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Shadows Alive is a planned science fiction novel by American writer Orson Scott Card, part of his Ender's Game series. It will link the Shadow Saga (the parallel companion series) back to the original Ender Series.

Shadows Alive
AuthorOrson Scott Card
CountryUnited States
SeriesEnder's Game series
GenreScience fiction
Publication date
Preceded byChildren of the Mind, Shadows in Flight 


Connection to Shadows in FlightEdit

This novel was originally set to be titled Shadows in Flight, but Card decided to swap titles with the intermediary fifth book in the Shadow series (released on January 17, 2012),[1] which serves as a bridge to the final book. The concluding events of Shadows in Flight were initially planned for the first chapter of final book, with working title Shadows Alive.[2]

Enderverse ConclusionEdit

Card has said that this book will bring the two series back together again at the end and will wrap up some of the plot threads left dangling in Shadow of the Giant (the fourth book in the Shadow Saga). The events in the book are planned to be after Children of the Mind (the final book in the Ender Series).[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ " Shadows in Flight (The Shadow) (9780765332004): Orson Scott Card: Books".
  2. ^ Card, Orson Scott (15 July 2011). "Hatrack River Forums:Shadows in Flight".
  3. ^ Peterson, Matthew (12 November 2009). "Orson Scott Card - Online Radio Interview with the Author". The Author Hour radio show.