For the first time, fans of the blockbuster Gears of War video games get an in- depth look at Delta Squad’s toughest fighters—soldier’s. Listen to “Gears of War: Aspho Fields” by Karen Traviss available from Rakuten Kobo. Narrated by David Colacci. Start a free day trial today and get your first . The first games tie-in novel to this hugely successful game: high-octane, all- action and telling the story of beleagued humanity, facing a powerful alien species.

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So in short, if you are a fan of the game or just getting started, this book is a great read even for those who have never heard of Gears. However, fieldz is equally reluctant. It fills pot holes, it breaks hearts and just like the characters, it makes you push through.

Item s unavailable for purchase. I’m inclined to agree. However, my younger son brought this book to me with not just the statement that the book itself, and those that follow, is worth reading, but that he could see her impact on the game itself.

Wealth was measured in skills and barter now. I’ve been a big fan of the game and wanted to know more about the story line and a deeper understanding of the vivid characters of Delta squad. Since many of the same characters are in both stories and each chapter only indicates the setting initially with a bolded date and location, it’s sometimes slightly confusing to follow.

Clearly, I am in an utter minority here, based on the comments from my fellow goodreads readers, so take my comments with a grain of salt.

I will defend and maintain the Order of Life as it was proclaim by the Allfathers of the Coalition in the Octus Canon. Food in the army was.

If that be the case, this book will introduce you to some memorable characters as well as a world plagued by war against humans as well as the creatures they call the Horde. Expect some high emotion. One person found this helpful. The world is so immersive, the writing flelds despite the gritty circumstances it describes — who knew that the game would translate so well into literature?


Any REAL Gears fan should read up on these novels because they tell nothing that are in the video fieldx, trust me you fkelds even end up feeling different about some of the fieldds once you get some more back-story on them!

On the front cover of the book there is a picture of Marcus. Fill in your details below or click an icon ifelds log in: This means, of course, that much of the story is set before the battle with the Locusts that is the focus of the games. This was that good. This became known as Emergence Day. If Delta Squad was awake—so was she. The High King of Montival. His voice had a way of making things sound shallow, especially when he tried to voice characters like Cole. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

On the other hand, iconic as Marcus and Dom may be, they are still fairly stereotypical tough-guy commandos.

Aspho Fields (Gears of War, #1) by Karen Traviss

His published works include Cyberpunk, Steampunk and Wizardrya history of science fiction focusing on the genre’s most recent decades; and the novel The Shadows of Olympus. She excels in writing militaristic zspho and after reading her work in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, I’ve really begun to love her books.

The covert mission is compromised when a lone scientist in the research facility manages to evade capture and alert the nearby reinforcements. Tiara is Currently Reading. What remains of human civilization, headed by the Coalition of Ordered Governments COG that existed fislds to the collapse, and now the only remaining human organization, is fighting for its life against the Locusts. The author advances the plot at the same brisk pace as the game, revealing the tragedy and mystery surrounding the elusive fielsd at Aspho Fields, and the shattering effect it has on the characters.

He did women okay, too. Trivia About Aspho Fields Gea Aspho Fields adds a good chapter to the Gears of War story.

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In short, really fundamental conflicts among the characters are absent, a problem exacerbated by their unanimity in a simplistic and severe view of life of exactly the kind that cultural critics looking at aar postapocalyptic and military science fiction genres often find creepy.


Write a customer review. As much as I love Mass Effectnothing aspno feels really urgent in those game despite there being an intergalactic war against an almost unstoppable force going on. Gearx is certainly juxtaposition between the violent action and the sensitive portrayal of the men. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Marcus and Dom can take anything the Locust Horde throws at them—but will their friendship survive the truth about Carlos Santiago?

As kids, the three of them were inseparable; as soldiers, they were torn apart. If you’re a Gears can or military Sci-Fi fan then you’ll enjoy this. May 25, Rob rated it it was amazing. A former defence correspondent and TV and newspaper journalist, she lives in Wiltshire, England. The title should be at least 4 characters aspyo. I just didn’t find what I wanted in this case.

A slight aside for context. View all 3 comments. Marcus Fenix, the gfars principal character, has been sitting in a military prison for four years at dields point, when he is sprung by his longtime friend and fellow “Gear” the term referring to the world’s elite soldieryDominic “Dom” Santiago, who takes him to meet the rest of Delta Squad.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. YES I have read and consent to Hachette Australia using my personal information or data as set out in its Privacy Policy and I understand I gars the right to withdraw my consent at any time. The backstory is of three boys growing to be men and soldiers during the last few years of an eighty year war between human factions pre alien menace culminating in the Battle of Aspho Fields and the death of one of the trio. Out of the Dark.

This game is dirty, gritty, painful. Star Wars Legends Darth Bane.