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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Nov 04, sixthreezy rated it really liked it Shelves: What had been successful and thriving was first torn apart by a war of human making, and then devastated by monsters from below. The High King of Montival. In Aspho it is done with far more sensitivity, without skimping on the grisly details the fans like.

So much is thrown at you in this game and it never feels like you really get a breather. These men have too much history together and too much brotherly love for one another for me to believe that the simple problems presented in this book could actually tear them apart.

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.

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View all 10 comments. Like all Gears, Dom cannibalized parts from anything he could grab. This book is really gearw to read for different reason.

This story had lots of man v locust and man v man action. The reason why I chose this book is because I was looking at Borders. In a universe often lambasted for meatheaded characters with no personality and an even dumber enemy, I was surprised, shocked even, to discover a story I actually cared about. Mar 05, Mitchell Mcconnell rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sign In Don’t have an account? As much as I love Mass Effectnothing ever feels really urgent in those game despite there being an intergalactic war against an almost unstoppable force going on.


The author advances the plot at the same brisk pace as the game, revealing the tragedy and mystery surrounding the elusive events at Aspho Fields, and the shattering effect it has on the characters. She has led me on a merry chase, taking me far from the sociological science fiction that drew me in the first place, but never so far as this book, which I believe is the first video game book I have ever read.

It’s pretty odd that I read this as I have not played Gears of War and have never read anything else by Karen Traviss. Military Genius The BiblioSanctum.

You can find him online at his blog, Raritania, and email him here. Dom’s squad is selected to infiltrate the base, while the COG Army surround and protect the base from any attempt at attack. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

As much as I love Mass Effect, nothing ever feels really urgent in those game despite there being an intergalactic war against an almost unstoppable force going on.

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This site uses cookies. However, I may just read the subsequent books instead of listening to them. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Apr 07, David Dalton rated it really liked it Shelves: Aug 23, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: Also in Gears of War. However, Gears of Wardespite some spectacular and very well-executed cut scenes, is not quite on that level narratively.

But after fourteen years of fighting, there were only a few million humans left, and Dom was ready to grab at any prospect of the nightmare coming to an end. She gets the story across, but a lot of moments in the book that should be really intense and climactic seemed lacking.

Chainsawing grubs was all well and good, but I wanted to know what was going on with Carlos and Marcus. Retrieved from ” http: It features two storylines, one in the current timeline years after the Locust qspho emerged and another from about 15 years ago.


What I liked most about this book was the flashbacks in which you meet a gfars Marcus Fenix and his best friend, Carlos Santiago. Book 1 of Gears of War. On what is referred to as Emergence Day said nasties attacked humanity and started the Locust War which, by definition, means they basically destroyed everything in their path.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. He only avoided death because he was a decorated war hero and Dominic went to bat for him at the expense of his own military career tields stagnant. View all 3 comments.

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In the present aspno, Hoffman and Kaliso are still separated from the rest of Delta Squad. 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.

But if someone had a sniper rifle, Dom knew it was stolen. Buy the selected items together This item: Mar 23, Kris Pacho rated it really liked it. Read more Read less. Also by Karen Traviss. Though the game is awesome, I have learned that the movies if books lack the luster.

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I found myself occasionally laughing out loud, only to become slackjawed two pages later. Jan 09, Glen rated it it was ok Shelves: Don’t throw your hand. On the front cover of the book there is a pictur The reason why I chose this book is because I was looking through the book store and I saw the book and I said, “why not”.

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