Chance to make the leap from formless code to biological life form and fulfill their ambition of becoming human Once a Tangent has entered a body who s to say they re not truly human As Michael collaborates with Sarah Bryson and Helga to find a chink in Kaine s virtual armor Tangents everywhere are drawn in their direction many determined to destroy them before they succeed Enemies lurk in the human world too Agent Weber s behavior which grew progressively erratic throughout The Rule of Thoughts can no longer deny she has her own nsavory agenda though Michael and company have little idea of her ltimate goal Is Weber a Tangent assisting Kaine with the Mortality Doctrine so other Tangents can begin displacing humans on a global #scale or is her angle even sinister When Agent Weber calls for an #or is her angle even sinister When Agent Weber calls for an VNS strategy council to debate the issue Michael Sarah and Bryson attend in virtual form but the disturbing disruptions at the meeting only further erode their confidence in any authority claiming to oppose Kaine If they re to stop the Tangent from taking over the world they can t rely on Weber the VNS or any human organization Michael Sarah Bryson and Helga trust themselves and each other and together they believe they re capable of neutralizing Kaine once and for all When Michael finally ncovers the real game being played his intellectual swordplay with
Weber And Kaine Turns and Kaine turns a life or death battle of coding ingenuity and fast fingers reacting at high speed to attacks that could irretrievably erase Michael s consciousness and that of his friends Every intelligence organic or Tangent is still just a code and can be deleted with the right seuence of commands Fighting multiple enemies powerful enough to eradicate humanity Michael has only minutes then seconds to crack the code and deal his foes their mortal blow But even if he is successful what future does he have in a world where humans rule and any other form of intelligence is considered subhuman Does a happy ending exist for a lonesome Tangent in a simulated world barred from participating in real life There s always hope Always You just never know what life or death might bring I think we ve all seen that the world is a little complicated than we ever could have imagined Helga The Game of Lives P 155 #I Won T Argue If You Say Aspects Of The #won t argue if you say aspects of the Doctrine trilogy remain sketchy even after this book Several promising story threads The Impatient Virgin ultimately go nowhere apparently forgotten But The Game of Lives packs an emotional wallop that makes those orphaned threads seem less significant and that s why even though I m tempted to rate it two and a half stars I don t think I can justify giving less than a full three The strong emotions of The Game of Lives derive from the same place as those in The Eye of Minds and left me nearly as shaken Love can feel like a package that always showsp at someone else s door a gift never addressed to you When you open your door one day to find that package waiting for you it s such a surprise that you suspect at first there may be some mistake This is true to an extreme degree for Michael who had any hope of love stolen from him with the revelation that he s a Tangent Every dream of falling in love marrying and starting his own family outlandish aspirations for a sentient string of computer code evaporated in that instant But maybe those dreams aren t lost to Michael What is a human mind anyway What are the implications if a real person falls in love with a seuence of numbers designed to simulate a human being What if that seuence is coded to have a smart sense of humor attractive ambition is kindhearted and loves the real person in return Who judges what consciousnesses are or aren t legitimate Yet a love that enters one s life right when they re needed most can be lost in the violence of. L’s passion But now every time Michael Sinks he risks his lifeThe games are over The VirtNet has become a world of deadly conseuences and Kaine grows stronger by the day The Mortality Doctrine Kaine’s master plan has nearly been realized and little by little th. It was action packed with a great ending to the trilogy Few people have a legitimately brilliant mind but the seeds of genius were always evident in James Dashner and his Mortality Doctrine trilogy had perhaps the greatest potential of any series he wrote The line between reality and fiction is so blurred in these novels that the two are indistinguishable gaming technology having advanced to the point that we re left Engineering Thermodynamics uestioning the authenticity of our life experiences Are our joys and sorrows our own the purely organic result of the decisions we make the people we hurt or bless through our actions Or could they be the elaborate imaginings of a loftier mind or a mind eual or inferior to ours but with a vantage point so much higher than we can perceive that we have no hope of ever sensing its presence of realizing that our lives are only the whimsical storytelling of an external creative mind Are we real people sprung inexplicably to life from the ether of ourniverse or just characters whose maddening inability to permanently change our core alities when we want to can be blamed on ltimate control belonging to a higher entity that pulls our strings and commands A Wedding at the Italians Demand us to dance and we have no choice but to obey True reality whatever that may be if it empirically exists is always in doubt in the Mortality Doctrine series and as the plot progresses through The Eye of Minds then The Rule of Thoughts and proceeds to its finale in The Game of Lives pressure mounts with the certainty that mega revelations are set to detonate the world we think we know How profoundly can James Dashner shocks between the covers of a novel We re about to discover the answer It s a miracle life Don t you think A group of cells reproducing with such precision that they become what you are today A full grown person walking talking running jumping eating dancing sleeping Kaine The Game of Lives P 200 Despondent as Michael Sarah and Bryson were at the conclusion of the previous book when their attempt to destroy the Tangent Kaine s central programming failed and they were instead set p to wreck the VirtNet Security VNS online system The Rule of Thoughts did not end with them in jail Under orders from Michael s Tangent childhood nanny Helga Sarah s parents broke into lockup and freed the three hacker teens spiriting them to safety
