Orson Scott Card has a new Ender story out – a Christmas-themed novella, just in time to buy as a stocking stuffer. A War of Gifts takes place (mostly) in the Battle School, contemporaneously with Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow. The book’s final moral is perhaps politically suspect (I won’t say more, in the interest of avoiding spoilage – but I’m talking about pp. 115-121), but it’s such a fun read that I can’t complain.
Is this book in the same league as the highest points in the Ender saga – which for my money are Ender’s Game, Speaker for the Dead, and Ender’s Shadow? Well, no. But it’s better than, say, Children of the Mind.