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then you have to read the bean saga... ender's shadow, shadow of the hegemon, and shadow of the giant. the bean saga is better than the ender saga by far.
Ahh, good, then I'm on the right track. I purchased Ender's Shadow
about 2 months ago. I heard that there were two sagas, and wasn't quite sure which book belonged to which saga. I guess the "shadow" ones are part of the Bean saga then?
yes all the "shadow" books are all about bean. oh i made a mistake on the order, its actually ender's shadow, shadow of the hegemon, shadow puppets, and shadow of the giant.
What's the difference between the two?
well first off after ender's game, none of the kids ever see ender again, but you knew this from the ending of the first book. if you remember when they explain about near light speed travel and the effect of time, when one travels at the speed time moves much more slowly for them and the rest of the universe. so by the time xenocide (the second book about ender) starts all the events of the bean saga and all the people in it have happen/been dead for a VERY long time.
the first part of the bean saga, ender's shadow is ender's game (the parts starting from after ender reaches battle school) told from bean's perspective, and then rest of the saga picks up right after when ender's game ends.
the ender saga takes a 3000 or so year hiatus and then starts again when he finally finds a place to plant the queen egg sack.... and then wacky viral, talking tree mayhem ensues... but i have to warn you, xenocide is an annoying read... i hate the path, you'll understand if/when you read it.
What makes the Bean saga better than the Ender one?
a - bean is far more sarcastic
b - the great wall of india
c - there is no mention of the path
d - you get to see what happens to almost of the children from battle school, whereas the only characters from the first book in the ender saga are.. ender, valentine, peter, and the bugger queen... and someone that was there but you didn't know about it.