By Stephan Lee
Updated July 16, 2012 at 06:06 PM EDT

James Dashner’s Maze Runner series has sold over 1.4 million copies and has been optioned for film by 20th Century Fox. Now his fans are anxiously awaiting the prequel novel that will explain the origins that Thomas and his friends inhabit. From the official description:

If you want more from The Kill Order before its release on Aug. 14, check out the exclusive trailer and excerpt below!



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