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Visitors This is definitely not Card s best work There wasretelling of the story from the previous two books than I care for I read the previous books and do not want to go over it again, I want new story.As in the previous book, the dialogue between the characters got old They spend a lot of time bickering over pointless things that have nothing to do with the story After we meet Wheaton and his daughter, the characters all degenerate to the same personality Almost every character makes snide This is definitely not Card s best work There wasretelling of the story from the previous two books than I care for I read the previous books and do not want to go over it again, I want new story.As in the previous book, the dialogue between the characters got old They spend a lot of time bickering over pointless things that have nothing to do with the story After we meet Wheaton and his daughter, the characters all degenerate to the same personality Almost every character makes snide and childish comments about whatever someone else says I couldn t tell them apart by the end of the book.The first 3 4 of the book basically goes nowhere Some new characters are introduced that end up being just like the other characters But the plot goes nowhere Do we really need to do all that business with Wheaton s evolutionary theories and travelling back in time to validate them Then in the last 100 pages all the loose ends are quickly and neatly tied up and the story comes to an abrupt end If the extraneous characters, pointless dialogue, and most of the Wheaton plot were removed, the book would be about 200 pages and probably better for it.The editing was much better than the previous book I did not notice any glaring inconsistencies, and they even corrected one of them from the second book I liked Pathfinder a lot The unusual spins on time travel are very interesting The sequels were very disappointing I still enjoyed them because I wanted to find out what happened to the characters from Pathfinder They could have been SO much better From the internationally bestselling author of Ender s Game comes the riveting finale to the story of Rigg, a teenager who possesses a secret talent that allows him to see the paths of people s pastsIn Pathfinder, Rigg joined forces with another teen with special talents on a quest to find Rigg s sister and discover the true depth and significance of their powers Then Rigg s story continued in Ruins as he was tasked to decipher the paths of the past before the arrival of a destructive force with deadly intentions Now, in Visitors, Rigg s journey comes to an epic and explosive conclusion as everything that has been building up finally comes to pass, and Rigg is forced to put his powers to the test in order to save his world and end the war once and for all ➱ [Read] ➬ Poltergeist (Greywalker, By Kat Richardson ➼ – Lavons.co.uk a teenager who possesses a secret talent that allows him to see the paths of people s pastsIn Pathfinder [Read] ➵ OBaby ➲ Geoffrey Johnson – Lavons.co.uk Rigg joined forces with another teen with special talents on a quest to find Rigg s sister and discover the true depth and significance of their powers Then Rigg s story continued in Ruins as he was tasked to decipher the paths of the past before the arrival of a destructive force with deadly intentions Now [EPUB] ✰ Defiant (MacKinnons Rangers, Author Pamela Clare – Lavons.co.uk in Visitors [Reading] ➷ 21 Divisiones de Los Misterios Sanses By Ernesto Bravo Estrada – Lavons.co.uk Rigg s journey comes to an epic and explosive conclusion as everything that has been building up finally comes to pass [Reading] ➶ Nightfall (Dark Age Dawning, Author Ellen Connor – Lavons.co.uk and Rigg is forced to put his powers to the test in order to save his world and end the war once and for all I wish I could go back in time and keep myself from reading this series It really needed editing 3 4 of the book was pointless filler and endless monotonous conversation where everyone had the same voice Even the conclusion felt lacking By the end I didn t care if the destroyers succeeded or not. I was attending Orson Scott Card s Writing Workshop this year when I heard him mentioning how difficult it was for him to wrap up writing this book Seems that he had this inspiring idea to write a new series, one that he truly thought was one of his best, and then had only one, big problem he had no idea how to end the story I was shocked to hear this The Pathfinder series was easily my favorite of his since the original Ender s Game Yet ss creative as this project was and he had written I was attending Orson Scott Card s Writing Workshop this year when I heard him mentioning how difficult it was for him to wrap up writing this book Seems that he had this inspiring idea to write a new series, one that he truly thought was one of his best, and then had only one, big problem he had no idea how to end the story I was shocked to hear this The Pathfinder series was easily my favorite of his since the original Ender s Game Yet ss creative as this project was and he had written a killer beginning and a good middle he had been working on the project without actually knowing how it was all going to turn out This process is typically known as free writing, or letting the story tell itself as you write and lose yourself within it However, the style has its drawbacks, one of which is that endings can be kind of weak and unsatisfying.Then, at the workshop, Scott said that he had recently had an epiphany of sorts and that he finally knew how to end it up He then proceeded to finish this novel while his students were working on the rough drafts of their assignment stories This