This time, there’s no escape from The Realm.
The MindWar Realm is a computerized world created by a deranged terrorist named Kurodar. Built through a link between Kurodar’s mind and a network of supercomputers, The Realm is a pathway through which the madman can project himself into any computer system on the planet.
Twice before, Rick Dial has entered the Realm as a Mind Warrior and come back alive. But now, something has gone terribly wrong. A connection has formed in Rick’s brain that sends him hurtling into The Realm without his consent—and brings the Realm’s monsters into the Real World.
As Kurodar works to turn Rick’s brain to his own purposes, Rick’s waking and sleeping life is ravaged by terrors he never imagined.
Rick knows he has no choice but to face The Realm’s final and most powerful protector. But can Rick destroy MindWar without destroying himself and the people he loves?
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Ex-high school QB, Rick Dial, must enter the Mind War realm yet again. The evil genius Kurodar, although defeated, has not been destroyed. The virtual realm he has created using supercomputers linked to his mind has obtained access into the very minds of his enemies. Now, using this toehold and his web of spies, the madman has gained control of a super laser and prepares to fry most of North America. Only Rick and the girl he has come to find might be more than he realized can battle the terrorist in the Mind War Realm and save the country in the real world. But can he accomplish his quest without destroying himself and In his conclusion to The MindWar Trilogy, Andrew Klavan does not disappoint. With another high action sci-fi thriller, he delves into the inner minds of both the hero and the antagonist with insight and imagination as these two minds, one flawed, one totally corrupt do battle. The highly creative setting, plot twists and nice romantic element, make Game Over a fun and satisfying read.
Game Over is an exciting fast paced conclusion to a great trilogy. I'm a little sad that the series is over, but I loved it all the way through. I plan to read through this series again in the future, I really enjoyed it. Rick is losing control of his ability to separate real life from The Realm. (The Realm is a computer world that Rick can enter, but things done there can affect real life. Think the Matrix, but different) He has gone into the Realm so many times that his mind had become hard wired to it and Rick finds himself fading between the two worlds. In the Realm his is pitted against Kurodar, a man that is pure evil and controls the Realm. While in the Realm Rick has to fight off snakes, harpies, bear soldiers and more. Twists and turns are common place in this high octane ride. This book would work as a stand alone book, but it will make more sense and you'll enjoy it more if you read the whole trilogy. This is one wild ride, I loved it and plan to read it again. Five Stars.
The trilogy is a worthy successor to Klavan's previous young people's fiction - the plot lines and characters develop and grow, surprises lurk around every corner, and though this is a cliche the books really are page turners; from the young disillusioned mind's first entry into an ugly mind, to the somewhat Potter-esque finish, a very fine work. I hope to see more from Klavan and to see these fine works rendered in visual media.