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Gears of War: Coalition's End

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4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

The fourth Gears of War tied to the games is a terrific entry

It seems like ancient history when the war of the world began, but in fact it is just fifteen years since the Locust Horde came from within to assault the humans (see Aspho Fields). Their objective was total annihilation of all humans. Mankind fought back though billi...
It seems like ancient history when the war of the world began, but in fact it is just fifteen years since the Locust Horde came from within to assault the humans (see Aspho Fields). Their objective was total annihilation of all humans. Mankind fought back though billions died as the ruthless enemy made no distinction between soldier and civilian.

The Gears of the Coalition of Ordered Governments (COG) destroy what is left of civilization though they defeated their insidious foe and another powerful adversary at one hellish cost (see Jacinto's Remnant and Anvil Gate). The survivors take refuge on Vectes, a difficult to reach isolated island. As the COG begins to argue, haven turns to hell when the mutilating Lambent begin a deadly assault which explains why the Locust left the underground to fight on the surface. Marcus Fenix and Dom Santiago know a last stand on Vectes is suicide as the polyps make the tickers and berserkers look benign; the only place left for the dwindling few humans are the equally suicidal Wastelands.

The fourth Gears of War tied to the games is a terrific entry as Karen Travis provides a fascinating spin to the military science fiction saga with the motive to the recent global war of destruction. The story line showcases the desperation humanity faces as the remaining two survival choices will remind readers of Joshua playing Tic-Tac-Toe in WarGames as each solution facing humans leads to total annihilation. Although there is somewhat a similar tone to Anvil Gate, fans of the Gears of War universe will enjoy action-packed Coalition's End as things have gotten dramatically worse enhanced by a major betrayal for the human race.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on July 17, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Lol

This reminds me of Halo's flood enemy.

posted by Anonymous on June 27, 2012

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

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    The fourth Gears of War tied to the games is a terrific entry

    It seems like ancient history when the war of the world began, but in fact it is just fifteen years since the Locust Horde came from within to assault the humans (see Aspho Fields). Their objective was total annihilation of all humans. Mankind fought back though billions died as the ruthless enemy made no distinction between soldier and civilian.

    The Gears of the Coalition of Ordered Governments (COG) destroy what is left of civilization though they defeated their insidious foe and another powerful adversary at one hellish cost (see Jacinto's Remnant and Anvil Gate). The survivors take refuge on Vectes, a difficult to reach isolated island. As the COG begins to argue, haven turns to hell when the mutilating Lambent begin a deadly assault which explains why the Locust left the underground to fight on the surface. Marcus Fenix and Dom Santiago know a last stand on Vectes is suicide as the polyps make the tickers and berserkers look benign; the only place left for the dwindling few humans are the equally suicidal Wastelands.

    The fourth Gears of War tied to the games is a terrific entry as Karen Travis provides a fascinating spin to the military science fiction saga with the motive to the recent global war of destruction. The story line showcases the desperation humanity faces as the remaining two survival choices will remind readers of Joshua playing Tic-Tac-Toe in WarGames as each solution facing humans leads to total annihilation. Although there is somewhat a similar tone to Anvil Gate, fans of the Gears of War universe will enjoy action-packed Coalition's End as things have gotten dramatically worse enhanced by a major betrayal for the human race.

    Harriet Klausner

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2011

    Highly Recommended if you like Gears of War series.

    Karen Traviss continues write great books by writing this book, most likely the last book in the series. I really like this book it helps explain how the COG ended, it also shows more off some character's background before the first game, like how Cole and Baird met and became friends and also how Dizzy end up becoming a Gear. It's a book that really dark but there bright spots, expectantly the last 40 pages. I made sure that I read this before I even thought of playing Gears of War 3, because these books helps me understand the games better. I personally suggest that anyone who like to play the Gears of War game series to read this book series!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    Ronnie says

    Ive played 1 2 and 3 and beat them all! I have a passion for the game and books! And only one word to describe them, amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2011

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    Excellent Addition to the Gears Canon

    this book, along with the other 3, is simply amazing. I love how it goes into such an emotional depth about how everyone needs to pull together to survive in their darkest hour, and how betrayal can ultimately cost people everything. It's definitely a must read for fans who want to backstory between Gears of War 2 & 3, especially since this book ends where Gears of War 3 begins. A must have for all fans of the series, and an excellent read for people trying to get started. The Charecters are nicely flushed out, showing how people with absolute knowledge can feel so down trodden when faced with something they don't understand, and how humanity, as a whole, has the power to pull themselves together and in the face of absolute adversary. By this book, it's well worth it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    Is thithe firsts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Gow4

    The best book and anybpdy who says it should be put in a game. It is. Called Gears Of War 3. Pay attention.
    From xxWoodsxxKia5xx

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Hell yeah

    It should have been like the game

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Witch book is first?

    Witch book is the first?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    Help

    Can some one plese tell me that is it a good book before I buy it.(I now It looks like a good book)?!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2011

    GOW3

    Listen up people i have tragic news! Dom Santiago is dead! He sacraficed himself in gears of war 3 so evryone else can live. Gears of war 3 is the final game in the gaming series when the war ends. Survivors are Marcus, Anya, Cole, and Baird

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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