On the eve of World War I, the Martians have returned to finish what they started fifteen years ago, but this time humanity is ready. Armed with steam-powered battle machines created from reverse-engineered alien technology, the global defense force A.R.E.S. prepares for the coming conflict as tensions rise in Europe. Captain Eric Wells, an orphan of the first War of the Worlds, commands Earth's newest, most formidable weapon... the colossal battle tripod GOLIATH.
Based on the award-winning animated film starring Adrian Paul, Mark Sheppard, Adam Baldwin, and Peter Wingfield.
The novelization features deleted scenes, expanded character backgrounds, and all-new material that expands upon and goes beyond the film.
The film's director Joe Pearson called it "pulpy and visceral" and went on to say that "[the novel] goes way beyond the perfunctory retelling of the source movie that is often the case in many film novelizations. [It] stands on its own as a ripping good story and epic tale of the alternate history world of the film."