As this novel is a direct sequel to Gears 2, those of you who haven't finished it yet might want to hurry the hell up. The rest, read on.
Jacinto's remnant picks up after the destruction of humanity's last bastion on the planet Sera, with the refugees from Jacinto finding themselves struggling against the icy wilderness as well as the remaining Locust, which are understandably very angry. Only Marcus Fenix and his merry band of muscle-bound Gears can find a safe haven for the dregs of humanity.
"Karen Traviss has outdone herself once again," said Rod Fergusson, executive producer, Epic Games. "JACINTO'S REMNANT not only answers the question of what happens after the events of Gears 2, it also provides greater insight into the Gears of War universe and a deeper understanding of its characters. We hope players of the games and discerning readers alike will enjoy this ongoing tale of humanity's fight for survival."
Traviss' first Gears book, Aspho Fields, was one damn fine read, and I can't think of anyone I'd rather have continue the Gears saga than the woman behind the Star Wars: Republic Commando novels.
Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant should be in stores come July 28th.