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meerkat
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Greetings,

Just finished Enders Game after reading Enders Shadow first. VERY impressed with both books.

Now here comes the dumb question: What to read next? Speaker of the dead or Shadow of the Hegemon.

I'm a little confused on what to read next to keep the intended "flow" consistent.
Much appreciated,
Meerkat

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Speaker was written first but SotH is next chronologically. It honestly doesnt matter which you read next, because the story lines are completely different and focus on different characters. I personally would say read Speaker next, but some would disagree with me.
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You could read both. AT THE SAME TIME. No, actually that probably wouldn't be the best idea. If I were you, I'd read Speaker for the Dead first.
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Thanks for the info!

Is it basically that one can read any of the "Ender" series in any order and that should not matter? I browsed the OSC web site looking for a table which outlines which books to read in particular order but found none.

This would explain it.

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The Ender series is actually:

Ender's Game
Speaker for the Dead
Xenocide
Children of the Mind

And the Shadow Series, a companion series, is:

Ender's Shadow
Shadow of the Hegemon
Shadow Puppets
Shadow of the Giant

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Another vote for reading Speaker first. After I picked up Ender's Shadow, I wished I had read Ender's Game more recently, so I could notice some of the differences in perception more easily, but it had been many years since I had read Ender's Game. I'd read them in the order they were written: EG, SotD, Xeno, CotM, ES, SotH, SP, SotG. First Meetings is another one I liked, but it could fit nicely almost anywhere after EG, I think.
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