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Good read, leaves you wanting more
on 27 May 2012
This is by far the best Gears of War book so far and probably one of the best sci-fi books written by Karen Traviss. This is the fourth book in the series and is a compelling read for any Gears of War fan.
Gears of War: Coalitions End takes place at the end of Gears of War 2 and the beginning of Gears of War 3. The book has many flashbacks which give you an insight it the characters past. You get to know how some of the main characters met and how they became part of the COG.
If you have only played the GOW games, there are some new characters introduced to you in this book. Still very easy to follow the story but there are some moments when you are taken back in to the GOW past which may be unfamiliar.
The book kicks of where GOW2 ended after the sinking of Jacinto. The COG have now taken up home on Vectes, the naval base becoming the New Jacinto.
This book is ripe with emotion. Some of the characters have a very sad past, the book is so well written it leaves you feeling very empathetic. There is plenty of action written in and you will not feel bored or feel that a particular story drags on too long.
After reading the book there are still many unanswered questions, in particular the origins of the Locusts and Queen Myrrah. The book adds additional questions to the pile.
This is a very good book as a stand alone title but if you have read the other books or played the games you will enjoy it that little bit more. This book is a definite read for fans.