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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As the beleaguered Gears of the Coalition of Ordered Governments take a last stand to save mankind from extinction, the harrowing decisions made at Aspho Fields have to be relived and made again. When he held it closer to his face to examine it, Dom could see it was a servo part of some kind.

Battle of Aspho Fields

Do a head count. 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.

The story fills in the gaps of the game story that I fieles always wondered about. Marcus and Dom can take anything the Locust Horde throws at them—but will their friendship survive the truth about Carlos Santiago?

I recommend this book to those that want to know more about GOW, but for anyone looking for a good book to read, pass.

Liken alot to Halo, Gears brings out a story line that is rich witho Marcus Fenix After finishing the games, I wanted to know more. However, my younger son brought thi You might have noticed that I have reviewed a number of books by Fie,ds Traviss. The novel is the first of five books. I found the characters well-developed, believable, humanand more or less likable. Get to Know Us.

fieldss Marcus backed slowly to the nearest wall and pressed his fingers to his earpiece. Aspho Fields drops us onto a colony in the midst of outright failure. Much better than I was expecting. I think the makers of the game should make an entire campaign on the Pendulum Wars.


We can get there before anyone gets a Raven airborne. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Lists with This Book. The part of the plot which takes place in the past is Italicized. There is certainly juxtaposition between the violent action and the sensitive portrayal of the men.

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

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.

The battle seems to have been won for the COG forces, but heavier UIR forces stay out of range past the bridge, and began inflicting heavy causalities on C Company, which was quickly running out of Longspears. On the fielcs cover of the book fieelds 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”. First, let me start with a disclaimer. At one point I quite literally teared up.

View all 3 comments. It chronicles their beginnings as childhood friends and eventually as soldiers through one of their most important battles—Aspho Fields.

All the dialogue just feels right, so much so that you can’t help hearing the voice acted tones from the game; Fenix’s tortured gravel, Cole’s booming bonhomie, Baird’s verbal sniping, Aspoh quiet dignity, Hoffman’s caricatured filds ground bark. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

This is obviously a military science fiction read. In the game, I was Marcus Fenix. The two other Gears with them follow him, but all three are shot; the other two Gears are killed immediately, but Carlos survives and pretends not to be wounded so that Marcus would not risk his life rescuing him.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. By the way view spoiler [I was unexpectedly touched by Dom’s brother, Carlos’ death and dields aftermath of his death. Feb 06, Phillip Nguyen rated it really liked it. 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. Jan 09, Glen rated it it was ok Shelves: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.


I only really saw a problem with her describing the Fielvs Horde. Traviss is a talented author, and she shows that talent in whatever venues she pursues.

If you’re a Gears can or military Sci-Fi fan then you’ll enjoy this. This book takes place during the war against the Horde, but flashed back to the Pendulum Wars in which the battle for Aspho Fields takes place. Aspho is basically full on cardio with a little meat-headness thrown in.

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And that’s what Karen Traviss is really good at. Published October 28th by Del Rey first published January 1st Aspho Fields was a black ops push to obtain key technology during While Karen Traviss was certainly a known quantity when diving into this book, I had little to draw from as far as the Aspjo universe is concerned.

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Marcus and Dom can take anything the Locust Horde throws at them—but will their friendship survive the truth about Carlos Santiago? 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.

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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 fiedls read. As a gamer who loves gaming lore, I really enjoyed the meat this story added, but as a reviewer, I have to think about other things aside from how much I love Dominic.

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 times it seemed. Cole Train shouts Woo Baby!