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If you are not familiar with Gears of War at all, this book will not be a good read. A handful of factories struggled to produce spares, let alone crank out new weapons.

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I also wonder what American readers will make of the assorted “British-isms”—”posh,” “smart,” “tosser,” etc. 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. I nearly shit myself.

It’s reinvigorated my excitement for the franchise to such a degree that I think I’ll continue reading the remaining two in the near future. He reviews and writes about science fiction for several publications, and his blog, Raritania. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Open Preview See a Problem? The Asp is taken out, but at the cost of Major Stroud’s life. 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”.

From the book, I knew him. But COG intelligence failed to see that the two UIR regiments bases are reinforced with mobile artillery and armored cavalry. The Left Hand of God. Sign In Don’t have an account? Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Feb 06, Margaret Fisk rated it really liked it Shelves: I’ve been a big fan of the game and wanted to know more about the story line and a deeper understanding of the vivid characters of Delta squad. I recently replayed these games co-op with my cousin and gaming partner.


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

This audiobook can be listened to on: As kids, the three of them were inseparable; as soldiers, they were torn apart. And deserted, you know? It definitely made me cry at the end. I have played all three games and enjoyed them immensely.

Do with that knowledge what you will. Marcus grew up in an affluent household, the only child of two scientifically brilliant, but distant parents.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. His quiet demeanor and rich background attract the attention of school bullies, but Carlos Santiago is quick to rise to his defense. 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.

Gears of War Aspho Fields

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I really enjoyed this book as a whole and it was a fielcs good read. This novel is no different, and despite my overloaded bookshelves, I plan to read the rest of the series.

After learning about the Hammer’s existence, and fearing its implications, the COG staged a massive raid on the research facility located at the titular Aspho Fields fieldx the weapon was being developed, in an engagement that is actually referenced in the first game’s opening cut scene.


At this point the commando team finds out that the UIR has a backup of the Hammer data in another location; the Coalition carrier Merit sends two Petrel fighter-bombers to deal with the backup, but they are both shot down by UIR AA and Asp armored cavalry units. He always treated his worthless millions as a big joke; he could find humor in just about any situation.

Dom’s squad is selected to infiltrate the base, while the COG Army surround and protect the base from any attempt at attack. It’s very well written with a great feel for the characters. I borrowed this book from my digital library. The grub was choking the life out of me, a round missed my brain by inches.

This is a very entertaining military science fiction story that It’s pretty odd that I read this as I have not played Gears of War and have never read anything else by Karen Traviss.

The secret between them, when revealed, struck me as far less significant for our understanding of Marcus and Dom, or their friendship, than the blurb on the back cover of my edition promised, lacking as it does the geare of doubt or dilemma that would have made for complex and compelling character drama.