[Kindle ePUB] Earthfall by Orson Scott Card

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Tchick's youngest son and his oldestOn board the starship Bailica the children of the tribe will become pawns in the struggle Two factions are each making secret plans to awaken the children and themselves early from the cold sleep capsules in which they will pass the long decades of the journey Each side hopes to gain years of influence on the minds of the children winning their loyalty in the s. While I enjoyed the theory of the saga I was tired by the time I reached this book

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Earthfall

Earthfall the fourth volume in Orson Scott Card's space opera Homecoming seriesThe Oversoul of the colony planet Harmony selected the family of Wetchik to carry it back to long lost Earth Now grown to a tribe in the years of their journey to Harmony's hidden starport they are ready at last to take a ship to the stars But from the beginning there has been bitter dispute between Nafai and Elemak We. I was a bit disappointed after finishing the 3rd book in this series The Ships of Earth as I felt I was really reading a story that was turning into just a complex family drama rather than a science fiction saga which is what it seemed to have been billed as A handful of characters had been added to the story for reasons I couldn t really understand other than to just expand the family dynamicHowever with this book my opinion of the story changed and I ended up really enjoying the ride on which it took me The handful of characters I mentioned earlier are fully developed here and play and extremely important role While the story still focuses on the drama of an expanded dysfunctional family in this book their roles are successfully related and emotionally linked to a heavy science fiction context After the Earthfall two new racescultures are introduced and this for me was when the story really started to get good It reminded me of why I like to read science fiction in the first place Learning about the new cultures of the Angles and the Diggers was fascinating and the humans interaction with them kept my interest I was fully engaged with the plights of all 3 cultures Characters are brought to life even than that had been previously and that s saying a lot considering how developed many of them already were In addition this book also contained a little excitementaction than the previous books hadAll these factors contributed to a great reading experience

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Truggle for control of reclaimed EarthBut the Oversoul is truly in control of this journey It has downloaded a complete copy of itself to the Ship's computers And only Nafai who wears the Cloak of the Starmaster by the Oversoul's command really understand what this will mean to all their plans for the futureHomecoming series The Memory of EarthThe Call of EarthThe Ships of EarthEarthfallEarthborn. As book four opens the family chosen to repopulate Earth has completed the work of building the ancient star ships that will take it home But an unending hatred between two brothers could pull the family apart The aging father insists that family members swear an oath to follow his youngest son Nafai To keep the peace everyone enters the oath but the oldest brother is uietly biding his time until the old man is dead and he can take overBut is there another way to ensure that future generations of the colonists will follow the righteous Nafai Indeed there is Although all the colonists were supposed to sleep for 10 years in suspended animation Nafai and his associates program the computer to awaken a select number after the ship had been in transit for a short time These children would be under Nafai s supervision once they were awake and he could work with them without interruption to gain their loyaltyThe problem is Elemak the oldest son had played computer programmer too He fixed things such that he and his children would wake up some six years or so into the voyage With everyone awake the divisions began in earnest with Elemak insisting that Nafai had robbed him of the loyalty of his children Elemak made every attempt to torture his younger brother and kill him but the cloak Nafai wore protected him from the worst of things and he lived despite their best efforts to kill himMeanwhile on Earth the Keeper of Earth alerted two groups of non human species that the humans were coming It involves some interesting forms of worship and dreams some of which bogged me down a bit But by reading to the end I understood the purpose of the two species and their interaction with the humans once they arrivedI highly enjoyed this and I read the commercial edition so I can t speak to the NLS narration but I m sure it is excellent and compelling It certainly was in the first book


10 thoughts on “Earthfall

  1. says:

    Although many reviews have said that this entire series is sort of a different way of exploring the Book of Mormon I know very little about Mormon parables or beliefs so I had nothing to compare these books to in that rega

  2. says:

    I was a bit disappointed after finishing the 3rd book in this series The Ships of Earth as I felt I was really reading a story that was turning

  3. says:

    I just I love the moments in this book that pierce to my little moral heart In one chapter Card had me crying angry hateful and then resolved me to forgiving pity and a ironic chuckle This is a great example of a story that moves you instead of manipulating you I love the way Card takes animals that society shuns and makes them into Fellow Men we grow to lovePg 178Better to have the trust of the people than their respect With t

  4. says:

    I think this series should end here It's such a perfect spot to cut off and leave everyone alone but I will read book five just to know what the future of Earth is for these peopleOrson Scott Card is a great writer I have never hated a character as much as I hate Elemak This book was definitely the one where I hated him the most agh some parts were so hard to read I was seething This is probably my least favourite of the series so far It wa

  5. says:

    This should have ended the series pretty good moment to tie all the loose ends finish agony of the characters who just are wicked and should have been cannon fodder aGoT style But no same situations same face offs little bit new info but not enough

  6. says:

    While I enjoyed the theory of the saga I was tired by the time I reached this book

  7. says:

    As book four opens the family chosen to repopulate Earth has completed the work of building the ancient star ships that will take it home But an unending hatred between two brothers could pull the family apart The aging father insists that fam

  8. says:

    The 4th installment of Homecoming Saga was to my liking than the previous 2 Finally we find out whowhat the creatures from the dreams sent by the Keeper of the Earth are The scientific explanations for their genetically altered evolutions are somehow expected though And the way things are wrapped up the decisions the human make seem kind of rushed Nevertheless the thought process is interesting to follow as is the way in which the three civ

  9. says:

    This fourth volume in Scott's Homecoming Saga involves the refugees from the planet Harmony landing in their ship Basilica on the planet of the title The new generation of children born during the long voyage become inexorably bound up in the struggle between the factions led by the brothers Nafai and Elemak which develo

  10. says:

    The colony of people who have returned to earth from the planet Harmony settle into live on earth again They meet two new races of 'people' the diggers devils and the angels sky meat This story explores the way a fraction happens amon

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