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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To begin I will say that I am a big fan of gears of war, but fiedls that review I will just base on the book and not taking my fan thought be in the way He is probably at the outskits of Jinsinko.

He did women okay, too. Mar 29, Jemma rated it it was amazing. But while the last human stronghold on Sera braces itself for another onslaught from the Locust Horde, ghosts come back to haunt Marcus and Dom.

He always treated his worthless millions as a big joke; he could find humor in just about any situation. 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. The High King of Montival.

How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. It adds a sense of humanity to Marcus that is really absent throughout the first Gears of War game and it explains how he could go from a regular boy to become YES I have read and consent to Hachette Australia using my personal information or data as set out in its Privacy Policy and I understand I have the right to withdraw my consent at any time.

Read more Read less. Knowing what things look like in the world of Sera, based on the game, I would have thought reading through the book would make comprehending the storytelling easier but it didn’t. Aspho Fields, showing an urban battle vs the drain farm. This site uses cookies. You submitted the following rating and review.

Maybe because this is the first book and because it is a game franchise, things are already set in stone which might limit how the story is told? Even in those moments that seem like nothing but nonstop action, you learn so much about these characters. Not unrelatedly, the book overlooks some interesting possibilities for deepening the portrayal of the world and its inhabitants. This story had lots of man v locust and man v man action. View all 3 comments.


For more information, see our about page. Aspho Fields drops us onto a colony in the midst of outright failure.

Dom and Cole edged inside the burned- out bank and looked up to see that there were no floors, and nowhere to hide. Above the ramp of brick, stone facing, and snapped joists, the rear wall rose like a cliff and the top row of empty window frames formed deep arches.

Aspho Fields

It has it’s flaws but on the whole I think it deserves a 4 star rating It fills pot holes, it breaks hearts and just like the characters, it makes you push through.

Aspho Fields the first volume in a projected trilogy is also meant to be part of the Gears of War canon. Feb 06, Phillip Nguyen rated it really liked it.

Her first published asho include City of Pearl and its five sequels: Feb 06, Margaret Fisk rated it really liked it Shelves: The author seems to take a shortcut assuming that her audience knows everything already which most of us probably dobut I would have still liked a little more descriptive writing.

Oct 28, Pages Buy. Even though fans of the game will get the most from this book I’m convinced that folks who enjoy gritty military sci-fi will still enjoy themselves. The back story of Fenix and the Santiagos pops in and out of the story and at first seems like a waste of time. But while the last human stronghold on Sera braces itself for another onslaught from the Locust Horde, ghosts come back to haunt Marcus gearx Dom. Nov 12, Ruby rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Lists with This Book.

The Santiago family brought out more emotion in him, but he was still reserved, even as a child. Asphho let me get myself together. Mar 05, Mitchell Mcconnell rated it it was amazing Shelves: D Knowing more the main character of the game almost 15 years before the 1 St game start by knowing more there root will make you enjoy the game and the book GOW world allot better For who that like story about human defend last hope and are in a fringe of there kind being asphl out against a more superior foe this book its for you This is not the case here.


What remains of human civilization, headed by the Coalition of Ordered Governments COG that existed prior to the collapse, and now the only remaining human organization, is fighting for its life against the Locusts.

View all 5 comments. Sera has always been plagued with wars, even prior to the game and the introduction of the Locust, as overpopulation and energy shortages took its toll on humanity.

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

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.

She excels in writing militaristic novels and after reading her work in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, I’ve really begun to love her books. My edition of Aspho Fields is a page trade paperback, rather than a slim mass-market paperback of the kind typically associated with such projects. I was hesitant to read the Gears of War books for several reasons, not the least of which being I found the story of the first two games rather lacking, filled with characters that were quirky at best and forgettable at worst.

Marcus has kept a secret from Dom that effects what happen to his brother and as things get heated in battle, the truth begins to emerge. The exchange between Character are very well done either some are funny, some more serio To begin I will say that I am a big fan of gears of war, but for that review I will just base on the book and not taking my fan thought be in the way Dom, at 16, is expecting a child with girlfriend and future wife Maria. The book’s narrative style consists of jumping from flashbacks to present day.