I have read several of Orson Scott Card's previous books so I was interested when I read on a forum that Empire was a good read and slightly different from what he has done in the past. I expected more science fiction but was pleasantly surprised when there was hardly any science. I do like Card's sci-fi, but I also really liked this novel which was more politically geared.
I started listening to this book on audio last year but wasn't able to finish it before it 'expired.' So after Christmas I got a hard copy from my library. It was intriguing enough for me to make the effort to request it and then pick it up rather than listen to the rest.
I don't usually go for the political novels because I'm not all that enthusiastic about politics in general. But I have enjoyed Card's work in the past and this book came highly recommended. I was almost instantly hooked by the main character and intrigued with the possibilities of where the story was going. This book is right on par with Card's other work.
I will admit that the ending was a little unsatisfying for me, but looking back I'm still please with the book as a whole. If you have read it, what did you think?
I know I write a lot about fantasy and other girly books, but I can recommend this one to anyone with confidence... even you, milkcrate!