Author of “The Maze Runner” Announces A New Prequel

James Dashner, whose Maze Runner series has sold 6.5 million copies worldwide, announced to MTV today that he will be a writing a second prequel entitled The Fever Code, which will arrive in 2016. The book, the fifth in the series, will explore the creation of the Maze and how the Gladers got there.

“From the very beginning, I’ve always wanted to write a prequel about Thomas, Teresa, Newt, Minho, Alby and all the Gladers that leads up to the very moment Thomas enters the Box,” Dashner says. “There are so many things hinted at that will be fun to reveal in depth. For years, fans have made it abundantly and enthusiastically clear that they want the same thing, so now seems like the perfect time to give readers the story of how the Maze began.”

This is the perfect time to announce a new book, with The Maze Runner film adaptation starring Dylan O’Brien hitting #1 at the box office, and the film sequel set to land in theaters on September 18th, 2015.

Are YOU excited for another Maze Runner novel?