Echo’s Revenge: The Ultimate Gameis the first in a series of YA books about brothers Reggie (age 14) and Jeremy (age 11)—two of a handful of elite master gamers—who are able to beat Echo, a hellish, stealthy, robotic nemesis. After escaping their abusive stepfather, Reggie and Jeremy run away to their father’s home over a thousand miles away. During their journey, the boys discover that all of the master gamers who can beat Echo are disappearing because Echo-7 has somehow materialized in the real world and is hunting them down as prey. As other master gamers go missing, Reggie and Jeremy must stick together and use their wits in order to figure out Echo-7’s intentions and rescue his victims.
Echo’s Revenge completes the story of Reggie and Jeremy’s ultimate confrontation with Echo-7. Twosubsequent books will tell the same story, one from the perspective of the game designers who are attempting to corral their out-of-control creation (including Sean Austin), and one from the perspective of the monster robot itself.
Beyond the series of novels, Getzen has expanded the world of Echo into a website (echohunt.com) that features video footage and blog entries from figures in the Echo universe. Presented from the perspective of Sean Austin, the website is an opportunity to bridge the gap between the page and the screen to offer an even more immersive experience to Echo’s growing legion of fans young and old.