By Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card deals a Christmas reward to his thousands of lovers with this brief novel set in the course of Ender's first years on the conflict college the place it truly is forbidden to have a good time non secular vacation trips. The kids come from many countries, many faiths; whereas they're being proficient for battle, non secular clash among them isn't really at the curriculum. yet Dink Meeker, one of many older scholars, doesn't see it that approach. He thinks that giving presents isn't precisely a non secular commentary, and on Sinterklaas Day he tucks a gift into one other student's shoe.
This small act of uprising units off a conflict royal among the scholars and the employees, yet a few magnificent alliances shape while Ender comes up opposed to a brand new scholar, Zeck Morgan. The struggle over Santa Claus will strength each person to select.
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He moved to the centre of the line and took his place in the thick of the fighting, killing with methodical precision until he ran out of ammunition and switched back to his sword. He fought two-handed, cleaving his blade through alien flesh, and bellowing at his warriors to stand firm as a seething tide of Laer surrounded them. THREE The Cost of Victory Up the Centre Predator STRIDING THROUGH THE shredded carcasses of the Laer, Marius Vairosean watched impassively as the warriors of Third Company gathered up their dead and wounded as they prepared to continue their advance.
Nothing of his discomfort showed on his patrician features, for to display such emotion would suggest that he doubted the course his primarch had set, and that was unthinkable. They marched along a wide processional way with pale walls of cool marble and towering onyx columns, their surfaces inlaid with gold lettering that spoke of battles won and glories gained during the Great Crusade. The Pride of the Emperor was to be Fulgrim’s legacy to the future, and its walls bore the history of the Imperium carved into its very bones.
They are unstoppable and magnificent, the pinnacle of the Emperor’s genetic experimentation. The Space Marines are the mightiest human warriors the galaxy has ever known, each capable of besting a hundred normal men or more in combat. Organised into vast armies of tens of thousands called Legions, the Space Marines and their primarch leaders conquer the galaxy in the name of the Emperor. Chief amongst the primarchs is Horus, called the Glorious, the Brightest Star, favourite of the Emperor, and like a son unto him.
A War of Gifts: An Ender Story (Ender Wiggin Saga) by Orson Scott Card