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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Sep 29, Jonah rated qspho it was ok. The BiblioSanctum is a home for our absolute love of reading. I am sure that if there are five books already it must be somewhat good, so I will definitely continue reading. The narration was just okay.

Gears Of War: Aspho Fields by Karen Traviss – Books – Hachette Australia

The genre of this book is science fiction. Like most works based on a licensed property, this one really filled in all the character blanks of the characters of the ubbr popular Gears of War videogame on the XBox console. I really got into this book, it answers many questions people have especially since the first game takes place 14 or so years into E-Day and this tells all of what happened before then when they off kids so about 25 years in the past and just a week after the events of the first game.

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Much more could also have been done with the divisions among the COG, its ethnocultural splits and class divisions, and the other divide between its members and the “Stranded” humans living outside its authority.

But that didn’t detract from a truly amazing work.

The same goes for those who want to know about the Pendulum Wars; the sections of the book about it are standard military procedural, just contemporary techno-thriller writing with the names changed, down to the armored personnel carriers and helicopters in which our heroes get around.

All material in Strange Horizons is copyrighted to the original authors and may not be reproduced without permission. However, Gears of Wardespite some spectacular and very well-executed cut scenes, is not quite on that level narratively. A contingency plan is organized for the COG to transport the necessary equipment from North Gate to a secure location.

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Karent Traviss brought the comaradery, the fun and the determination of the COGs all together in a magnificient piece. However, that situation is very anticlimactic in terms of what I was gfars versus what the book eventually revealed. The Cogs are consolidating as best they can and are cautiously hopeful that the worst of the Locust threat has been dealt with.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The author, Karen Traviss who was interviewed by Fieldz Morgan for Strange Horizons back inhas not only penned best sellers set in the Star Wars universe, but achieved a measure of success on her own with the well-received City of Pearl a Campbell Award nominee and its sequels.

As far as the former go, I was pleasantly surprised that the gearrs, clunky, driveling writing so common to novelizations and indeed, far too much popular fiction is rare here. The two other Gears with them follow him, but all three are shot; the other two Gears are killed immediately, but Carlos survives and pretends not to be wounded so that Marcus would not risk his life rescuing him. Originally from the Portsmouth area, Traviss is a graduate of the Clarion science fiction and fantasy workshop.

There is certainly juxtaposition between the violent action and the sensitive portrayal of the men. Far too much estrogen for my taste. The novel was released on October 28th Read more Read less.

The Santiago family is in sharp contrast to Marcus’s own, with Adam and Elain Fenix putting their work before their family. These books really make you feel like Epic Games did a really poor job with their storyline compared to the in depth detail Traviss included in the series. The exchange between Character are very well done either some are funny, some more serio To begin I will say that I am a big fan of gears of war, but for that review I will just base on the book and not taking my fan thought be in the way Aspho Fields was the main back story in Gears of War: The title should be at least 4 characters long.

Dom slung his Lancer across his shoulders and scrambled up the slope for a better look. Mar 10, Jacey rated it really liked it Shelves: It is so good and I would think it’d make a great movie but at the same time it could end up being something really corny with aliens fighting humans, but the great story from the games provides enough reason for reading this book.


However, that situation is very anticlimactic in terms of what I was expecting versus what the book eventually revealed. But I soon got on board with the story. The book offers two major plotlines in a parallel fashion – the story of Aspho Fields and the aftermath of the Lightmass Bomb at the end of Gears of War 1. Marcus and Bernie were the only witnesses and neither are keen to talk about it.

And Traviss’s new female characters fit in fine. It felt comparable to hearing the thoughts of a reserved friend, and experiencing a stronger bond as a result — playing the games from now on will be an entirely new experience.

The grub was choking the life out of me, a round missed my brain by inches. Grant it, most of the fans of this game probably couldn’t give a toss about character development, and see such things as nothing more then a lose fieles of excuses to beat the crap out of aliens.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here But Gears is different. It was a big empty box. But while the last human stronghold on Sera braces itself for another onslaught from the Locust Horde, ghosts come back to haunt Marcus and Dom. It tells just how much emotions a lot of these men and women have and the struggles they have gone through since day one, there are many scenes where they are very vivid to me because it was well written tields my opinion, it tells you what the characters are feeling and you get gfars be inside these characters shoes.

I relished the rivalry between Baird and Bernie. Obsolete or not, the things were scarce.