I read this book in a day and had been itching to get my hands on it from the moment I had finished Ender's game. I was wondering whether Orson Scott Card would be able to follow up and my expectations were extremely high. I was NOT disappointed! I loved this book, even more than the first one and I'm not sure I can exactly pin point why. The story just flowed beautifully from beginning to end. I had been gripped by the young Ender's story in book 1 and now he had grown up and through his travels in space eating away at the centuries on Earth and a rather clever universal communications system, Ender was a legend in his own lifetime - and not in the best way - very cleverly written with new characters equally as exciting as those of the previous book, another race of aliens INCREDIBLY and INGENIOUSLY crafted along with the world they come from. I am now itching to carry on and read the next book in the series and I am hoping their will be a film of this one too in the future - can't wait for Ender's Game to come out in the cinema now!