By Karen Traviss
In keeping with the blockbuster Xbox video game, this can be the beautiful tale of the boys and girls who stood among a planet and overall destruction–and now need to face the results in their actions.
After a brutal fifteen-year struggle for survival, the Coalition of Ordered Governments is compelled to smash mankind’s final urban in a last bid to prevent the Locust Horde. because the survivors flee Jacinto, they need to deal with the final of the Locust, bent on vengeance, as they try to stick alive in an icy barren region. Marcus Fenix, Dom Santiago, and their fellow Gears struggle to get Jacinto’s refugees to a secure haven, yet locate themselves in a lawless new international the place the enemy is human–and as determined and unsafe as any grub.
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Jacinto's Remnant (Gears of War, Book 2) by Karen Traviss