Endgame: The Training Diaries Volume 1: Origins

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This thrilling digital prequel novella to Endgame: The Calling follows the lives of four of the twelve Players before they were chosen as the one to save their ancient bloodline—and win Endgame.

Before the Calling . . .

Marcus must choose between friendship and destiny. Chiyoko fights for what’s hers. Kala learns the price of love. And Alice finally understands what she’s Playing for.

They must shed their normal lives and transform into the Players they were meant to be.

They must train, learn, prepare.

To Play, survive, and solve.

To kill or be killed.

Endgame is real.

Endgame is coming.

And only one can win.

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By the time he entered a drug and alcohol treatment facility, James Frey had taken his addictions to near-deadly extremes. He had so thoroughly ravaged his body that the facilityís doctors were shocked he was still alive. The ensuing torments of detoxification and withdrawal, and the never-ending urge to use chemicals, are captured with a vitality and directness that recalls the seminal eye-opening power of William Burroughsís Junky.

But A Million Little Pieces refuses to fit any mold of drug literature. Inside the clinic, James is surrounded by patients as troubled as he is -- including a judge, a mobster, a one-time world-champion boxer, and a fragile former prostitute to whom he is not allowed to speak ó but their friendship and advice strikes James as stronger and truer than the clinicís droning dogma of How to Recover. James refuses to consider himself a victim of anything but his own bad decisions, and insists on accepting sole accountability for the person he has been and the person he may become--which runs directly counter to his counselors' recipes for recovery.

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Publisher
Harper Collins
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Published on
Dec 16, 2014
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Pages
100
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ISBN
9780062332677
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Young Adult Fiction / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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