The Game of Lives
Author James Dashner
Pages 304
Publication date November 17, 2015
Published by Delacorte Press
Preceded by
The Rule of Thoughts
Followed by

The Game of Lives is the sequel to The Rule of Thoughts and the third and final installment in The Mortality Doctrine series written by James Dashner.

The book was originally set for release on August 25, 2015[1], but the release date was moved to November 17, 2015.[2]


Michael used to live to game, but 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 Michael’s passion. But now every time Michael sinks, he risks his life. The games are over. The VirtNet has become a world of deadly consequences, and Kaine grows stronger by the day. The Mortality Doctrine—Kaine’s master plan—has nearly been realized, and little by little the 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 are. 



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