Shadow of the Giant
Orson Scott Card
Shadow of the Giant, the exciting conclusion of Orson Scott Card's Shadow Quartet (Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon, and Shadow Puppets), completes the epic saga that chronicles the adventures of Julian "Bean" Delphiki and other young military geniuses in the years after they helped save Earth from annihilation.
Very good story - lots of interesting historical and political grist to think about in terms of our own current wars and conflicts. Card is one of those writers (Lois McMaster Bujold is another) about whom I can barely speak, I am so moved by what they write. The depth of Card's stories are to me unfathomable.
Technically it was interesting to see this book "explain" details of the Enderverse, especially the creation of Jane, and the nature of the colonies spun out from Earth. A rewarding book to read, and one to look forward to re-reading!