The Maze Runner, Thomas and his fellow Gladers don't remember the life before the Maze. When they escape they are given more trials and the mystery of WICKED. Is it good or bad? But before all of that came the sun flares and the disease that brings humanity to its knees. So this is the prequel. What happened before. And what is sure to be an enticing and exciting read. Releasing in about a week and a half (August 14) this is a book I'm anxiously awaiting!