Book Review: Rules of the Game
Book Review / August 7, 2017

Title: Rules of the Game (Engame #3) Author: James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton Genre: YA/Action Book procurement: Bought from my new favourite bookstore Estoril Books. Synopsis: The revolutionary Endgame trilogy concludes in this explosive finale to the series. One key remains—can the Players find it before the end of the world? The strongest are left. One final key remains. The fate of the world is in their hands. The world of Endgame is populated by twelve ancient bloodlines. In each line, a Player trains for a catastrophic event that has not yet happened—until the Calling. Once they were called, the Players set off on a journey in search of three ancient keys that will save not just their line, but the world. Two keys have now been found, and the remaining Players must find the final key—before Endgame brings about the ultimate destruction. Review: First Thoughts You know there was a point where I literally put the book down, put my head between my knees and shouted obscenities at James Frey and Nils Johnson. Honestly. I was angry because they just… ugh. Anyway. The story continues where where Sky Key left off, and the approach of Abbadon – the beginning of the end of the…

Book Review: Sky Key
Book Review / August 7, 2017

Title: Sky Key – An Endgame Novel #2 Author: James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton Genre: YA / Action Book procurement: Bought from my new favourite bookstore Estoril Books. Synopsis: Endgame is here. Earth Key has been found. Two keys—and nine Players—remain. The keys must be found, and only one Player can win. Queens, New York. Aisling Kopp believes the unthinkable: that Endgame can be stopped. But before she can get home to regroup, she is approached by the CIA. They know about Endgame. And they have their own ideas about how it should be Played. Ideas that could change everything. Kingdom of Aksum, Ethiopia. Hilal ibn Isa al-Salt narrowly survived an attack that leaves him horribly disfigured. He now knows something the other Players do not. But the Aksumites have a secret that is unique to their line. A secret that can help redeem humanity—and maybe even be used to help defeat the beings behind Endgame. London, England. Sarah Alopay has found the first key. She is with Jago—and they are winning.But getting Earth Key has come at a great cost to Sarah. The only thing that keeps the demons at bay is Playing. Playing to win. Sky Key—wherever it is, whatever it is—is next….

Endgame: The Calling
Book Review / April 26, 2016

Title: Endgame: The Calling Author: James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton Genre: Adventure / Book procurement: Exclusive Books Greenstone Mall, also available on Takealot.com and Amazon. Synopsis: Twelve thousand years ago, they came. They descended from the sky amid smoke and fire, and created humanity and gave us rules to live by. They needed gold and they built our earliest civilizations to mine it for them. When they had what they needed, they left. But before they left, they told us someday they would come back, and when they did, a game would be played. A game that would determine our future. This is Endgame. For ten thousand years the lines have existed in secret. The 12 original lines of humanity. Each had to have a Player prepared at all times. They have trained generation after generation after generation. In weapons, languages, history, tactics, disguise assassination. Together the players are everything: strong, kind, ruthless, loyal, smart, stupid, ugly, lustful, mean, fickle, beautiful, calculating, lazy, exuberant, weak. They are good and evil. Like you. Like all. This is Endgame. Play. Survive. Solve. People of Earth. Endgame has begun. Review When I read the synopsis at the back of this book before buying it, I was not sure what exactly…