Ten years after Emergence Day, as the Locust Horde advances on humanity’s last defended area -Ephyra - in a bloody war that has seen billions die, Marcus Fenix does the unthinkable: he defies orders and abandons his post during a critical battle in a bid to rescue his father, weapons scientist Adam Fenix. But Adam is buried in the rubble during a ferocious assault on the Fenix mansion, and Ephyra falls to the enemy. Marcus, grieving for a father everyone believes is dead, is court-martialed for dereliction of duty and sentenced to forty years in the Coalition of Ordered Government’s brutal maximum security prison, known simply as the Slab.
But Adam is very much alive, snatched from the destruction by the elite Onyx Guard on Chairman Richard Prescott’s orders. He’s now a long way from home and in a prison of his own - a COG doomsday bunker on the tropical island of Azura, a place hidden from the rest of Sera since the Pendulum Wars. His own guilty secret has been exposed: Adam knew the Locust existed deep below the surface of Sera long before Emergence Day, and were being driven from their tunnels by a lethal parasite known as the Lambent. Now he has to find a way to destroy the Lambent while the dwindling COG forces fight to hold back a growing Locust army that’s threatening to overrun the city. As Adam struggles to find redemption in his comfortable island jail, Marcus seeks his own atonement in the squalid, closed world within the Slab’s granite walls. While Dom Santiago and Anya Stroud fight to get him released, ready to make any sacrifice to free him, Marcus gradually finds unexpected kinship among Sera’s most dangerous criminals - and a way to carry on his personal war against the Locust.
©2012 Karen Traviss (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
David Colacci is one of my favorite readers to listen to. He does such a great job with this book and all the others.
Towards the top.
Marcus. It shows why he is the way he is.
Better than the others.
Even in the Safest Prison in the World. You are still not safe.
If you played the Gears of War series of games listening to this series of books is an absolute no brainer! Unless you are a multiplayer kind of person and didn't play the campaign but I am also assuming those people do not listen to audiobooks.
For those that did like the game story these books fill in the gaps and backstory in an amazing way that make playing the games again more fun. It also endears the characters to you in a way that would play a role in your emotional state as you play.
For anyone who never played or doesn't care about the games the books can be read without ever feeling like you missed out or leaving you confused. They simply stand on their own and enhance the games if you do play.
I love fantasy and science fiction.
The narration was exceptional and Karen Traviss is excellent at depicting characters and really making you feel for the characters.
The narrator must have played the games or at least done some research, he played the characters very well.
Very heartfelt story.
A MUST HAVE for every Gears fan.
Fenix because it show how human he is.
get this book! If you like gear of war. You will love it.
I have read every Karen Traviss Star Wars and Gears book and now I am truly enjoying them on Audio!!! Thank you for bring this to the masses in an Audio book version!!!
All of them!!!
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