Genre: Fiction—Science Fiction & Fantasy
Completed: 18 December 2014
Summary & Review:
Still facing the eventual extinction of all life on their home planet of Garden, Rigg and his friend Umbo along with several others, must figure out why the “visitors” from Earth decide to immediately destroy their planet after seeing how the colonization has progressed. Utilizing their abilities to travel through time, they decide that Rigg must sneak aboard the original colonizing starship and return to Earth to find out why Earth turns on their colony. Meanwhile, Umbo and the others are faced with the more immediate threats of political power struggles.
I have really enjoyed this series. Visitors is the third book in the Pathfinder series, and I can’t tell if it is the last book or not. It seems as though all the major conflicts introduced in book one have now been wrapped up. If it is the last book, I’ll be disappointed. I really like the world and the characters that OSC has developed here. While the time-traveling can get a little complicated, it is still a great read. This book returned to a lot of the themes that Card writes about, such as morality and justice, but does so in a fresh way.