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Endgame: The Calling

Book 1, Endgame

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The New York Times bestseller and international multimedia phenomenon!

In each generation, for thousands of years, twelve Players have been ready. But they never thought Endgame would happen. Until now.

Omaha, Nebraska. Sarah Alopay stands at her graduation ceremony—class valedictorian, star athlete, a full life on the horizon. But when a meteor strikes the school, she survives. Because she is the Cahokian Player. Endgame has begun.

Juliaca, Peru. At the same moment, thousands of miles away, another meteor strikes. But Jago Tlaloc is safe. He has a secret, and his secret makes him brave. Strong. Certain. He is the Olmec Player. He's ready. Ready for Endgame.

Across the globe, twelve meteors slam into Earth. Cities burn. But Sarah and Jago and the ten others Players know the truth. The meteors carry a message. The Players have been summoned to The Calling. And now they must fight one another in order to survive. All but one will fail. But that one will save the world. This is Endgame.

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 04, 2014 – Frey and Johnson-Shelton open an ambitious trilogy, designed to play out over multiple media platforms, including mobile games. Ostensibly, it's about 12 teenage Players, each representing a different bloodline from which all humanity is descended, who have been called together by the arrival of a meteor that signals Endgame the point at which they must find three keys that will allow only one line to survive an apocalyptic event. As they outwit and outfight one another, they solve riddles and clues designed to help them succeed in their tasks. In addition, readers who solve the enclosed puzzles can compete to locate a (real-life) hidden treasure of gold coins. The premise is engaging, in a Hunger Games meets National Treasure sort of way, and the diverse global cast is welcome, but the choppy, disjointed prose ("Nothing happens. The stars are out. They stare. Wait") quickly wears thin. The narrative shifts frequently among the overlarge cast, and it's too soon to tell what's signal and what's noise in the overabundance of details. Ages 14 up.

Customer Reviews

Creative and Addictive

Great!! Intriguing concept; wish there could be more character development. Have read the series twice and starting on my third time, as I'm eager to read the conclusion of the trilogy, as well as the prequels.

The calling

Well written, exciting novel. Can 't wait to complete the trilogy

One of my favorites.

Wonderful book. Very complex and entertaining

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Endgame: The Calling
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  • $3.99
  • Level: Ninth Grade
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Action & Adventure
  • Published: Oct 07, 2014
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 496 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Endgame
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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