[ ONC 2020 || ROUND TWO QUALIFIER ] [ THE DREAM AWARDS 2020 || SCIENCE FICTION HONOURABLE MENTION ] [ FEATURED ON ADVENTURE || READING LIST 'THE ADRENALINE RUSH' ] When a boy wakes up from a coma and finds a letter at his side, he finds out he's the newest player in a game they call Vanguard. *** The last thing 05 remembers is crashing his spaceship. When he wakes up, he finds himself in a hospital room on a strange place called Earth with a mind of memories that aren't his. A letter informs him that he's in the body of a murdered boy and that he's now part of a survival game. Soon, 05, now Red Harris, is dragged away to start his new life---in a steel maze known only as Vanguard. Amidst traps and death, Red meets Alisa, Lennox, Cheng Xin, and Becca. He finds out they're in the same situation as him---all players of the game, specially handpicked by a strange force they call 'the government'. They decide to work together to escape Vanguard and make it out alive. There's a catch, though. There can only be one winner---and the prize is their life.