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Shadows Alive is the planned sixth novel in the Shadow Saga, following Shadows in Flight.[1]

Known Details

Orson Scott Card has said that this final book will wrap up some of the plot threads left dangling in Shadows in Flight. The book will pick up from where Children of the Mind left off.[1]

The novel was originally set to be titled Shadows in Flight, but Card decided to swap titles with the fifth book in the Shadow Saga, which serves as a bridge to the final book. The concluding events of Shadows in Flight were initially planned for the first chapter of Shadows Alive.[2]

When asked recently about the status of the novel, Card responded that he would begin to write the novel once he "figure[s] out what’s going on with the Descolada Planet."[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Orson Scott Card - Online Radio Interview with the Author
  2. Hatrack River Forums:Shadows in Flight
  3. Orson Scott Card's answer to When will Orson Scott Card finish the 'Children of the Mind/Shadow' storyline? - Quora
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