greatly relieved me, who had been waiting for this novel with much anticipation for the last couple of years.Ultimately, this novel pulls off the ending that it promised But boy, does it go in a lot of unexpected directions on the way there At times, I felt like I could see exactly where Card was struggling The story itself meanders in places, seeming to get lost within itself It goes off on tangents and I can t seem to figure out WHY Card even wrote those parts, or left them in the final novel I hope to ask him about them at his upcoming signing.So yes, there are frustrations at times, but in the end I feel generous enough to give it 4 stars It s not perfect, and it s not really the ending that I was expecting or perhaps, hoping for But let me tell you that this book crams a LOT into its pages This story goes way, way far away from its humble fantasy novel roots that were begun in Pathfinder It goes to some very odd places that left me flabbergasted There are tons of philosophical examples and conversations that I could have done without Without spoiling too much, let me say that the whole arc on Earth was not something that I had really wanted to read about And after that things even become stranger But I have to commend Card for being able to pull this one off I really enjoyed the characters, most of which felt so alive to me that I know I ll remember them for a long time It s actually kind of sad to see this series end I could see it having legs beyond even the Ender saga, perhaps I would definitely recommend this series to any Card fans, even if you ve just read Ender s Game This remains my favorite series of his right beside the title that gave him his fame Meh I finished this book because I felt like I had to finish up the series My conclusion after reading this and several other of Card s recent books is that he is wonderful at inventing compelling worlds, but terrible at finishing stories All of the series of his I ve read Alvin Maker, Ender s Game shadow, pathfinder, gatekeeper have started out really well, but at some point in each of these, I have found myself really disappointed I think he maybe just needs to learn when to leave someth Meh I finished this book because I felt like I had to finish up the series My conclusion after reading this and several other of Card s recent books is that he is wonderful at inventing compelling worlds, but terrible at finishing stories All of the series of his I ve read Alvin Maker, Ender s Game shadow, pathfinder, gatekeeper have started out really well, but at some point in each of these, I have found myself really disappointed I think he maybe just needs to learn when to leave something alone.This book started out pretty poorly, kind of tried to pick up here and there, but overall was a disappointment He continued to do what he did in the previous book ruins, I think where he got too excited about pontificating on the physics and theory of time travel You can definitely tell that he lost his way writing this I was not only unimpressed by the writing, the story also left me wanting I have heard that he sort of got stuck with how to end this book, and it definitely shows I think I ve finally learned my lesson and will give Mr Card a break for a while I guess I ll Always have Ender s Game This is the worst book Card has ever written Worse than Empire That may be slightly unfair to this book, which is merely the culmination of the worst series he s ever written While I didn t love book 1, there were a lot of possibilities Book 2 seemed to be steering into terrible danger of there were a lot of red flags, but I had faith that Card had a vision for this story, and the redemption of the third book would be worth it.Part of the problem is the YA label Everything Card has ever wri This is the worst book Card has ever written Worse than Empire That may be slightly unfair to this book, which is merely the culmination of the worst series he s ever written While I didn t love book 1, there were a lot of possibilities Book 2 seemed to be steering into terrible danger of there were a lot of red flags, but I had faith that Card had a vision for this story, and the redemption of the third book would be worth it.Part of the problem is the YA label Everything Card has ever written is YA by the standard of this book This series is as intellectually difficult as anything he s ever written The time travel rules are almost ridiculously complex and often had a lazy, make it up as you go Only very bright young adults would really enjoy the story The dialog and characters, on the other hand, could only appeal to the under 9 crowd I don t know if Card fired his old editor, felt he couldn t listen to his editor any, felt required to make a deadline regardless of quality, or if the book was written by someone else and he just put his name on it, but it is bad I ve never finished a book this bad Only my obviously misplaced faith in Card as a storyteller compelled me to complete it I have to go back and change my rating of the first two books in the wake of this abomination Sigh.First things first go back and reread the 2nd book before you read this one The plot is extremely intricate and complex but not really in a good way and if there is longer than a month gap between the books you ll forget too much Actual Review So much potential, wasted All the cool threads, concepts, and storylines don t really reslove themselves, or when they do its deus ex machina I had my issues with the first two books, but the suspense, characters, and general sci fi setting m Sigh.First things first go back and reread the 2nd book before you read this one The plot is extremely intricate and complex but not really in a good way and if there is longer than