By Karen Traviss
Carrying on with the saga of the bestselling online game series!
With the Locust Horde it appears destroyed, Jacinto’s survivors have all started to rebuild human society at the Locusts’ stronghold. Raiding pirate gangs take a toll—but it’s not anything that Marcus Fenix and the Gears can’t deal with. Then the nightmare that they inspiration they’d left in the back of starts off to stalk them back. anything some distance worse, anything even the Locust dreaded, has emerged to unfold around the planet, and never even this distant island haven is past its achieve. Gears and Stranded needs to struggle facet by way of facet to outlive their deadliest enemy but, falling again at the savage strategies of one other bloody siege—Anvil Gate.
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