Three hidden keys open three secret gates.
Wherein the errant will be tested for worthy traits.
And those with the skill to survive these traits,
will reach The End where the prize awaits.
In Ernest Cline’s exciting new novel, Ready Player One, the answer to this riddle will win you billions!
James Halliday created Oasis, a virtual world that was so wildly successful that it made him one of the wealthiest people in the world. Before his death in 2044, Halliday - having no family to leave his fortune to - hides a video game Easter Egg within his creation. The first person to find the Egg, inherits his company.
So for all you gamers out there – the race is on and you’re invited to join the adventure! Follow super geeks Parzival, Art3mis, and Z as they try to solve the puzzle that will make them billionaires and stop the evil Internet service provider IOI (Innovative Online Industries), from taking over the cyber world.
Half the fun is that Halliday packed his clues with ’80 trivia, referencing everything from The Road Warrior to R.E.M.; Devo to Dungeons & Dragons.
So are you Ready Player One? You can start by reading the first three chapters online. Available in hardcover, e-book, and book on disc.
P.S. The movie rights have already been sold. Let’s hope they make it soon!