The Eye of Minds by James Dashner marks the start of a new series, or trilogy should I say, entitled The Mortality Doctrine. Set to be published in the US by Dashner's long-term publisher Random House. And it has just been announced that Random House UK will be publishing the series over here in Blighty, and not Chicken House who published his last trilogy, the awesome Maze Runner trilogy.
I for one am very excited about this and it sounds like Random House are too. They're going to be publishing it in October alongside the US publisher so thankfully there are no massive waits! Buzz! I hope they keep the US cover too. It's so cool. And hardback please Random House! Thank you! :D
"An all-new, edge-of-your seat adventure from James Dashner, the author of the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, The Eye of Mindsis the first book in The Mortality Doctrine, a series set in a world of hyperadvanced technology, cyberterrorists, and gaming beyond your wildest dreams . . . and your worst nightmares.
Michael is a gamer. And like most gamers, he almost spends more time on the VirtNet than in the actual world. The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and it’s addictive. Thanks to technology, anyone with enough money can experience fantasy worlds, risk their life without the chance of death, or just hang around with Virt-friends. And the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Why bother following the rules when most of them are dumb, anyway?
But some rules were made for a reason. Some technology is too dangerous to fool with. And recent reports claim that one gamer is going beyond what any gamer has done before: he’s holding players hostage inside the VirtNet. The effects are horrific—the hostages have all been declared brain-dead. Yet the gamer’s motives are a mystery.
The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker.
And they’ve been watching Michael. They want him on their team.
But the risk is enormous. If he accepts their challenge, Michael will need to go off the VirtNet grid. There are back alleys and corners in the system human eyes have never seen and predators he can’t even fathom—and there’s the possibility that the line between game and reality will be blurred forever."