6:00am PT by Rebecca Ford
Cover for James Frey's 'Endgame' Sequel Revealed (Exclusive Image)
When James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton's novel Endgame hit shelves in October 2014, readers were introduced to the 12 teenagers who, after a series of catastrophic events, set out on a worldwide search for three ancient keys that will save not only their bloodlines but the world.
The next book in the planned trilogy, Sky Key: An Endgame Novel, will hit stores on Oct. 6. Here, The Hollywood Reporter exclusively debuts the cover for the second installment. In the second book, nine players remain, and they're on the hunt for two more keys. Their search will take them to New York, Ethiopia and England as they hunt out the Sky Key.
The reveal of the next HarperCollins book cover comes on the same day as the release of the paperback version of the first book.
As THR previously reported, the Endgame world is much more than just a book trilogy. The series has been optioned for a film by Fox and Temple Hill, and there's a puzzle tied to each book. There are an estimated 10,000 people across the globe actively trying to solve the puzzle and win the prize: $500,000 worth of gold, which is currently on display at Caesar’s Palace. There will be another puzzle in the second book and another in the third, with the stakes getting higher with each release.
A Google game will also be launched based on the world of Endgame, slated for this summer.
See the book cover below.