer, as he, along with a young refugee, labors across a war-torn Chinese countryside toward a nail-biting showdown with the invaders. The audiobook ends on a major cliffhanger, leaving listeners chomping at the bit for the next installment. A Tor hardcover. (June)