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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However, in other respects, her attention to detail is masterful, especially when describing firefights. I will forsake the life I had before so I may perform my duty as long as I am vields.

He just turned around and jumped, relying on the give in the loose rock and the thick soles of his boots to cushion the impact. Clearly, I am in an utter minority here, based on the comments from my fellow goodreads readers, aapho take my comments with a grain of salt.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The book does a lot to both fill in the blanks between Gears of War 1 and 2 as well as better flesh out the characters who we’ve only truly gotten a taste out of in the games. I love the Gears of Feilds games and this fits perfectly in the universe. Baird, get your ass back here. Still it didn’t happen often and the problem with that seemed to ease up as the book went on so either the story got more coherent or I got more interested.

That is only a glimpse of this book.

The Gears in the other Marlin managed to shoot down one of the Khimeras, but the other one managed to stay out of range of their weapons. 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 were kids asphho about 25 years in the past and just a week after the events of the first game.


No, it never stopped being terrifying.

I borrowed this book from my digital library. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. His voice had a way of making things sound shallow, especially when he tried to voice characters like Cole.

No character comes to the page with a blank slate, no good character at least, but Aspho Fields take this challenge on with an interlaced narrative that shows both who these characters have become, and why. The vibrations from deep in the planet had vanished for the time being, and the smell of chargrilled dog had been overwhelmed by shattered bowels and pulverized concrete. It’s infantry soldiering with thoughtful introspection in a world that has become so desperate that the values of humanity are having to be sacrificed.

I found my interest waning at times which isn’t good. Aspho Fields drops us onto a colony in the midst of outright failure. The Cogs have discovered that the other power block are developing a weapon of mass destruction called The Hammer of Dawn at a research base at Aspho Point.

Mar 10, Jacey rated it really liked it Shelves: From the game I know that the main character is Marcus Fenix. When it comes to franchise tie-ins I suppose an author has two goals.

Video games can tell compelling stories and the Gears of War games prove this. I am biased concerning the Gears of Fieelds GoW franchise. Carlos was the first person to meet Marcus being they were the same age and in the same class. Retrieved from ” http: She is a master storyteller whether taking on her own worlds and the complex cultures she built within them, or working within another universe not of her making.

This book also follows them in their modern day journeys through a ravished Sera where every day is a battle against the Locust asphk.

Aspho Fields

Hoffman is wounded in the attack, and he and Kaliso are separated from feilds rest of the squad in another Locust assault. It goes into depth on Marcus and why he is the way he is, very detached asphp how he grew up compared to Doms family.

I think non-fans of the games will struggle with some of the concepts as you rely on knowing some vehicles, people and places from the games, but why read a book like this? Review from Badelynge Karen Traviss does a great job of bringing some Gears of War goodness to those of us who like to relax our trigger fingers fieelds in a while.


Dom wanted to see him proved wrong someday, if only to shut his mouth for a while. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. She makes you connect with your characters only to have something horrific happen to them. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He fieles enlists, becoming a special forces commando. Sep 29, Jonah rated it it was ok. As the beleaguered Gears of the Coalition of Ordered Governments take a last stand to save mankind from extinction, the harrowing decisions fieldz at Aspho Fields have to be relived and made again.

There is certainly juxtaposition between the violent action and the sensitive portrayal of the men. Marcus and Dom can take anything the Locust Horde throws at them—but will their friendship survive the truth about Carlos Santiago?

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What this book talks about is the story between the 2 games and before the 1st game. And alongside the carnage of combat, we have the undeniable undercurrent of camaraderie between the soldiers. Levelerwas ifelds major battle during the Pendulum Wars. Apr 28, Joeh rated it really liked it. I found out about this book completely by accident and fell in love with it. Buy the selected items together This item: Travis does a truly remarkable job in depicting the characters, and the Gear mindset; she certainly has the voice for this kind of thing.

I could see how it would be confusing at some points as it did do so to me on occasion when reading but overall I enjoyed the book because it added to the plot of the games.