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ENDGAME – THE CALLING

 
 
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I got the chance to review Endgame – The Calling, by author James Frey.  To give a little overview on what the book is about, basically twelve people have been destined to play a game called ‘Endgame’ hence the name of the title.  These twelve people have trained all their lives for this moment.  Endgame is a game of survival.  The objective of the game is to determine the fate of mankind, and also for the fate of the players families.  In order to save their bloodline, each player must fight each other to the death.  To do this, they must use all their skills to locate and find three keys.  Once all keys are found, the game ends.  The last player standing, wins.

 
Here is the synopsis of the book: 

 
Endgame is real. Endgame is now. Endgame has begun.
Twelve ancient cultures were chosen millennia ago to represent humanity in Endgame, a global game that will decide the fate of humankind. Endgame has always been a possibility, but never a reality…until now. Twelve meteorites have just struck Earth, each meteorite containing a message for a Player who has been trained for this moment. At stake for the Players: saving their bloodline, as well as the fate of the world. And only one can win.
Endgame is real. Endgame is now. Endgame has begun.
Google Niantic is building a mobile location-based augmented reality video game inextricably tied to the books and mythology, a major prize will be tied to a puzzle in each book, and Twentieth Century Fox has bought the movie rights.
Read the Books. Find the Clues. Solve the Puzzle. Who will Win?
 
This is an excellent book to review.  James Frey did a very good job in creating a realistic world where people who read this book can relate to.  Many of the protagonists of this book are from all over the world, which gave me, and also would give the reader, a little bit of an insight into other cultures.  This book also gives a hint of suspense through the wording that Frey used, for example, the excessive use of the full stops.
 
Overall, this book was a very nice read.  This isn’t exactly the type of book that I would read.  If I saw it on the shelf of a supermarket or a book store, then I probably wouldn’t have picked it up.  However, Endgame changed my view on reading this type of genre of book, and from now on, I will take a chance on books like these, rather than bypassing them.
 
If you would like to read this book, based on my review, then you can click on this link here
Also, if you would like to watch the book trailer for Endgame on YouTube, then you can do so here.
 
Disclaimer: I got the chance to review Endgame – The Calling, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
 

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