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Twelve thousand years ago, they came. They descended from the sky amid smoke and fire, and created humanity and gave us rules to live by. They needed gold and they built our earliest civilizations to mine it for them. When they had what they needed, they left. But before they left, they told us someday they would come back, and when they did, a game would be played. A game that would determine our future.
This is Endgame.
For ten thousand years the lines have existed in secret. The 12 original lines of humanity. Each had to have a Player prepared at all times. They have trained generation after generation after generation. In weapons, languages, history, tactics, disguise, assassination. Together the Players are everything: strong, kind, ruthless, loyal, smart, stupid, ugly, lustful, mean, fickle, beautiful, calculating, lazy, exuberant, weak. They are good and evil. Like you. Like all.
This is Endgame.
When the game starts, the Players will have to find three keys. The keys are somewhere on Earth. The only rule of their Endgame is that there are no rules. Whoever finds the keys first wins the game. Endgame: The Calling is about the hunt for the first key. And just as it tells the story of the hunt for a hidden key, written into the book is a puzzle. It invites readers to play their own Endgame and to try to solve the puzzle. Whoever does will open a case filled with gold. Alongside the puzzle will be a revolutionary mobile game built by Google's Niantic Labs that will allow you to play a real-world version of Endgame where you can join one of the lines and do battle with people around you.
Will exuberance beat strength? Stupidity top kindness? Laziness thwart beauty? Will the winner be good or evil? There is only one way to find out.
People of Earth.
Endgame has begun.
The book is fast, fun, and I read it in one day- all 480 pages of it.
His style of writing in this book in particular is very Avante Garde and off the cuff, with short dramatic sentences by the characters involved.
This is just my opinion though and I do know a few people who loved the way it was written so please give it a shot you might like it.
Great overall book. The story line is great and characters are even better. Looking forward to the rest of the series.Published 3 days ago by Matt Monteiro
Really enjoyed reading this book. It's fast, witty, and kept me wanting to continue to read. The story plot was hard to figure out at first, but that's part of the fun of reading... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Yennie Fuller
I actually liked this book a lot, but I'm a puzzle kinda guy. The characters were fun, and fun to hate on. I really enjoyed one of the deaths but was really bummed at another. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Steve Peters
I enjoy historical novels, and this book covers 12 lost civilizations. I also like that the 12 main characters come from all over the world. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
I bet it will be better when I actually start reading. I loved Divergent,Published 10 days ago by debRates
All of this whining about how this book is Hunger Games this, or derivative that, is silly. This is an unabashed YA novel with its heart on its sleeve. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love the fact that things like this exist. A book that's a portal into an Alternate Reality Game and a Treasure Hunt. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Amazon Customer