As the monster creatures known as the Kaiju threaten to overwhelm Earth, a pilot and his trainee and their alliance with an obsolete robot from the past, a Jaeger, represent the only hope for saving mankind. - (Baker & Taylor)

The official novelization of the upcoming sci-fi blockbuster<i> Pacific Rim</i> from visionary director Guillermo del Toro!<br><br>When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. <br><br>On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.<br><br>"I wanted to make not a war movie, but an adventure movie, with a huge, romantic sense of adventure, a sense of grandeur, and operatic battles..." - <b>Guillermo Del Toro</b> - (Random House, Inc.)