Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

Speaker for the Dead

Ender's Saga #2

Orson Scott Card

fiction fantasy science fiction adventurous challenging reflective slow-paced

382 pages | first published 1986

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In this second book in the saga set 3,000 years after the terrible war, Ender Wiggin is reviled by history as the Xenocide--the destroyer of the alien Buggers. Now, Ender tells the true story of the war and seeks to stop history from repeating its...
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Moods

reflective 73%
adventurous 59%
challenging 42%
emotional 40%
mysterious 40%
dark 36%
inspiring 30%
hopeful 20%
tense 16%
sad 8%
informative 4%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 76%
slow 24%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 69% | Character: 18% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 4% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 34% | No: 6% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 18%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 72% | No: 15% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.01