The Kill Order
The Kill Order (Maze Runner, Prequel) (The Maze Runner Series)
The Kill Order
James Dashner
Read the fourth book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent. The first book, The Maze Runner, is now a major motion picture featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O’Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster and the second book, The Scorch Trials, will soon be a movie that hits theaters September 18, 2015! Also look for James Dashner’s newest novels, The Eye of Minds and The Rule of Thoughts, the first two books in the Mortality Doctrine series.   They thought the end came in a flash.   Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth, killing most of the population.   The worst is yet to come.   Mark and Trina were there when it happened. They survived. But now a virus is spreading. A virus that fills humans with murderous rage.   There is no cure. No escape.   They’re convinced that there’s a way to save those who are left—if they can stay alive. Because in this new, devastated world, every life has a price. And to some you’re worth more dead than alive.   The end is only the beginning.   Praise for the Maze Runner series:   "[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost."—   “Wonderful action writing—fast-paced…but smart and well observed.”—Newsday “[A] nail-biting must-read.”—   “Breathless, cinematic action.” —Publishers Weekly   “Heart-pounding to the very last moment.” —Kirkus Reviews   “Exclamation-worthy.” —Romantic Times[STAR] “James Dashner’s illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series.”—Shelf Awareness, StarredFrom the Hardcover edition.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Science Fiction
  • Series

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Thirteen years before Thomas and Theresa entered the Glade, teenagers Mark and Trina are struggling to survive in a world ravaged by sun flares. They have found a simple, yet peaceful, life in a settlement with other survivors, and spend their time foraging for food and trying to be happy again. Their lives are shattered yet again when a dart-spewing aircraft brings an incredibly contagious, deadly disease to the survivors. The virus, which earns the nickname "The Flare," seems to infect the brain, and those affected soon go crazy.

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The Kill Order takes place before the rest of the Maze Runner series: before WICKED was formed, before the maze was built. Mark and Trina were there when the disease broke out and they survived. Mark and Trina soon discover that the disease is mutating into something worse, and they’re determined to figure out how to save the life of those who are left, but first they have to keep themselves alive.

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