Gears of War: Coalition's End : Gears of War

  • by Karen Traviss
  • Narrated by David Colacci
  • Series: Gears of War
  • 20 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When the Locust Horde burst from the ground 15 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.


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These books are great!

If your a fan of the series and games you'll like this. The books really flesh out the characters and get a much better sense of who they are as compared to the games. The whole series of books takes place before or in between the games. The only thing that frustrates me about these books is that they seem to raise more questions rather than answer them. Hopefully Gears of War 3 will offer a whole lot of answers and closure.
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Yet another amazing book from Karen Traviss. The ONLY downside, which really has nothing to do with the book, is that this is the 2nd to final book (so they've said, and with the last one now out - The Slab) and I don't play the games because I don't like console. I would love to have something after Coalitions End to find out what happens.

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- Nicholas A. Croson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-04-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio