Gears of War

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,319 ratings

Gears of War Publisher's Summary

As kids, the three of them were inseparable; as soldiers, they were torn apart. Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago fought alongside Dom's elder brother Carlos at Aspho Fields in the epic battle that changed the course of the Pendulum Wars. There's a new war to fight now, a war for mankind's very survival. But while the last human stronghold on Sera braces itself for another onslaught from the Locust Horde, ghosts come back to haunt Marcus and Dom.

For Marcus - decorated war hero and convicted traitor - the return of an old comrade threatens to dredge up an agonizing secret he has sworn to keep. As the beleaguered Gears of the Coalition of Ordered Governments take a last stand to save mankind from extermination, the harrowing decisions made at Aspho Fields have to be relived and made again. Marcus and Dom can take anything the Locust Horde throws at them, but will their friendship survive the truth about Carlos Santiago?

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  • Book 1

    • Gears of War

    • Aspho Fields
    • By: Karen Traviss
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 625
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509

    As kids, the three of them were inseparable; as soldiers, they were torn apart. Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago fought alongside Dom's elder brother Carlos at Aspho Fields in the epic battle that changed the course of the Pendulum Wars. There's a new war to fight now, a war for mankind's very survival. But while the last human stronghold on Sera braces itself for another onslaught from the Locust Horde, ghosts come back to haunt Marcus and Dom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOTS OF DEPTH FOR GEARHEADS

    • By Mike Honcho on 06-17-11

    Regular price: $21.38

  • Book 2

    • Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant

    • By: Karen Traviss
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381

    After a brutal 15-year war for survival, the Coalition of Ordered Governments is forced to destroy mankind's last city in a final bid to stop the Locust Horde. As the survivors flee Jacinto, they must contend with the last of the Locust, bent on vengeance, as they struggle to stay alive in an icy wilderness. Marcus Fenix, Dom Santiago, and their fellow Gears fight to get Jacinto's refugees to a safe haven but find themselves in a lawless new world - where the enemy is human.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific Sequel

    • By Tim on 01-28-10

    Regular price: $25.88

  • Book 3

    • Gears of War: Anvil Gate

    • By: Karen Traviss
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334

    With the Locust Horde apparently destroyed, Jacinto's survivors have begun to rebuild human society on the Locusts' stronghold. Raiding pirate gangs take a toll - but it's nothing that Marcus Fenix and the Gears can't handle. Then the nightmare that they thought they'd left behind begins to stalk them again. Something far worse, something even the Locust dreaded, has emerged to spread across the planet, and not even this remote island haven is beyond its reach.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-02-18

    Regular price: $25.88

  • Book 4

    • Gears of War: Coalition's End

    • By: Karen Traviss
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 20 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 429
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391

    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 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • These books are great!

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-31-11

    Regular price: $18.86

  • Book 5

    • Gears of War: The Slab

    • By: Karen Traviss
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 390

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Karen Traviss masterpiece.

    • By Nicholas A. Croson on 06-06-12

    Regular price: $18.86