Ruins - Orson Scott Card


By Orson Scott Card

  • Release Date: 2012-10-30
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
Score: 4.5
From 249 Ratings


From the author of Ender’s Game, the soon-to-be major motion picture!

A complex fate. A deadly path. Book two in the New York Times bestselling series Publishers Weekly calls “an epic in the best sense.”

When Rigg and his friends crossed the Wall between the only world they knew and a world they could not imagine, he hoped he was leading them to safety. But the dangers in this new wallfold are more difficult to see. Rigg, Umbo, and Param know that they cannot trust the expendable, Vadesh—a machine shaped like a human, created to deceive—but they are no longer certain that they can even trust one another. But they will have little choice. Because although Rigg can decipher the paths of the past, he can’t yet see the horror that lies ahead: A destructive force with deadly intentions is hurtling toward Garden. If Rigg, Umbo, and Param can’t work together to alter the past, there will be no future.

The adventure, suspense, and time travel continue in this second installment in the critically acclaimed New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestselling Pathfinder series.


  • Fantastic book

    By S4lv4t1on
    A great continuation of a great series. Believable characters and dynamic writing, as one comes to expect with OSC.
  • Not As Good as the Others.

    By SB Local
    I typically like Orson Scott Card's book but this one let me unsatisfied.
  • What book?

    By SmoodBoss
    What book besides the ender series is good. Like a short story
  • Even more amazing than Pathfinder!!

    By dudebro29
    Blew my mind every page of the way. Can't wait for the next book in the series!!
  • Amazing

    By blue1848
    This is truly the best book I have ever read. He manages to write about a topic of time travel but still figures out a way around the paradoxes. This is a great read. From the moment I picked It up and began to read I couldn't put it back down.
  • Awesome as always !

    By Druid gal
    I have read almost all of Mr Scott's novels and fine each and everyone totally thought provoking, and unique in how they teach me life lessons ! Introspection at it's very best. Never stop writing, we need writers with your talent and understanding of the human condition to help us in life's journeys !
  • Classic Adventure

    By Guyadvance
    Great characters, interpersonal tension, and destiny
  • Wish it were longer

    By Cwant88
    Great read. Very though provoking. Now if I could jump back and tell myself to read it slower so it last longer....