Gears of War: Aspho Fields

Gears of War: Aspho Fields

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Gears of War: Aspho Fields by Karen Traviss, David Colacci

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 soldier Marcus Fenix and rock-solid Dominic Santiago–as well as a detailed account of the pivotal battle of the Pendulum Wars.

As kids, the three of them were inseparable; as soldiers, they were torn apart. Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago fought alongside Dom’s elder brother Carlos at Aspho Fields in the epic battle that changed the course of the Pendulum Wars. There’s a new war to fight now, a war for mankind’s very survival. 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. For Marcus–decorated war hero, convicted traitor–the return of an old comrade threatens to dredge up an agonizing secret he’s sworn to keep.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400112142
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2009
Series: Gears of War Series , #1
Edition description: Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Karen Traviss is a former defense correspondent and TV and newspaper journalist. She has worked in public relations for the police and local government, and has served in the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service and the Territorial Army. The "New York Times" and "USA Today" bestselling author of "City of Pearl", "Crossing the Line", "The World Before", "Matriarch", "Star Wars-Republic Commando: Hard Contact", "Triple Zero", and "Star Wars-Legacy of the Force: Bloodlines", she lives in Wiltshire, England.

David Colacci has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide for the past thirty years. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee. As a narrator, he has recorded authors ranging from Jules Verne to John Irving to Michael Chabon.

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Gears of War: Coalition's End: Coalition's End 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 159 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading this book I had to have the other three! To good to put down!
Daniel Sutherland More than 1 year ago
This book is great if your a gears fan this is a must read
NOSKERTECK1 More than 1 year ago
Lets start with the bad, I know war is Hell. I know harden men use hard language. But even the game gives the player the choise to censor the foul talking out. this would be a great read for kids if it wernt for that. But for adults, this book gives Great background on all the characters that i've come to enjoy a great deal. AND has introdused new ones that I hope to see in the third installment next April, 5.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great addition to the Gears universe. In 1 word .... frigging awesome!!!!! Ok, 2 words.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the book in less than two days. I could not put it down, the story line keeps you going. Karen has done such a great job filling in the gaps of the game. I felt like i knew the characters so much better after reading this. I purchased the following books because i know they are going to be great. Any fan of Gears needs to own this book, it makes you fall even more in love with the characters from Sera. I hope they make the movie some day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have bought number 2 and can' t wait to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written, fills many gaps. A great choice for all the fans of Gears of War.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All gears fans deserve to no more about the gears universe with such a great world with so much reallism
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to admit I'm not a gamer by any means but my husband is obsessed with the Gears of War Universe so I decided to read! I will say the chapters are a little longer than I'm use to but it definitely gives great detail into the Gears Universe and provides alot of the backstories that the video game doesn't offer.
Media_Matters More than 1 year ago
When I first heard that Gears of War would be adapted through novelization, I was skeptical about the whole idea. Gears of War is all about blood, hulked up dudes beating the tar out of anything that moves, big guns, and more blood. How it would be incorporated in book format was beyond me, as I found it wouldn't be as climatic as it would be in the game. But I was left mildly impressed with the end result. The novel in itself is a great effort for the series debut into novelization, but the flaws surrounding it are obvious to a big fan of the series like me. I found the current plotline of the book a redundant rehash of events told between the first two games, offering hardly nothing refreshing besides buff men bantering back and forth in one-dimensional conversations. I also noticed the lack of heavy action; I realize it's a novel about characterization, but when someone takes the Gears of War name and turns it into a primary drama, that could turn alot of fans away. Casual readers won't notice the difference, but to fans it's not the type of book Karen Traviss aimed for. But on the plus side, the backstory pertaining to the war before Emergence Day is rather interesting to read about, and discovering the fates of Marcus Fenix, Dom Santiago, and his brother Carlos. The only redeeming factors to be found here is the backstory and the final couple of chapters. The climax for both stories are great, it's just the build-up wasn't up to snuff with what the games already accomplished.
Icelung More than 1 year ago
Very good book. Very well written and very few even semi boring parts! A must read along with the rest of the series.
hardyal singh More than 1 year ago
I have the same statment as media matters because ive been playing the game for a while and became hooked instantly but after this book i began ti think othetwise because evyone who ha played the game knows that gears of war is all violent action. If people didnt know who r reading the book and havent played the game yet, the vgame is muchbetter but the book was only PART of the action you get from the game (game not recommended for people under 16-17 years of age)
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Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read for fans and nonfans alike
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the way karen writes and adds to the gears universe. You can really see each character grow into the character that they are now. I give this book a five star easily for all gear heads!
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