Beani-sarja teise osa sündmused leiavad aset olukorras, kus sõda on lõppenud - võidetud Ender Wiggini ja teiste laps-sõdalaste tiimi juhtimisel. Vaenlane on hävitatud ja inimrass päästetud. Lapsed on saadetud tagasi Maale. Kuid muidugi pole asi nii roosiline. Pärast sõda Armeenia kangelaseks saanud Petra röövitakse. Ja siis riburada teisedki. Aga miks? Aga kes?
"Somebody who´s ambitious to fight and win wars and smart enough to know they need a brilliant commander," said Bean.
Tahtsin täna kirjutada õde Carlottast, kes mulle juba esimeses osas väga sümpatiseeris. Võib-olla annavad järgmised valitud kohad aimu tema olemusest. Niisiis, Carlotta vaenlastest: "Love your enemy, do good to those who hate you."
"Well, where does that leave us? The nicest thing we could do for Achilles would be post our address on the nets and wait for him to send someone to kill us."
"Don´t be absurd," said Carlotta. "Christ said be good to your enemies. It wouldn´t be good for Achilles to find us, because then he´d kill us and have even more murders to answer for before the judgment bar of God. The best thing we can do for Achilles is to keep from killing us. And if we love him, we´ll stop him ruling the world while we´re at it, since power like that would only compound his opportunities to sin."
Carlotta bürokraatiast: "It isn´t lying to tell a bureaucrat whatever story it takes to get him to do his job properly."
"But if he does his job properly, he won´t give you any information about Peter."
"If he does his job properly, he´ll understand the purpose of the rules and therefore know when it is appropriate to make exceptions."
"People who understand the purpose of the rules don´t become bureaucrats," said Bean. "That´s something we learned really fast in Battle School."
"Exactly," said Carlotta. "So I have to tell him the story that will help him overcome his handicap."
Carlotta Beani uskmatusest: "You are so convinced that you believe only what you believe that you believe, that you remain utterly blind to what you really believe without believing you believe it."
Kohati tundus, et Carlotta ei olegi nunn, sest aeg-ajalt käitus ta täitsa mittenunnalikult (ilmselt olen ma ka väga mingites stereotüüpides kinni). "The worst was when Sister Carlotta - who, nun or not, clearly knew to be a malicious bitch when she wanted to - began probing Peter about his studies at UNCG, even though she knew perfectly well that his schoolwork there was merely a cover for far more important matters."Ka teisele osale paneksin hindeks viis. Sisuproportsioonide kirjeldamiseks järgmised hinded:
(1= üldse mitte; 2=põgusalt; 3=mõnevõrra; 4=üsna palju ; 5=põhjalikult)
Tapmist ja tagaajamist: 5
Võlumist ja maagiat: 1