Now this book won’t make any sense unless you read Ender’s Game as this is a book that takes place at the same time as Ender’s Game, but just from another perspective. This is from the perspective of the character Bean who was by far my favorite, even more so than Ender.
LOVED this book! But obviously read Ender’s Game first. 5 stars and recommend.
Amazon lists this as Book 5 in the Ender’s series, but my friend suggested I read this one next. I then went on to read the entire Shadow trilogy as the Ender books after Ender’s game take place about 30 years after the first book. Anyways, good book and I would suggest to read this one right after you read Ender’s Game.
Welcome to Battleschool.
Growing up is never easy. But try living on the mean streets as a child begging for food and fighting like a dog with ruthless gangs of starving kids who wouldn’t hesitate to pound your skull into pulp for a scrap of apple. If Bean has learned anything on the streets, it’s how to survive. And not with fists. He is way too small for that. But with brains.
Bean is a genius with a magician’s ability to zero in on his enemy and exploit his weakness.
What better quality for a future general to lead the Earth in a final climactic battle against a hostile alien race, known as Buggers. At Battleschool Bean meets and befriends another future commander – Ender Wiggins – perhaps his only true rival.
Only one problem: for Bean and Ender, the future is now.
- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Starscape; 1st edition (May 19, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0765342405