a month gap between the books you ll forget too much Actual Review So much potential, wasted All the cool threads, concepts, and storylines don t really reslove themselves, or when they do its deus ex machina I had my issues with the first two books, but the suspense, characters, and general sci fi setting made up for the overly complex time travel bits and I was really looking forward to this book, but in the end none of it really mattered OSC threw so much new stuff into the last half of the book and just kind of left them there It really is a shame Also when the characters fall in love, its about as believable as the clone wars Its like OSC just got lazy and condensed 3books worth of stuff into the last 100 pages and paid an intern to finish it If you liked the first 2, then of course you have to finish the trilogy, but don t get your expectations up SPOILER ALERT Of course, ALIENS Thats always the solution Just like the ending of that movie Bolt After that disappointment, I thought Cool Aliens I bet this will be really fleshed out and maybe a sequel Instead its Aliens hack all our defenses, Rigg goes back in time and stops them, blah blah blah Good, but I didn t enjoy it as much as the first two books in the series. I thoroughly enjoyed the Pathfinder series by Orson Scott Card Following a story through a well contrived set of time traveling rules or lack thereof , while juggling the moral responsibility and accountability for such an ability remained interesting throughout all three books The series started with discovery of the abilities, approached the surface level implications, and then explored the boundaries of the rules until ultimately in this third book Visitors, finding obligation and peace wi I thoroughly enjoyed the Pathfinder series by Orson Scott Card Following a story through a well contrived set of time traveling rules or lack thereof , while juggling the moral responsibility and accountability for such an ability remained interesting throughout all three books The series started with discovery of the abilities, approached the surface level implications, and then explored the boundaries of the rules until ultimately in this third book Visitors, finding obligation and peace within the responsibilities of possessing the varying time travel abilities While the overall story was quite complex, it was conveyed in a manner of depth that was well thought out I enjoy Card s theoretical exploration of issues, and found that this series echoed many of the components that I enjoyed from the Enderverse I was happy with the conclusion provided by Visitors, exhausting how such time travel scenarios can compound into unlimited time streams However, I cannot see a fourth book from the conclusion of this timeline, yet it was written in such a manner that a Shadow series was viable for another character in Umbro I kept expecting the books to collide with the Enderverse towards the conclusion and part of me was rooting for that to happen In that manner, it had a bit of a Stephen King element I would strongly recommend these books to anyone who enjoyed the entirety of the Ender series, the characters felt like a blend between both Ender and Bean If you enjoy Card s blend of moral and technological extrapolations, this series and conclusion stands tall I appreciate a great story, and felt rewarded with this series, many thanks, and I hope others feel the same This book was quite the letdown for me, but mainly because I had such high hopes for it The ending of Ruins was so engaging and then Card decided to write 600 pages ofstuff As Card is known to do, the plot in Visitors often took the sidekick role to the exploration of ancient civilizations or irrelevant side stories However, the book kept me interested enough throughout and the ending was satisfying enough with a side of meh.Sadly, this book convinced me of what I have been denying for a This book was quite the letdown for me, but mainly because I had such high hopes for it The ending of Ruins was so engaging and then Card decided to write 600 pages ofstuff As Card is known to do, the plot in Visitors often took the sidekick role to the exploration of ancient civilizations or irrelevant side stories However, the book kept me interested enough throughout and the ending was satisfying enough with a side of meh.Sadly, this book convinced me of what I have been denying for a while Card is well past his prime He has becomeinterested in his personal agendas and exploration than in writing compelling novels I m committed to finish his ongoing series if he ever finishes them I m looking at you Shadows Alive and Master Alvin , but it s time for me to move on It s been a fun journey


About the Author: Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender s Game, Ender s Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools.Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy Magic Street, Enchantment, Lost Boys , biblical novels Stone Tables, Rachel and Leah , the American frontier fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker beginning with Seventh Son , poetry An Open Book , and many plays and scripts.Card was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s Besides his writing, he teaches occasional classes and workshops and directs plays He recently began a long term position as a professor of writing and literature at Southern Virginia University.Card currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, and their youngest child, Zina Margaret For further details, see the author s Wikipedia page.For an ordered list of the author s works, see Wikipedia s List of works by Orson Scott Card.http us.macmillan.com author orsons


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