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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The genre of this book is science fiction.

Gears Of War: Aspho Fields by Karen Traviss – Books – Hachette Australia

In the game, as I’ve said, there is no real room qar anything other than some meat-head love. 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.

Aspho FieldsKaren Traviss. Review from Badelynge Karen Traviss does a wr job of bringing some Gears of War goodness to those of us who like to relax our trigger fingers once in a while. Aspho Fields is actually an exceptionally good book, and I was surprised at the gravitas it brings to the table.

I don’t know if it’s the pace or the author’s writing style, but I wanted more creativity and it felt factual. Star Wars Republic Commando: The novel was released on October 28th What I liked most about this book was the flashbacks in which you meet a young Ma Karen Traviss is one of my favorite authors.

The Santiago family is in or contrast to Marcus’s own, with Adam and Elain Fenix putting their work before their family. This is not the case here. Set up a giveaway.

All material in Strange Horizons is copyrighted to the original authors and may not be reproduced without permission. It’s a little bloody, a little crass, but it’s a good war story through and through. However, I may just read the subsequent books instead of listening to them. She writes very well, with a great balance between story and detail, and I was turning pages quickly the whole way. Karen Traviss is a science fiction author and full-time novelist from Wiltshire, England.


The narration was just okay.

Gears of War: Aspho Fields

And so I took the plunge. You submitted the following rating and review.

It explains a bit, the relationship between Marcus and Adam Fenix, as well as the reason of hate behind Hoffman and Marcus. Karen Traviss is an excellent writer and I really didn’t want to see an end to the series. Elizabeth Kestrel Rogers By: Every operational piece of kit, from Ravens to Armadillos to assault rifles, was a losing battle between maintenance and decay. On the other hand, iconic as Marcus and Dom may be, they are still fairly stereotypical tough-guy commandos.

Hugs and healing, folks. I was introduced to this game from Epic by my gamer hubby and have fell in love with the characters as well as the story. I have all of them now.

Games have even become more sophisticated in literary technique; Bioshockfor instance, is a satire of Tears Rand’s writings a topic about which one of my first-year composition students wrote quite a good paper.

After the battle the survivors were brought aboard the fleet and were able to reach COG territory. If I were to make a trailer for a film based on this book, the theme song wouldn’t be military drums, horror or techno, but R.

Originally from the Portsmouth area, Traviss is a graduate of the Clarion science fiction and fantasy workshop.

That being said, this book is really good. It takes place right after Gears of War and it really adds on and embellishes the characters from the game.

Warning Don’t read if you have a weak stomach. Mataki was a member of the assault force during the Battle of Aspho Fields and a survival specialist who trained Dom, Marcus and Carlos SantiagoDom’s older brother, were members of the same force. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Everything else was filled out nicely enough for me about the characters and how the war with the Locust developed into what would be the first game. Jan 01, duane rygh rated it it was amazing.


Battle of Aspho Fields

Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and fieldx how to manage your cookie choices here. This book totally captures the essence of the game, so much so in fact that it has inspired me to replay the games tields the hundredth time. Marcus started hanging out with the Santiago brothers, becoming an honorary member of their family, cementing a lifelong bond that no one could break.

However, in other respects, her attention to detail is masterful, especially when geafs firefights. Aspho is basically full on cardio with a little meat-headness thrown in. As kids, the aepho of them were inseparable; as soldiers, they were torn apart.

This site uses cookies. By the way view spoiler [I wa It took a little while to get into this book even though I am very familiar with the setting and characters because of the games.

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. Feb 11, Adam Bogert rated it really liked it.

In these goals she performs fantastically.