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Gears of War: Ephyra Rising Novel Announcement

A new Gears of War novel by New York Times Best Selling author Michael A. Stackpole. Following Gears of War 3, the Locust War is over, most of humanity has been destroyed and the Coalition of Ordered Governments is in shambles. Marcus Fenix and Anya Stroud must rebuild from the ruins, yet threats lurk everywhere.

The complete front cover of Gears of War Ephyra Rising novel, featuring a close-up of Marcus Fenix and Anya Stroud

The Locust War has ended with an energy weapon that pulsed across the land, destroying Locust and Lambent alike. The world is in shambles and the few survivors are isolated from one another. Humanity must begin anew.

With most of Sera’s civilization destroyed, Sergeant Marcus Fenix and Lieutenant Anya Stroud must somehow rebuild on the ruins. For Marcus, his purpose is impossible to grasp. With no clear enemy to fight, there may be no place left for him in this postwar world. Some call him hero, others view him with resentment.

As Anya struggles to create alliances to re-form the Coalition of Ordered Governments, she quickly discovers how impossible it is to tell friend from foe. Then whispers of Locust still stalking the land begin to spread. Fearing the worst, Marcus forms a team to assess the potential threat. As he and the other Gears search for Locust survivors, however, they quickly discover that the new enemy may be all-too-human, and utterly ruthless.

About the author:

Michael A. Stackpole is the New York Times bestselling author of over fifty-five novels, with books in the Star Wars universe including I, JEDI and ROGUE SQUADRON, and in the Conan, Pathfinder, BattleTech and World of Warcraft universes. He’s won awards as a novelist, graphic novelist, screenwriter, and game designer, teaches at Arizona State University, and is a member of the Academy of Gaming Arts and Design Hall of Fame.

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