The Maze Runner is a 2009 young adult dystopian science fiction novel written by American author James Dashner, and the first book released in The Maze Runner series, although it is the third in narrative order. The novel was published on October 7, 2009 by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House, and was made into a 2014 major motion picture by 20th Century Fox.
The world was consumed by a lethal virus called The Flare that killed 99% of the world's population. The survivors tried to develop an anti-virus to fight the disease, but at the cost of sacrificing hundreds of innocent young people in labyrinths full of obstacles and monsters. This is Thomas' story.
Power of the Verse
The Maze Runner is a relatively weak verse with the strongest characters being peak humans and superhuman creatures. Characters like Thomas have Wall level attack potency physically, with Supersonic+ attack speed equiped with weapons.
Ninety-nine percent of humanity was destroyed by zombie-like creatures known as Cranks, and the survivors are kept inside giant labyrinths guarded by bio-engineered creatures known as Grievers, who are Wall level in power.
There exists a decent amount of hax in the verse such as Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Martial Arts, Weapons mastery, Stealth Mastery, Explosion Manipulation, Vehicular Mastery, Disease Manipulation, Status Effect Inducement,