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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I borrowed this book from my digital library. Gears of War 1. Mogsy is Currently Reading. If you like military or action type books, with a small bit of science fiction maybe because the Locust aren’t in this book all that much but a few ffields it seemed. Gears of Wars fills that part of me that loves the almost nonstop action froth with pressure. Oct 28, Pages.

On the front cover of the book there is a picture of Marcus. The world is so immersive, the writing elegant despite the gritty circumstances it describes — who knew that the game would translate so well into literature?

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

You learn only so much as you need to know to continue forward, and if anything, the tension in the present grows as the past reveals itself. On a technical note, some pages on the Kindle Fire version would come up wad. The reader is allowed to steep in this trauma throughout the entire book until the the characters are able to bring their feelings out into the open to an emotionally cathartic crescendo.


Steadfast, I shall hold my place in the machine and acknowledge my place in the Coalition. He locks down even more of his emotions after the death of Carlos. It just felt like he should be narrating something very different, not a military science fiction novel set in such a depressing world.

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Dominic had a tight knit years consisting of his parents and his older brother, Carlos. He immediately gets back into the action. The rest plays off as a sci-fi war story. At first I thought the Gears of War series would not transfer well into literature. You can find him online at his blog, Raritania, and email him here. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Gears of War: Aspho Fields

This book tries to cover a ton of ground to flesh out the world of Sera before the first game and also the history of the relationships between the characters.

He always treated his worthless millions as a big joke; he could find humor in just about any situation. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

The Unfinished Novel and Other stories. Write a customer review. As the beleaguered Gears of the Coalition of Ordered Governments take a last vears to save mankind from extinction, the harrowing decisions made at Aspho Fields have to be relived and made again.

For more information, see our about page. Marcus started hanging out with the Santiago brothers, becoming an honorary member of their family, cementing a lifelong bond that no one could break. In order to understand it you need to play the 1st game in the series.

The flow of the story was plodding and monotonous. He is probably at the outskits of Jinsinko. Marcus becomes fast friends with Carlos and his brother Dom, and spends most of his time with the Santiago family, becoming an ‘honorary Santiago’.


Soldier of the Legion. The setting takes place in a broken down society on the verge of extinction.

Much better than I was expecting. Mataki was a member of the assault force geags the Battle of Aspho Fields and a survival specialist who trained Dom, Marcus and Carlos SantiagoDom’s aspbo brother, were members of the same force.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: To begin I will say that I am a big fan of gears fielde war, but for that review I will just base on the book and not taking my fan thought be in the way Ephyra, present day—14 A. More books by Karen Traviss. Wendy is Currently Reading. People were what mattered. The story fills in the gaps of the game story that I have always wondered about.

In the tangle of broken pipes and cables below, nothing stirred beyond the clicking of settling soil and stones.

She has led me on a merry chase, taking me far from the sociological science fiction that drew fielrs in the first place, but never so far as this book, which I believe is the first video game book I have ever read. Despite that, I’m not sure how it could have been avoided, given the immense amount of ground that Karen Traviss sought to cover.