Aspho Fields has ratings and reviews. Dirk said: I was drawn to this by two things: firstly, the author is Karen Traviss, and secondly, I’ve r. 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. The Battle of Aspho Fields was a conflict in the year 2 Before E-Day between the COG and the UIR, and was part of the Pendulum Wars.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Apr 28, Joeh rated it really liked it. Marcus and Dom can take anything the Locust Horde throws at them—but will their friendship survive the truth about Carlos Santiago? Jane Austen this is not, but make no mistake: I can honestly say that Gears of War: I was introduced to this game from Epic by my gamer hubby and have fell in love with the characters as well as the story. Happily, that faith was not ill-placed. Any Gears at all? The main character for this book is not described in the book.

Gears of War 1. And alongside the carnage of combat, we have the undeniable undercurrent of camaraderie between the soldiers. You can glean from the games that Marcus is not an emotional person.

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Gears of War 5 books. In my opinion, this book is really about the horrors of asphl and its traumatising effect on the main characters. It felt like the author pulled Gears info to build a frame of a story around that info, threw in some dialogue and hope that the reader is filds enough with the Gears universe to hold the whole thing together. In fact, I liked the “character building” parts of this novel much more than I liked the action.

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The Quickeningwith the battle drastically different from Gears of War: What I liked most about this book was the flashbacks in which you meet a young Marcus Fenix and his best friend, Carlos Santiago. If I were to make a trailer for a film based on this book, the theme song wouldn’t be military drums, horror or techno, but R.

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Much deeper then the game, and a wonderful companion to it. Originally from the Portsmouth area, Traviss is a graduate of the Clarion science asho and fantasy workshop. Aspho Fields drops us onto a colony in the midst of outright failure. Looking for More Great Reads?

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Personally, I think the highlight of the story is the history between Marcus and Dom and why they’re family. By the way view spoiler [I wa It took a little while to get into this book even though I am very familiar with the setting and characters because of the games.

Coalition’s Endand the fifth is titled Gears of War: Dom was the deepest character in the games as Marcus’ best friend and a man fieles has truly suffered all of the worst in the new future.

Shows how Marcus came to be such close friends with Dom and how their journey began as Gears together, yes many people complained about the constant jumping back and fourth between time periods but if you paid attention then that shouldn’t be a problem just imagine its a video game scene I have never had that much jumping in between times, its a first and I found myself really pulled in by it.

First, let me start with a disclaimer. However, my younger son brought thi You might have noticed that I have reviewed a number of books by Karen Traviss. Can their friendship survive? Above the ramp of brick, stone facing, and snapped joists, the rear wall rose like a cliff and the top row of empty window frames formed deep arches. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. First unless you’ve played the game I doubt that the fact this is based on a game system and a story from a game will jump out at you.

I don’t know if it’s the pace or the author’s writing style, but I wanted more creativity and it felt factual. It’s not that their badly wounded psyches were over the top, but I didn’t want to read a book where that was the main focus.


The Cogs are consolidating as best they can and are cautiously hopeful that the worst of the Locust threat has been dealt with. The story fills in the gaps of the game story that I have always wondered about. Jan 09, Glen rated it it was ok Shelves: Nothing much grew here. His voice had a way of making things sound shallow, especially when he tried to voice characters like Cole. May 25, Rob rated it it was amazing. Aspho Fields expands on a few of those references basically laying out how close Marcus, Carlos, an First, let me start with a disclaimer.

This novel switches between past and present.

The only excuse for not fighting the Locust was being dead. Recommended to any Gears of War fan looking for a good read about the game we all love. I recommend this book to those, who like me, are huge fans of the games; but also to anyone who enjoys an action-packed sci-fi thriller.

However, Carlos is now seriously wounded in the top of his leg and in his abdomen and is on the bridge, begging Marcus and Mataki to leave him as he is probably too badly wounded to save.

During an escort mission all the main characters get as;ho chance to reflect and more of the story of the friendship of the brothers and Marcus gets revealed along with a lot of other stuff involving the feud between Hoffman and Fenix.

She gets the story across, but a lot of moments in the book that should be really intense and climactic seemed lacking. Ashpo mean, it was huge, full of books and old paintings.