Okay, Twinmaker was pretty close "darkness" wise, they both point out the hateful things about human nature. The next to paragraphs are my (badly written) summary of the story SPOILER ALERT, my review will be the next section
The story starts off and the main character is six years old. Ender is about to be selected for Battle School to fight off the other species of intelligence, buggers. The interesting about this book is how it also includes fragments of conversation between Graff, who in a way can be viewed as the antagonist, and others involved with the "development" of Ender. The participants of war are selected by their intelligence level and characteristics. As a third Ender is expected to be selected and is long hated and mistreated by his older brother. Ender is sent off to this Battle School and he excels in any task thrown at him, which leads him to be a well respected and hated being. There he learns how to fight battles and react to situations when in battle. Setting a record for being the youngest to perfect his skills, he is soon sent to an army group, leads his own army, and then sent to Command School.
In Command School he learns how to be in command of groups of ships and fighters, there he completes stimulations with other commanders, who were his friends that he made along the way. Every day they completed stimulations against fleets of buggers, the difficulty increased each stimulation and no two tactics could be used more than once. The final stimulation is Ender's test to graduate from Command school. He ended up passing only to find out theses stimulations was the actual war, that he an eleven year old, had ended the lives of all the buggers.
A group of humans traveled to the bugger planet now empty and discovered the truth among the buggers and Ender sets of to set things right.
(Peter became the new dictator of Earth, and Valentine had helped but she was able to escape and be reunited with Ender. Together Valentine and Ender wrote stories of the truth among the living and dead, respectively. Ender, knowing the truth about the buggers due to eventual communication with the buggers from his minds, has the last larva to bring back their species and finds a far away place to bring them back in peace)
Now on to what I actually think about the book.
I thought this story to be incredibly good, yet very dark due to the manipulation of young kids and the messing with of minds. LKDJflkajsldkfjaksljf toooooo be continued......(i'm in a rushhhhh)
July 1st 2014