Fever Code By James Dashner
Once there was a world’s end.
The forests burned, the lakes and rivers dried up, and the oceans swelled.
Then came a plague, and fever spread across the globe. Families died, violence reigned, and man killed man.
Next came WICKED, who were looking for an answer. And then they found the perfect boy.
The boy’s name was Thomas, and Thomas built a maze.
Now there are secrets.
There are lies.
And there are loyalties history could never have foreseen.
This is the story of that boy, Thomas, and how he built a maze that only he could tear down.
All will be revealed.
So I initially started off reading this book wondering why this book even got written. I mean, talk about milking the cow for all its worth. Unlike the last prequel book, The Kill Order, that added to the story world of The Maze Runner, The Fever Code unravels all of the mystery of the original Maze Runner trilogy. And I do mean, all of it. It leaves off right where The Maze Runner begins.
On the other hand, the story was interesting and enjoyable. I did not think the story rang true at all when the narrator was young, but as he aged up, that problem corrected itself.
The Fever Code almost begs the question…why not start here? I get that The Maze Runner has a way more interesting hook. But still. With this much back story, it seems like the story could have been positioned better to take advantage of it, rather than give fans two additional entire novels (not novellas!) of prequel story. That’s a little bit much.
I do have to say The Fever Code helped clear up some of the mystery that the original Maze Runner trilogy did not. That was my major critique of the final book in the series, that nothing was tied up very neatly.
After The Fever Code, I think this series is officially done. I hope it’s done. Cause unlike JK Rowling and The Harry Potterverse, this cow feels like it’s running dry.