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Amazon Exclusive: A Letter from Catherine Jinks, Author of The Genius WarsDear Amazon Readers,
Well, here it is--the final installment. I'm sorry it's taken so long for The Genius Wars to reach you over there in the U.S., but at last your wait is over!
I've had a lot of messages on my website asking me if this is really the end of the series. My answer continues to be: yes, this really is the last we'll see of Cadel, if only because I've pretty much tied up all the loose ends in his story. At the conclusion of Evil Genius, Cadel was left in a kind of limbo. At the end of Genius Squad, Prosper English was still looming in the background. (It was quite obvious to me that Prosper wasn't going to just vanish into thin air, leaving Cadel to get on with his life.) But now, in The Genius Wars, I've sorted things out between Cadel and Prosper. And since the whole series revolves around their relationship, there's nowhere else for me to go.
Besides, I'm not a computer expert. I'm not a math whiz, either. That's why these books have been incredibly hard to write; if my friend Richard Buckland hadn't helped me, I wouldn't have been able to finish them at all. For those of you who aren't familiar with Richard, he's a bona fide computer expert--and a math whiz, too--and he appears in The Genius Wars under his own name because I felt that he deserved some kind of recognition. (You can view many of his university lectures on YouTube, by the way; his lecture on Turing is particularly fine.)
Of course, if someone offered me a million dollars to write a fourth book, I'd be horribly tempted. How could any author not be? But I'd be dancing with the devil if I did accept an offer like that, knowing full well that trying to write a fourth book would not only half-kill me--it would be downright wrong. In a funny sort of way, it would also be unfair to Cadel. You'll know what I mean, once you read the book.
So happy reading! And thanks for all the positive feedback you've given me over the years. I wouldn't have been able to keep slogging on without it.-Cathy
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Best book in all of the land. People far and wide gather around to purchase one of the most amazing books the 21st century has to offer! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tyler
An awesome end to the trilogy. Thoroughly enjoyed all the books. The author is now on my Watch List.Published 2 months ago by Stephen Sterling
It sort of held my interest, but the "protagonist's" actions didn't make a lot of sense to me and this impacted my enjoyment of the book. Read morePublished 10 months ago by James S. Mcgill
The first book is astoundingly good. This one is merely so-so. It's not bad but its pacing seems off and it's just not as much sardonic fun as the first one. Read morePublished 12 months ago by A. Burnett
Cadel (the main character the series) is absolute brat in this book and has honestly lost all his charm. The plot is good; nothing thats gonna make gasp in amazement. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Manuel Jurado
The Genius Wars is a very good book with many twists and turns. It is about a 15 year old genius named Cadel who is trying to get away from his former evil guardian Prosper... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jean Lu
The good: I like how over the series Cadel develops some morals based on his relationship with his friend. Read morePublished on April 28, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Cntinuing the story of Cadel Greeniaus, as he is now known since being adopted by Saul and Fiona Greeniaus. Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by Michael Hickerson