Featured author week: James Dashner visits Lytherus to promote ‘The Eye of Minds’


james dashner featured weekJames Dashner will be joining us at Lytherus as our featured author of the week! As part of his stay, the staff of Lytherus will be offering a review of his new book, The Eye of Minds, in addition to giveaway copies and an exclusive interview with the author! Dashner, who is currently on tour for the new book, will not be joining us for a guest post just yet — but has promised us one soon! To make up for the lack of a guest post, we’re offering a bonus interview with the author from San Diego Comic Con 2013, where he discusses the film adaptation of his Maze Runner trilogy.

theeyeofmindsMany of you will know Dashner from his Maze Runner series, which also includes a prequel. Dashner is also the author of The 13th Reality series, The Infinity Ring series, and The Jimmy Fincher Saga. The Eye of Minds is the first book in The Mortality Doctrine, his newest series.

The Eye of Minds is the first book in The Mortality Doctrine, a series set in a world of hyperadvanced technology, cyberterrorists, and gaming beyond your wildest dreams . . . and your worst nightmares.

Michael is a gamer. And like most gamers, he almost spends more time on the VirtNet than in the actual world. The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and it’s addictive. Thanks to technology, anyone with enough money can experience fantasy worlds, risk their life without the chance of death, or just hang around with Virt-friends. And the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Why bother following the rules when most of them are dumb, anyway?

But some rules were made for a reason. Some technology is too dangerous to fool with. And recent reports claim that one gamer is going beyond what any gamer has done before: he’s holding players hostage inside the VirtNet. The effects are horrific—the hostages have all been declared brain-dead. Yet the gamer’s motives are a mystery.

The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker.

And they’ve been watching Michael. They want him on their team. But the risk is enormous. If he accepts their challenge, Michael will need to go off the VirtNet grid. There are back alleys and corners in the system human eyes have never seen and predators he can’t even fathom—and there’s the possibility that the line between game and reality will be blurred forever.

To help make navigating this week’s awesome content easier, here’s a full breakdown and schedule of what to expect from James Dashner’s stay:

  • Monday: Introduction to the James Dashner and his featured author week
  • Tuesday: Review of The Eye of Minds
  • Wednesday: Our Eye of Minds teaser and Maze Runner movie interview with Dashner!
  • Thursday: Giveaway of multiple copies of The Eye of Minds
  • Friday: Our in-depth and spoiler-free Eye of Minds interview

Looking for more of your favorite authors’ featured author weeks? View our past archive of featured authors, with a stellar lineup including Brandon Sanderson, Leigh Bardugo, Marissa Meyer, and more!


About Author

Mike Macauley is the founder and editor in chief of Lytherus.com. He also founded and runs Shurtugal.com, the official Inheritance Cycle community, and published his book, The Inheritance Almanac, in 2011. Mike can be found on Twitter at @mikemacauley.

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