Gears of War: Anvil Gate

Gears of War: Anvil Gate

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by Karen Traviss
     
 

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Continuing the saga of the bestselling game series!

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…  See more details below

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Continuing the saga of the bestselling game series!

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. Gears and Stranded must fight side by side to survive their deadliest enemy yet, falling back on the savage tactics of another bloody siege—Anvil Gate.  
 


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345519542
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Series:
Gears of War Series
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
313,145
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Karen Traviss is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of three previous Star Wars: Republic Commando novels: Hard Contact, Triple Zero, and True Colors; three Star Wars: Legacy of the Force novels: Bloodlines, Revelation, and Sacrifice; as well as City of Pearl, Crossing the Line, The World Before, Matriarch, Ally, and Judge. A former defense correspondent and TV and newspaper journalist, Traviss has also worked as a police press officer, an advertising copywriter, and a journalism lecturer. Her short stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Realms of Fantasy, On Spec, and Star Wars Insider. She lives in Devizes, England.


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Gears of War 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 97 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The Locust Horde has been apparently destroyed at a high cost to the victors (see Aspho Fields and Jacinto's Remnant). Those who survived begin the arduous seemingly impossible task of rebuilding human civilizations using the fortifications of the defeated enemy as the anchor. The survivors contend with pirates and outlaws, but having triumphed against a much stronger opponent, the Gears barely blink from a minor threat. However, the idyll of victory ends abruptly as Gears leader Marcus Fenix learned of a new menace much greater than the Locus Horde who feared this adversary. This beast is stalking sentient beings as it marches towards the remote island where the Gears and Stranded must cooperate in what could be last stand using the siege tactics of the Anvil Gate. The latest Gears of War novel (see Aspho Fields and Jacinto's Remnant) tied to the games is a terrific entry as Karen Travis provides a fascinating spin to the military science fiction saga. Marcus is marvelous as he is stunned to learn of the existence of a predator that frightens the fearless Locus Horde; whatever this species is he figures is bad news as your enemy's enemy remains your enemy. Fans of the full Gears of War universe will want to read the exhilarating fast-paced Anvil Gate as things have gotten dramatically worse for Marcus and his crew. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goes well with xbox game gears of war
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Insight to the development of the characters is astonishing!
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I'm a huge fan of the games and really enjoyed getting more insight on the characters. It's exactly what I expected it to be.
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Gears of war is my most favorite game of all time but reading the book is like a complietely different thing with double the characters and getting to know the stranded a little more.
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What can i say that i havent already said about Karen's writing ? Once again she wrote a great and easy to read installment to the GOW series. In Anvils Gate she seemed to focus more on Damon Baird's thoughts, which was great because she was able to show us another side of him through his thoughts. The story shifts back and forth between the present situation of Lambent attacks on Vectus and Hoffman's memories of the seige at Anvil Gate. I seemed to be more interested in what was happening at vectus than the seige at Anvil Gate. It fails to capture you unlike her last 2 books that kept me wanting to read more of the past. I still love the Gears universe and Karen's writing. You wont be disapointed with this book.
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Great book for fans of the game
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From beginning to end, Karen Travis at her best. A joy to read.
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