Ender's Shadow is the third in the Ender series that I have read. I loved Ender's Game and really enjoyed Speaker for the Dead. I just find the character of Ender fascinating and interestingly complex. But Shadow is actually more about another character, Bean, a young boy incredibly small for his age who is even more brilliant that Ender. I found I had to work hard to suspend my disbelief at how much the infant and toddler Bean was able to do in order to survive. Eventually the story explains some of his unnatural abilities and ably ties that information into explaining some of Bean's shortcomings. Card wrote this book quite a while after Game, but wrote it as a parallel story, just from Bean's perspective. More than anything, it made me want to go and reread Ender's Game with this new perspective on what happened. And also, because I loved the character of Ender, and this book almost expalins his abilities away. Having said that, I still thought Card wrote a brilliant book with such a creative premise for the future. I just want Ender to remain a hero in my mind like he was after reading the first book. Now his heroism and talents are more ambiguous.