among helga and her nderground coalition of tangents Helga and her A Perfect Evil (Maggie ODell, underground coalition of Tangents to defeating Kaine s Mortality Doctrine experiment Like Kaine Helga and her cohorts have downloaded themselves into human bodies so they can be active in the real world butnlike Kaine they have no intention of permanently taking over their host bodies The mind of every person ejected from his or her body and replaced by a Tangent including Jackson Porter whom Michael was downloaded into by Kaine to kickstart the Mortality Doctrine program is fully intact in a virtual storage colony called the Hive and Helga promises they will be returned to their bodies as soon as Kaine s agenda is The Wedding in White (The Men of Medicine Ridge, upended Very little of this makes sense to Michael how can Helga oppose Kaine by taking over bodies worsening the devastation Kaine has inflicted on VirtNet gamers worldwide How can Michael even be certain this is the real Helga considering Kaine s track record of cruel identity tricks The Helga he grewp nannied by was secretly a Tangent all along a figment of computer code like him Now she s inside a human body and Michael has only her word that she s his Helga Michael can t trust anyone completely any but what choice does #HE HAVE HE CAN T COMBAT #have He can t combat if he decides reality is an endless parade of illusions and curls The Executives Vengeful Seduction (Australian Millionaires, up in a ball and does nothing But Kaine is no longer the only Tangent Michael needs to worry about Others are on his trail and would eliminate Helga and her group without hesitation The Mortality Doctrine is the Tangents. Michaelsed to live to gameNow the games he was playing have become all too real Only weeks ago Sinking into the Sleep was fun The VirtNet combined the most cutting edge technology and the most sophisticated gaming for a full mind body experience And it was Michae.
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World Where Code Is Rarely Irreversibly Destroyed Only Scattered Likewhere code is rarely irreversibly destroyed only scattered like ashes we don t know how to reverse engineer But a heart that never gives p even when faced with the surety of a hopeless forever has a curious habit of transforming the impossible into the merely improbable An indomitable spirit will never give p on finding their loved one anew restoring what seemed beyond any mortal to save And what could be human than that Michael deals with constant doubts about the nature of reality in The Game of Lives ncomfortably aware that existential certainty is at best an educated guess These estions couldn t be personal for Michael as his own sentience is a matter of opinion But he has to proceed in the conviction that he s a real person or there s no point in living and that s partly why he heatedly defends Helga in the early going of this book when his friends voice skepticism about her You don t have a clue what it s l I generally don t write reviews but this was the first book that I have ever given 1 to Granted I did not love the first two books in the series but they were better than this The references to the code and coding just irked me I Loved the Maze Runner books part of the reason I gave this series a shot but after finishing the Rule of Thoughts about a year ago I #was very nderwhelmed I found myself cranking the read speed on my audible app to x3 just to get #very nderwhelmed I found myself cranking the read speed on my audible app to x3 just to get it faster Not because I was enjoying it but because I wanted it to be over so I could move on If you want a good Tech Thriller read Daemon by Daniel Saurez If you want a fun video game adventure with alot of intrigue Ready Player One This series just did not do it for me Closest I have ever been to a DNF But I m stubborn and always finish what I start I m so disappointed I had waited for this book for a year and I had loved the two other books in the series so much that I even recommended them to my friends I loved this world of cod Originally posted on Fables Library Well everyoneit s over One of my most anticipated books of the year is done I just finished it maybe I cried a few tears maybe I sat in awe for a few seconds Maybebut it s now over What I Liked Everything about The Game of Lives rose the stakes There were bigger battles and bigger conseuences The final battle was by far my favorite it was chilling horrifying awesome all at once James Dashner wrote the last battle so well you could see the scene like it was a movie The whole series was like one AWESOME action movie in my head and that s why I LOVED this series so much Some parts where The Cattlemans Ready-Made Family uite eerie because people now know who Michael is and how they react to that isite creepy One of my FAVORITE things about The Game of Lives was the fact that the main characters kept making The Maze Runner jokes I thought it was so cool and funny They said they were like Cranks and things like that and I loved that a lot The Games of Lives brings a whole bunch of new virtual reality ideas to the table Kaine s evil plan
IS GENIUS AND A BIT TERRIFYINGgenius and a bit terrifying at once His mission is something I didn t see coming it would be interesting if it happened in our world and was like I said new His idea was good but crazy all at once because of multiple reasons What I Didn t Like Sadly The Game of Lives was a bit slow and boring at times Their conversations lasted FOREVER and it was slow Other than that I LOVED it In A Nutshell Originally I was going to give The Game of Lives three stars out of five But once the ending hit and I closed the last page I looked p at the world and almost cried The ending was perfect I couldn t have asked for a better closing that s why I gave it four stars out of five I highly recommend this series and this book but it s best if you start with book one you should so give it a try. E line separating the virtual from the real is blurring If Kaine succeeds it will mean worldwide cyber domination And it looks like Michael and his friends are the only ones who can put the monster back in the box if Michael can figure out who his friends really .