Shadow of the Hegemon is the direct sequel to Orson Scott Card's international bestseller, Ender's Shadow.
The Formic War is over, won by Ender Wiggin and his team of precociously brilliant child-warriors. The enemy is destroyed, the human race is saved. Ender himself refuses to return to the planet, but his crew has gone home to their families, scattered across the globe. The Battle School is no more.
But with the external threat gone, the Earth has become a battlefield once more. Nations wish to reassert their sovereignty. The children of the Battle School are more than heroes; they are potential weapons that can bring power to the countries that control them.
One by one, all of Ender's Dragon Army are kidnapped. Only Bean escapes, and he turns for help to Ender's brother, Peter, who has already been manipulating the politics of Earth from behind the scenes. With Bean's help, he will eventually rule the world.
Genres: science fiction
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Orson Scott Card (born 1951) is an American author, critic, public speaker, essayist, columnist, and political activist. He writes in several genres, but is primarily known for his science fiction. His novel Ender's Game (1985) and its sequel Speaker for the Dead (1986) both won Hugo and Nebula Awards, making Card the only author to win both science fiction's top U.S. prizes in consecutive years. He is also known as an advocate for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which he has been a lifelong practicing member, and as a political commentator on many issues, including opposition to homosexual behavior and the legalization of same-sex marriage.