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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 main problem with this book however is the flaws in the execution of the plot, characterization, and writing.
Looking forward to seeing how the game and movie will play out with this book and am already chomping at the bit to read the next one!
I know this book was written this way for a reason but I have a headache from all the short sentences and I just don't get it.
I really liked that they were very short chapters, 10 pages at the most which gives you great pausing points at anytime. All chapters say clearly who its about in that chapter. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Smart4
Even bad books generally offer something of value. A moderately interesting character. A funny line. Something. Read morePublished 3 days ago by L. Bravim
I should have known--a James Frey. What was I thinking? Minimal plot. Couldn't really connect with the characters (this doesn't mean I have to like them or have them be like me,... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Mary@BookSwarm
I liked this book for the fast paced writing and flowing storyline. I also liked the different take in this being a world wide event involving participants from different countries... Read morePublished 4 days ago by P. Bergbauer
My perception of this book is that is a video game turned novel. Someone had the brilliant idea to create a video game and turn it into a book. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Texaswomyn
This is a very good book. The writing is a bit all over the place because I haven't formed a attachment to any specific person and the end of the puzzle for the book is missing... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Natalie V. Galasso
Delivered in great conditions, nothing's went wrong with this product. The book is very wonderful!Published 10 days ago by Izel Rosas