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 bought the rest as eBooks, though. Not unrelatedly, the book overlooks some interesting possibilities for deepening the portrayal of the world and its inhabitants. You can glean from the games that Marcus is not an emotional person. I enjoyed this book only because I am a fan, and since I am a fan, I can say that I really really enjoyed it. The World According to Anna.

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Ultimately, I had a great time with Aspho Fields. Gears of Wars fills that part of me that loves the almost nonstop action froth with pressure.

Marcus started hanging out with the Santiago brothers, becoming an honorary member of their family, cementing a lifelong bond that no one could break. Aspho is a sensitive portrayal of friendship during combat, the hurt of loss and the futility of war.

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 becoming stagnant. Means they might still be moving along the Sovereign Boulevard fissure. May 25, Rob rated it it was amazing.

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Whilst the second and third Gears games tried to explore heavy subject matter, as a gamer it all felt a little heavy handed and embarrassing. That being said, it does mean something to me, and once more, the book’s author, Karen Traviss, knocks it out of the park with her usual brand of reality based experiences with the military. Download Image Download Image. Please review your cart. Total rip off of Starship Troopers, with humans fighting giant superintelligent bugs and losing.

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So much is thrown at you in this game and it never feels like you really get a breather. The Gears of War awr is set on the planet Sera, the human inhabitants of which have built up an industrial civilization approximating our level of development with assorted near-future touches.

This means, of course, that much of the story is set before the battle with the Locusts that is the focus of the qar.

Mar 10, Jacey rated it really liked it Shelves: We made a mad dash through all three games, and I can remember there being moments when we had to take a break as the intensity intensified. As kids, the three of them were inseparable; as soldiers, they were torn apart. 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.

Much more could also have been done with the divisions among the COG, its ethnocultural splits and class divisions, and the other divide between its members and the “Stranded” humans living outside its authority.


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Wendy is Currently Reading. As far as the former go, I was pleasantly surprised that the hacky, clunky, driveling writing so common to novelizations and indeed, far too much popular fiction is rare here.

You had to crawl, climb, burrow, duck. In fact, I liked the “character building” parts of this novel much more than I liked the action. How do you hope to compete with that? Also in Gears of War. The Pendulum Wars, which was referenced but not really explained during the game, was an eighty-year conflict between COG and its then rival, the Union of Independent Republics UIRthe other political division of humanity on Sera, waged over energy resources specifically, the Imulsion fluid players know from the games.

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You begin to really understand Marcus and as the flashbacks draw to a close with the death of Carlos, you really begin to sympathize for him. 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.

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Its “present day” is the interval between the two games produced to date Gears of War 2 came out shortly after this bookalthough it includes flashbacks to events that took place prior to the first game. I can’t get enough of gears. While flashbacks can be annoying to say the fjelds, this is more a multiple time-stream novel than one using flashbacks.