Gears of War: The Slab
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Gears of War: The Slab

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by Karen Traviss
     
 

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An original novel based on the groundbreaking and award-winning military sci-fi-action video game series Gears of War—written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss!Marcus Fenix. War hero. Decorated Gear. Loyal son. Traitor. As the Locust Horde advances into one of humanity’s last bastions—Ephyra—after

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An original novel based on the groundbreaking and award-winning military sci-fi-action video game series Gears of War—written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss!Marcus Fenix. War hero. Decorated Gear. Loyal son. Traitor. As the Locust Horde advances into one of humanity’s last bastions—Ephyra—after ten years of a bloody global war that has seen billions die, Marcus does the unthinkable: he defies Colonel Hoffman’s orders and abandons his post in the middle of the battle in a bid to rescue his father, weapons scientist Dr. Adam Fenix. But Adam is buried in the rubble of a ferocious assault on the Fenix estate, and Ephyra falls to the enemy. As the Coalition of Ordered Governments struggles to defend Sera’s surviving humans from the invading “grubs,” Marcus faces a court martial. Deserting his post in wartime means the death penalty. But his sentence is commuted to forty years in the COG’s most notorious prison—known as the Slab—where a prisoner’s life expectancy is less than two years.

In the Slab, there are no rules and no mercy. As Marcus begins a nightmarish day-to-day existence, it will finally be revealed why his sentence was commuted and who intervened to save his life. While his friends and fellow Gears Dom Santiago and Anya Stroud try to secure a legal appeal for him, Marcus learns to survive in an institution populated by the most dangerous dregs of society—not just the criminals imprisoned there, but also the corrupt guards.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439184073
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Series:
Gears of War Series
Edition description:
Simon & Schuster
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.08(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

#1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss has written four previous novels in the Gears of War series: Aspho Fields, Jacinto’s Remnant, Anvil Gate, and Coalition's End, and is the writer of Epic Games’ 2011 blockbuster video game sequel, Gears of War 3. She’s received critical acclaim for her award-nominated Wess'har series (City of Pearl, Crossing the Line, The World Before, Matriarch, Ally, and Judge) and for her groundbreaking Star Wars novels in the Republic Commando series (Hard Contact, Triple Zero, True Colors, Order 66, and 501st) and the Legacy of the Force series (Bloodlines, Sacrifice, and Revelation). Her novella, Human Weakness, appeared in the Halo anthology Evolutions. A former TV and newspaper journalist and defense correspondent, she lives in England.

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Gears of War The Slab 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Karen Traviss has more than proven her ability to bring the characters from GOW to vibrant life. Her entire series of books blends seamlessly into the game series (she wrote the story lines) and adds depth and reality to the adventure. These are not the typical lame novels based on game characters. These are gripping, well written stories, that take the adventure well beyond the game cannon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a gripping story of suspense and drama. you hear the untold tale of life before the first gears of war video game. I would recommend this to anyone who has or hasn't played the game. If you play the games and get into them, you will more than likely be more enthralled, but it is still good if you have not.
stephandmyles More than 1 year ago
This book is a gripping story of suspense and drama. you hear the untold tale of life before the first gears of war video game. I would recommend this to anyone who has or hasn't played the game. If you play the games and get into them, you will more than likely be more enthralled, but it is still good if you have not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've played the game. This book explains more about marcus and his father. It also explains more about how marcus was in jail. IT IS A MUST READ BOOK!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book did an amazing job explaining even more of the GOW universe. Karen Traviss is an amazing writer and this book only adds more to the wonderful series. I was loved this book and hope she continues to write more because Isimply cannot get enough!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!
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Simply amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These game based books are almost always amazing if you guys want to read another good book read the halo books karen triess has writen some of them and they are amazing!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can saw lockests in half and kill a big ceratur called a centertors it is so awesom!!!!!and so vilent so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thell me please
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What number in the series is this ive resd asphos fields jacinto and anvil gate