Shadow Puppets - Orson Scott Card

Shadow Puppets

By Orson Scott Card

  • Release Date: 2003-06-16
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 254 Ratings


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

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  • Great Series, Excellent Author

    By jordanamazin
    Card has been my favorite author since 8th grade when I first read Ender's Game. Over the years I have completed the Ender quartet and have finally taken the time to work through the Shadow series. I love the entire "universe" that these novels provide, and that every character stays true to their personality and traits, making them not only believable, but real. This book in particular has moments that my heart would race from sheer excitement. Great read!
  • Good story

    By Herr Herr1
    Good story
  • Too much

    By RiccoV
    Ender's Game? Wonderful. A great book with fantastic characters and a compelling story. Enders Shadow? At least as good. However the follow ups, such as this, The Shadow Puppets, are turgid, drag and seem to go on forever. Too much explanation or explication. Not interested in reading political philosophy. Just tell the story. I'll likely read the next one, Shadow of the Hegemon, to complete the series, but it seems like work.
  • I love it

    By Dgkgihpcifdogxocyc
    There are very few thing that could make this book better. You can read it a thousand times over and analyze every sentence and it would still be one of the most enjoyable readings ever. With bean as the main character it gives us in site on what being a true genius is like.
  • Shadow Puppets

    By Elijah97
    A really great book you will enjoy it! New York Times