Synopses & Reviews
Understand what a world had to do to survive.
When the Locust Horde burst from the ground fifteen years ago to slaughter the human population of Sera, mankind began a desperate war against extinction. Now after a decade and a half of bloody fighting, and with billions dead, the survivors—the Gears of the Coalition of Ordered Governments, along with a small band of civilians—have been forced to destroy their own cities and sacrifice their entire civilization to halt the Locust advance.
The last-ditch measures have succeeded, but at an enormous cost: the survivors have been reduced to a handful of refugees. Escaping to a haven on the remote island of Vectes, they begin the heartbreaking task of rebuilding their devastated world. For a while, there’s hope . . . making peace with old enemies, and once again planning for the future.
But the short respite is shattered when Vectes comes under siege from an even deadlier force than the Locust—the Lambent, a hideous and constantly mutating life-form that destroys everything in its path. As the Lambent’s relentless assault spreads from the mainland to the island, the refugees finally understand what drove the Locust from their underground warrens and sparked the global war.
While Marcus Fenix and the Gears struggle to hold back the invasion, the Coalition faces a stark choice—fight this new enemy to the last human, or flee to the wastelands to take their chances and live like the human pariahs known as the Stranded . . . even as Coalition chairman Richard Prescott still guards one last, terrible secret about the Locust, the Lambent, and the future of mankind. . . .
Based on the Rated-M for Mature video game from Epic Games and Microsoft Game Studios.
An original novel based on the groundbreaking and award-winning military sci-fi-action video game series Gears of War—written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss!
Epic Games Gears of War is one of the Xbox 360s flagship franchises—and in Spring 2011, the long-awaited Gears of War 3 will finally be unleashed, backed by a global multi-million dollar international marketing campaign. Gears of War: Coalitionss End is the eagerly anticipated bridge novel for Gears of War 3—continuing the harrowing story of Delta Squad and their struggle to save the remnants of humanity in a world overrun by a brutal enemy, the Locust Horde.
With the last human city destroyed and the remaining survivors stranded, time is running out for Marcus Fenix and his comrades as they fight to save the human race from the jaws of extinction. An unforgettable tale of hope, survival, and brotherhood, this is essential reading for millions of Gears of War fans worldwide.
About the Author
#1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss has written four previous novels in the Gears of War series: Aspho Fields, Jacinto’s Remnant, Anvil Gate, and Coalition's End, and is the writer of Epic Games’ 2011 blockbuster video game sequel, Gears of War 3. She’s received critical acclaim for her award-nominated Wess'har series (City of Pearl, Crossing the Line, The World Before, Matriarch, Ally, and Judge) and for her groundbreaking Star Wars novels in the Republic Commando series (Hard Contact, Triple Zero, True Colors, Order 66, and 501st) and the Legacy of the Force series (Bloodlines, Sacrifice, and Revelation). Her novella, Human Weakness, appeared in the Halo anthology Evolutions. A former TV and newspaper journalist and defense correspondent, she lives in England.