The fifth and final volume in Card's majestic Homecoming saga.
High above the Earth orbits the starship Basilica. On board the huge vessel is a sleeping woman. Of those who made the journey, Shedemai alone has survived the hundreds of years since the Children of Wetchik returned to Earth.
She now wears the Cloak of the Starmaster, and the Oversoul wakes her sometimes to watch over her descendants on the planet below. The population has grown rapidly - there are cities and nations now, whole peoples descended from those who followed Nafai or Elemak. But in all the long years of searching, the Oversoul has not found the thing it sought. It has not found the Keeper of Earth, the central intelligence that alone can repair the Oversoul's damaged programming.
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Orson Scott Card's bestselling Ender's Game is one of the most gripping, exciting science fiction novels of recent times - SFX
Haunting, compulsive, urgently readable...Story-telling genius - INTERZONE
Certain to be one of the most sought-after books of the year - LOCUS
SF takes old myths and genetically modified them for today's world, from George Lucas doing knight-saves-fair-lady in space to Star Trek's Wagon Train to the Stars. Orson Scott Card's five-volume Homecoming series goes one step further, reshaping some of - Card's Mormon beliefs are more strongly represented in this book than in some of his others. Earthborn is essentially a story about Free Will, the rea