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Mazecheat (#2 Gamerunner)

B. R. Collins

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Bloomsbury
15 September 2012
Science fiction; Thrillers (Children's&YA); Young Adult; Young Adult Science Fiction
Ario is a Cheat: somebody who designs and sells Cheat Codes to Gamerunners.

Rick and Pir are Gamerunners: people who try to win their fortune by playing The Maze, the interactive computer game that is so much more than an ordinary computer game.

MazeCheat is set in a futuristic city scape where acid rain permanently falls.

But despite the dreary surroundings there is a something that enables everybody to escape their everyday life. And that is The Maze, the interactive computer game where you don't just play the game onscreen,you physically enter the world. Once in, you play - run, fight, avoid traps, choose your weapons - as if you are actually there. The hold of the game on everybody's minds means that the company behind it, CRATER, is all-powerful. But CRATER have a game expansion that is sinister to the extreme. In their new game, if you finally manage to beat it, it takes your brain and in particular your memories, to use as material for new games, for new Gamerunners, leaving you an empty shell. Except no one knows that yet.

And when something terrible happens to Pir in The Maze, Ario and Rick need to try to destroy this terrible expansion of the game that kills. But the all-seeing CRATER is also onto them and time is running out . . .
By:   B. R. Collins
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   220g
ISBN:   9781408827604
ISBN 10:   1408827603
Series:   Gamerunner
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   15 September 2012
Recommended Age:   From 12
Audience:   Young adult ,  12+ years ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Author Website:   http://www.bloomsbury.com/Authors/details.aspx?tpid=10382

B.R. (Bridget) Collins is a graduate of both university and drama school. Her first novel, The Traitor Game, won the Branford Boase Award in 2009. Her other books for Bloomsbury are A Trick of the Dark, The Broken Road and Gamerunner. Bridget lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Reviews for Mazecheat (#2 Gamerunner)

Praise for B.R. Collins: A writer of real power Guardian Praise for The Traitor Game: A wonderfully gripping book for teenagers ... Brain food that's well worth feeding to your teenage boys - and stealing from them afterwards The Times Praise for A Trick of the Dark: A multilayered, metaphysical thriller ... dark, uneasy and extraordinary Big Issue Praise for Tyme's End: From the moment we see Oliver's grandfather in thrall to Jack, watching as the older man pulls the legs and antennae from a beautiful green beetle and places it back in the grass, it's impossible to put the book down Guardian


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