By Karen Traviss
The plot of this publication occurs ahead of the 1st booklet within the sequence and online game within the franchise.
MARCUS FENIX. battle HERO. dependable SON. TRAITOR.
Ten years after Emergence Day, because the Locust Horde advances on humanity’s final defended area—Ephyra—in a bloody conflict that has obvious billions die, Marcus Fenix does the unthinkable: he defies orders and abandons his publish in the course of a severe conflict in a bid to rescue his father, guns scientist Adam Fenix. yet Adam is buried within the rubble in the course of a ferocious attack at the Fenix mansion, and Ephyra falls to the enemy. Marcus, grieving for a father all people believes is useless, is court-martialed for dereliction of responsibility and sentenced to 40 years within the Coalition of Ordered Government’s brutal greatest defense legal, recognized easily because the Slab.
But Adam is particularly a lot alive, snatched from the destruction by way of the elite Onyx defend on Chairman Richard Prescott’s orders. He’s now a ways from domestic and in a jail of his own—a COG doomsday bunker at the tropical island of Azura, a spot hidden from the remainder of Sera because the Pendulum Wars. His personal in charge mystery has been uncovered: Adam knew the Locust existed deep lower than the skin of Sera lengthy earlier than Emergence Day, and have been being pushed from their tunnels by way of a deadly parasite often called the Lambent. Now he has to discover how to spoil the Lambent whereas the dwindling COG forces struggle to carry again a starting to be Locust military that’s threatening to overrun the city.
As Adam struggles to discover redemption in his cozy island penitentiary, Marcus seeks his personal atonement within the squalid, closed global in the Slab’s granite partitions. whereas Dom Santiago and Anya Stroud struggle to get him published, able to make any sacrifice to unfastened him, Marcus steadily reveals unforeseen kinship between Sera’s most deadly criminals—and the way to keep it up his own warfare opposed to the Locust.
“Adam, you knew this present day may come.”
It was once a well-recognized voice: silky, imperial, polished, and completely human.
“Hello, Myrrah.” Adam Fenix came upon himself considering the negative Locust nutrition back. “You bought my message, then.”
“And how correct you have been. We do desire you. And we will take you. i am hoping you’re now not making plans whatever silly. you've gotten obligations, Adam.”
It will be a dwelling demise. The Locust Queen may by no means unlock him, no matter if he built a countermeasure. yet he didn’t deserve any better.
“I even have my provider pistol.”
“And i will take your son at any time.”
He had the degree of her, then, and he or she had his. “You depart Marcus out of this. It’s a condition.” He opened the table drawer and took out the handgun, a 9mm officer’s weapon. It made a particular clunk at the wood laptop as he slammed it down. “If whatever occurs to him, I don’t care what occurs to the remainder of Sera.”