Rick Dial is faced with an impossible choice: Save the life of his best friend, Molly…or save the free world.
Rick Dial’s career as a superstar quarterback ended when a car accident left him unable to walk. But his uncanny gaming ability caught the attention of a secret government organization trying to stop a high-tech terrorist attack on America. He’s been to the fantastical cyber world called the MindWar Realm . . . and returned to Real Life victorious.
But the stakes have just gone up. Another attack is imminent, and Rick is the only one who can stop it. How can he, though, when terrorists have kidnapped his best friend Molly and are threatening to kill her if Rick returns to the Realm?
As Molly uses every resource of mind and body to outwit her brutal captors, Rick races against time inside a nightmare video game where a fate worse than death may be waiting for him.
Hundreds of miles apart, both will have to test the power of their faith and the strength of their spirits. They’re being forced to a moment of sacrifice . . . one that could cost them everything.
Get the Book
THE MINDWAR TRILOGY REVIEWS
Bought as gift for 13 year old. She loved it. I've bought her the next two for her birthday. She was extremely pleased.
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.
I loved this book so much that I finished the book in one day, actually it took me about 6 to 7 hrs total. Once Rick decided to leave the house until the end I was totally into the book, and just couldn't put it down. It was just an adventure, and one awesome ride. I loved his kid brother Raider so much, I just loved how much he loves and looks up to his big brother. And I loved that Rick even thou his really upset with what happened to him that he tried so hard not to be hateful and mean to his little brother. I loved the game world that Rick went into, and the creepy creatures he encountered while in that world. I love the characters of Mariel and Fabian that he meet along the way, who really helped him a lot while he was in the game world. I really can't wait to find out more about those two, who are they really, and how did they end up in the game world. I really didn't like Mars at all, and was so happy that Rick said what he did to him towards the end of the book. I really can't wait to find out what happens next in the story. I received this book to review from the Publisher by the way of NetGalley. For just agreeing to read the book and give them my honest opinion on how I felt about the book. And am so happy that I loved it so much. I will definitely read the next book which I have on my trbl, and recommend it to other people to read as well.