Després d’un temps a l’Orde carmelità, l’any 1568, pels consells de Santa Teresa d’Àvila, fou el gran reformador del seu orde, no sense haver d’afrontar grans dificultats. Obres com ‘Subida al Monte Carmelo’, ‘Noche oscura del alma’ i ‘Cántico Espiritual’ tingueren un pes decisiu en l’espiritualitat moderna: ‘Senyor meu, el meu estimat! Si encara el record dels meus pecats t’impedeix de concedir-me la gràcia que demano, mostra la teva bondat i la teva misericòrdia, i seràs conegut en elles’ (Dichos de luz y de amor).
Oh Déu, Vós heu inspirat a Sant Joan de la Creu, prevere, una abnegació perfecta de si mateix i un amor extraordinari a la Creu. Concediu-nos de seguir constantment les seves petjades i així arribar a la contemplació eterna de la vostra glòria.
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race''s next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn''t make the cut--young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.
Ender''s skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.
Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender''s two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.
Ender''s Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.