New York Times bestselling authors Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to the prequels to Ender’s Game with The Hive, book two in the Second Formic War.
A coalition of Earth’s nations barely fought off the Formics’ first scout ship. Now it’s clear that there’s a mother-ship out on edge of the system, and the aliens are prepared to take Earth by force. Can Earth’s warring nations and corporations put aside their differences and mount an effective defense?
“The sections that feature highly intelligent, self-reliant children―Card’s trademark―are as excellent as ever… Another solidly engrossing installment, where the aliens are really just a sideshow: What we’re witnessing is how and why Ender’s child armies came to be.”―Kirkus Reviews on Earth Afire
“While the reader knows who wins the war, the fate of the engaging characters in this story is up in the air. Thirty-five years after he introduced Ender to the world, it’s great to see that [Card] is still making magic in this imaginative world.”―New York Journal of Books on Earth Afire