Book Review: Game Over (The Mindwar Trilogy, Book Three), by Andrew Klavan
Game Over is a fast paced, thrilling conclusion to Andrew Klavan’s Mindwar Trilogy. The first two books tell the story of Rick Dial, a former high school football star who lost the use of his legs in a car accident. After his accident, Rick tried to lose himself in videogames. His gaming skills were what made him valuable in battling a deranged terrorist named Kurodar. Kurodar developed a computerized world from which he sought to launch an attack against the United States.
Twice before, Rick entered the MindWar Realm as a Mind Warrior and defeated Kurodar. The third book begins as Rick discovers that a connection has formed in his brain that sends him hurtling into the Realm without his consent—and brings the Realm’s monsters into the RL—Real Life. The book builds to a climax where Rick has no choice but to enter the Realm to face the terrorist one last time.
Klavan penned a thrilling story aimed at a YA or young adult audience that skillfully blends a sci-fi plot and video gaming concepts. Along the way he weaves biblical principles into the story without becoming preachy. The book includes a Reading Group Guide to help a small group discuss the content of the book.
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