By Karen Traviss
Understand what an international needed to do to survive.
When the Locust Horde burst from the floor fifteen years in the past to slaughter the human inhabitants of Sera, mankind all started a determined battle opposed to extinction. Now after a decade and a half bloody struggling with, and with billions lifeless, the survivors—the Gears of the Coalition of Ordered Governments, in addition to a small band of civilians—have been pressured to wreck their very own towns and sacrifice their whole civilization to halt the Locust improve.
The last-ditch measures have succeeded, yet at an important rate: the survivors were lowered to a handful of refugees.
Escaping to a haven at the distant island of Vectes, they start the heartbreaking activity of rebuilding their devastated global. For your time, there’s wish . . . making peace with previous enemies, and once more making plans for the long run.
But the quick respite is shattered whilst Vectes comes less than siege from a fair deadlier strength than the Locust—the Lambent, a hideous and continually mutating life-form that destroys every little thing in its direction. because the Lambent’s relentless attack spreads from the mainland to the island, the refugees ultimately comprehend what drove the Locust from their underground warrens and sparked the worldwide battle.
While Marcus Fenix and the Gears fight to carry again the invasion, the Coalition faces a stark choice—fight this new enemy to the final human, or flee to the wastelands to take their percentages and reside just like the human pariahs often called the Stranded . . . while Coalition chairman Richard Prescott nonetheless guards one final, negative mystery in regards to the Locust, the Lambent, and the way forward for mankind. . . .
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Coalition's End (Gears of War, Book 4) by Karen Traviss