#1 New York Times best-selling novelist, scriptwriter and comics author Karen Traviss has received critical acclaim for her award-nominated Wess'har series, as well as regularly hitting the bestseller lists with her Gears of War, Halo, and Star Wars work. She was also lead writer on the 2011 blockbuster game Gears of War 3. A former defence correspondent and TV and newspaper journalist, she lives in Wiltshire, and is currently writing Batman: Arkham Unhinged for DC Comics.
Following the sinking of the Jacinto at the conclusion of Volume 2, the Gears have fled to the island of Vectes where they struggle to defend the last remnants of humankind from The Stranded and a new menace, The Lambent—a deadly, mutating lifeform .
Collects issues #14-24 of Gears of War.