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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Woven into the plot is a huge amount of tragedy, and Traviss writes it so flawlessly that you would have to be made of stone to get through it without your heart breaking a little. Marcus is fielrs out of prison after serving four years due largely because of the continuing threat of the Locust. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

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 in my opinion, it tells you what the characters are feeling and you get to be inside these characters shoes.

I very much liked all of the backstory and filled-in tidbits to flesh out the entire story, making some of actions in fiields game have more meaning.

As the beleaguered Gears of the Coalition of Ordered Governments take a last stand to save mankind from extermination, the harrowing decisions made at Aspho Fields have to be re-lived and made again.


This novel switches between past and present. It’s reinvigorated my excitement for the franchise to such a degree that I think I’ll continue reading the remaining two in the near future. During this time, Marcus’s mother disappears, further dividing Marcus and his father.

Just like the game, the book launches you straight into the action — blood, guts and all. I was hesitant to read the Gears of War books for several reasons, not the least of which being I tields the story of the first two games rather lacking, filled with characters that were quirky at best and forgettable at worst.

Carmine questioned Fenix if he fought there. I will forsake the life I had before so I may perform my duty as long as I am needed.

Aspho Fields

The Battle of Aspho Fieldsalso known as Operation: Working on something you really love rather than it just being the latest meal ticket has really brought out the best in the writer, both in these books and her hands on work with the latest Gears game. His voice had a way of making things sound shallow, especially when he tried to voice characters like Cole. Video games can tell compelling stories and the Gears of War games prove this.

Stay in Touch Sign up. Expect some high emotion. The backstory is of three boys growing to be men and soldiers during the last few years of an eighty year war between human factions pre alien menace culminating in the Battle of Aspho Fields and the death of one of the trio.

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. It definitely made me cry at the end. Fried Green Grubs While this books is presented as something of a hard-boiled military fiction novel based on the popular game, which I haven’t personally playedI found that not be the case.


Gears of War Aspho Fields

As for myself, I’m already ordering the rest of Traviss’ novels. Paperbackpages. I borrowed this book from my digital library.

An air attack on the peninsular destroys the facility, but the commando squad comes under fire as they make their escape via ship. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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English Choose a language for shopping. I realized recently that I often open my reviews with, “Well It took his mind off worrying how many Locust were still fielrs. Dom manages to launch his ship out of the water and into a Raven to safety. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

This was personal vengeance.

But there was nothing much left to buy that a Gear needed. The commandos gathered all of the data on the Hammer of Dawn, learning that a back-up aspoh at a nearby army base. Unfortunately, that means the in-game lore is really just a quick series of cut scenes and random ambient conversation that give you a vague sense of things.