The Jack Sigler / Chess Team series now spans eighteen titles, with two more on the way in 2015. This guidebook provides detailed summaries of the previous full length novels and the ‘Chesspocalypse’ (or ‘Callsign’) novellas. There’s also a small nod to the ‘Jack Sigler Continuum’ short novel, Guardian. Filled with character biographies, a roster of villainous threats and descriptions of devious creatures that have all appeared over the course of the series, Endgame is the perfect reference book for your Chess Team questions.
The book also contains twenty original illustrations of the main characters by Christian Guldager, as well as a section of ‘eye witness sketches’ of creatures and events by Jeremy Robinson and fans of the series. As if that weren’t enough, the whole book is wrapped in a short story about the team’s handler, Deep Blue, which reveals the aftermath of the new novel Cannibal.
Delve deeply into Deep Blue’s personal files on the team and its supporting cast, to either catch up so you can jump in with the current novels, or to relive your favorite moments from this explosive series.
The Jack Sigler Thrillers, starting with Pulse, are now in development as a feature film series with director Jabbar Raisini, whose work on Game of Thrones earned him an Emmy Award.
Jeremy Robinson and Kane Gilmour, the international bestselling duo behind Ragnarok and Omega, bring you this comprehensive guidebook and a surprising short story framing sequence sure to have die-hard Chess Team fans salivating for the next book in the series.
Jeremy Robinson is the New York Times bestselling author of seventy novels and novellas, including Apocalypse Machine, Island 731, and SecondWorld, as well as the Jack Sigler thriller series and Project Nemesis, the highest selling, original (non-licensed) kaiju novel of all time. He’s known for mixing elements of science, history and mythology, which has earned him the #1 spot in Science Fiction and Action-Adventure, and secured him as the top creature feature author. Many of his novels have been adapted into comic books, optioned for film and TV, and translated into thirteen languages. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three children. Visit him at www.bewareofmonsters.com.
Endgame is a compendium about the Chess Team written by Jeremy Robinson with Kane Gilmour. The idea was to create a document with two purposes, to help maintain consistency throughout the stories and as a user guide for Chess Team fans.
After a brief introduction by Kane Gilmour, the guide starts in the manner of Deep Blue debriefing to a government official. This guide is told as a story with Deep Blue reviewing each member of the Chess Team, each enemy that they have encountered and each mission up to and including Savage as well as Continuum. It doesn’t include Cannibal because the debriefing is taking place at the same time as the Cannibal mission.
This is a creatively designed, very well written guide with details that readers may not have necessarily picked up on. Readers of the Chess Team series will find this a handy reference. Those who haven’t read any of the Chess Team stories or those just getting started will find this guide an excellent source of information that will stoke interest in reading entire series.
If you enjoy the Chess Team/ Jack Sigler thrillers then you need to pick up this book. It is pretty epic. Not only is there a cool art gallery, a fantastic Deep Blue short story and memories of books that you may have forgotten. It is a great reference if you need to look something up. Jeremy Robinson and Kane Gilmour have struck gold with this book.
Endgame is the definitive source for all things Chess Team! This is a well fleshed out sourcebook for Jeremy Robinson's Chess Team universe. Whether you want a refresher, or a quick, spoiler-laden catch-up (tsk tsk, you're missing a LOT! Go back and read the books, seriously, worth it!), this book has the info you want! All the illustrations are awesome too.
Thought this was an interesting concept for a book. Just a shame that all authors who have an ongoing series don't do it. A lot of things written about I knew, a lot of things I didn't know because I haven't read them all. Will have to correct that oversight. I liked it and the idea of it.
Endgame is a terrific read that summarizes each of the Chess Team books to date. This book was given to me because I am new to the Chess Team universe. This is a great resource - just be aware that there are a few spoilers contained in the summaries.
Besides being a great reference, the summaries are entertaining and fun to read. I highly recommend Endgame to fans of the Chess Team.
Enjoyable, nothing great. Basically a re-cap of all the books to date and a bio of all the team and threats to them to date. It was neat because it was tied in to a short story about where Duncan was at that point so that was the best part of it. Also was good to have the recaps of the stories since some I read so long ago.
Endgame by Jeremy Robinson is a great companion piece to the Jack Sigler/ Chess Team series. It allows you a glimpse into the characters and the Missions section is the perfect way to reacquaint yourself will all the books in the series. A must have for the series!
This tells the story of what happened to Deep Blue after his arrest, by giving a full breakdown of the Chess team universe. This is a good recap of all books and characters, upto Savage, it should not be read as an introduction to the Chess team universe.
A must-have for your collection, this brings together all the parts of the very expanded Chess team universe and helps you keep track of the stories, the characters, the monsters, the bad guys, etc... and there's some awesome illustrations too.