A War of Gifts - Orson Scott Card

A War of Gifts

By Orson Scott Card

  • Release Date: 2009-07-07
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4
From 58 Ratings


Orson Scott Card offers a Christmas gift to his millions of fans with A War of Gifts, a short novel set during Ender Wiggin's first years at the Battle School where it is forbidden to celebrate religious holidays.
The children come from many nations, many religions; while they are being trained for war, religious conflict between them is not on the curriculum. But Dink Meeker, one of the older students, doesn't see it that way. He thinks that giving gifts isn't exactly a religious observation, and on Sinterklaas Day he tucks a present into another student's shoe.

This small act of rebellion sets off a battle royal between the students and the staff, but some surprising alliances form when Ender comes up against a new student, Zeck Morgan. The War over Santa Claus will force everyone to make a choice.


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

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


  • Good story

    By Herr Herr1
    Good story
  • Great for any Enders' Game Fan

    By Super Venz
    You have to read Ender's Game first... Isn't that obvious?
  • Hmmmmmm

    By KeDIX1414
    Ok, so I love ender's game. This book fell a little short for me. The ending was bizarre, and the book painted a twisted view of Christianity. It is so twisted that i laughed at some points. The sermon was just hysterically off base. found it to be an interesting read. I don't regret it, but this one isn't on my list of favorites,
  • Okay short story

    By Saabgirl9000
    This books was okay. It was a short story, and gave a little insight to other people at the battle school. I don't think that it was really worth the money though.
  • Fantastic

    By givenzgang
    A great continuation for the Enders game saga but overpriced like heck.
  • Good book!

    By Kilo Loco
    Only thing that stopped this book from being 5 stars was the fact that it's over priced for such a short read, but the content was great.