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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.
The beginning of this book is very interesting in that it states there are clues throughout the book that when solved lead to a secret treasure. Read morePublished 3 hours ago by Pampered Prepper
Endgame will feel familiar to Hunger Games fans: twelve teens are pitted against one another in a violent contest. Read morePublished 5 hours ago by Kevin Joseph
I had high expectations for this book; the plot sounded so "me," but it just wasn't meant to be. The writing wasn't the best I've seen, it was actually pretty annoying. Read morePublished 11 hours ago by Nopity Nopelstein
"ENDGAME The Calling" is both a novel and a "super puzzle," a worldwide scavenger hunt for a hidden key. The text is flooded with clues and riddles. Read morePublished 2 days ago by J. A. Bell
What's with all these stories lately about futures where kids have to fight for their lives for no good reason? Secret societies, aliens, torture and death. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Jeremy Krall
I was given an advance copy of the book before it came out to the general public to read and review. Read morePublished 4 days ago by C. Dooley
Great overall book. The story line is great and characters are even better. Looking forward to the rest of the series.Published 7 days ago by Matt Monteiro