James Dashner (author of The Maze Runner, Infinity Ring, Thirteenth Reality) is back with an all-new book, The Rule of Thoughts. The futuristic thriller is the sequel to 2013’s The Eye of Minds, a terrifically creepy look at virtual reality and gaming.
Here’s the gist:
In The Eye of Minds, Michael’s life was turned upside-down. everything he’d ever known about his life—and the world—completely upside down. He barely survived, but it was the only way VirtNet Security knew to find the cyber-terrorist Kaine—and to make the Sleep safe for gamers once again. The truth Michael discovered about Kaine, though, is more complex than they anticipated, and more terrifying: Kaine is a Tangent, a computer program that has become sentient. And Michael’s completing the Path was the first stage in turning Kaine’s master plan, the Mortality Doctrine, into a reality. The Mortality Doctrine will populate Earth entirely with human bodies harboring Tangent minds. Any gamer who sinks into the VirtNet risks coming out with a Tangent intelligence in control of their body. And the takeover has already begun …
Sound good? Take a look at the opening chapters below.