Shadow of the Hegemon (The Shadow Series)
Orson Scott Card
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The War is over, won by Ender Wiggin and his team of 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. 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.
Peter Wiggin, Ender's older brother, has already been manipulating the politics of Earth from behind the scenes. With Bean's help, he will eventually rule the world.
Shadow of the Hegemon is the second novel in Orson Scott Card's Shadow Series.
third, Brazil invited Peter Wiggin to come there. No one else did. Peter had no delusions about what the office of Hegemon had become. He did not expect anyone to come to him. He went to them. Which is why he left Haiti and crossed the Pacific to Manila, where Bean and his Thai army and the Indians they rescued had found temporary refuge. Peter knew that Bean was still angry at him, so he was relieved that Bean not only agreed to see him, but treated him with open respect when he arrived. His
because you became a talk-therapy shrink, which is like being a minister of a religion in which you get to be God.” The psychiatrist turned red. Petra liked that. He was stupid, and he didn’t like hearing it, but he definitely needed to hear it because he clearly had built his whole life around the idea that he was smart, and now that he was playing with live ammunition, thinking he was smart was going to get him killed. “I suppose you’re right, that the driver does know where we’re going
walkway to the front door. When Ender left home, did he walk down this path? Bean tried to imagine the scene. Ender never came home. Like Bonzo, the other casualty of the war. Bonzo, killed; Ender, missing in action; and now Bean coming up the walk to Ender’s home. Only this was no sentimental visit with a grieving family. It was a different war now, but war it was, and she had another son at risk these days. She was not supposed to know what he was doing. Wasn’t that the whole point of Peter’s
me. He’ll do nothing to protect me.” “So here we are once again,” said Bean. “We’re giving you something, and you’re going to use it. Are you going to help me? How can I get into a position where I have troops to train and command? Besides going back to Greece, I mean.” “No, not Greece,” said Peter. “They’re useless to you, and they’ll end up doing only what Russia permits. No freedom of action.” “Where, then?” said Sister Carlotta. “Where do you have influence?” “In all modesty,” said Peter,
you to unshackle it from the chains of the secular government of Turkey. Behind you, you will have only your brother Indians, wishing you well as you show the greatness of this land that God has chosen, and that finally is ready to rise.” “Save the speech,” said Wahabi. “You understand that I have to verify that this signature is genuine, and that the Indian troops are moving in the direction that you say.” “You will do what you have to do,” said Achilles. “I will return to India now.”