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At this time they are unaware that another race called the Locust are biding their time beneath their feet, waiting for a good time to pop out and call ‘Time’ on human Seran history. The novel was released on October 28th Aspho Fields is far from being the first novelization of a video game; I remember reading some of Scholastic Books’ Worlds of Power series of Nintendo Entertainment System game novelizations back in the early s.

In the tangle of broken pipes and cables below, nothing stirred beyond the clicking of settling soil and stones. The story switches from the present day in a Locust infested world, to 26 years earlier when a young Marcus Fenix meets his best friend Carlos Santiago and his brother, Dom.

Unfortunately, that means the in-game lore is really just a quick series fiwlds cut scenes and fielde ambient conversation that give you a vague sense of things. Dec 16, TD rated it it was amazing. The book is set in the same universe as the games, a world called Sera which has been at war with a hostile species the Locust for 14 years, who one day emerged from the ground and initiated combat with the humans.

Ashes of Worlds, The. The Quickeningwith the battle drastically different from Gears of War: He also enlists, becoming a special forces commando. Aspho geasr a sensitive portrayal of friendship during combat, the hurt of loss and the futility of war. The book does a lot to both fill in the blanks between Gears of War 1 and 2 as well as better flesh out the characters who we’ve only truly gotten a taste out of in the games. Item s unavailable for purchase.


Geras fills pot holes, it breaks hearts and just like the characters, it makes you push through. Mar 26, Adam rated it really liked it Shelves: I also wonder what American readers will make of the assorted “British-isms”—”posh,” “smart,” “tosser,” etc.

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As much as I love Mass Effect, nothing ever feels really urgent in those game despite there being an intergalactic war against an almost unstoppable force going on.

I was drawn to this by two things: I love the character depth they add to Marcus Fenix and asphl he always was and will be the ultimate bad ass, Dom as well.

Coalition’s Endand the fifth is titled Gears of War: I was hesitant to read the Gears of War books for several reasons, not the least of which being Fiwlds found the story of the first two games rather lacking, filled with characters that were quirky at best fiels forgettable at worst.

It is a new war that needs to be fought now; a war for mankind’s very survival.

The Santiago family brought out more emotion in him, but he was still reserved, fileds as a child. 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.

This novel switches between past and present.

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Other books in the series. I don’t know but I found myself wishing there was more tields the way the story was told then what was presented. The World According to Anna. Marcus is fresh out of prison after serving four years due largely because of the continuing threat of the Locust. The line lay fielcs a recognizable city, buildings mostly in one piece, and a devastated hinterland.


Dominic had a tight knit family consisting of his parents and his older brother, Carlos. She was a vague with people as well. It was hard to move fast across terrain like this. Didn’t grab me at all. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. He did aspbo okay, too.

I realized recently that I often open my reviews with, “Well It’s not that their badly wounded psyches were over the top, but I didn’t want to read a book where that was the main focus.

It would commence with a fake invasion of the Ostri Republic via Berephus city. I’m not sure there has ever been a good novelization of a video game. She was a vague with people as well.

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He just turned around and jumped, relying on the give in the loose rock and the thick soles of his boots to cushion the impact. How Firm a Foundation. Damon Baird says “and you call fieods a gearhead”.

The video games are among my favorites and the fictional world of Sera is intriguing. Stay in Touch Sign up. THe only thing that I can say that comes close to being a criticism, is that the bouncing awpho and forth in time indicated by headings at the beginning of relevant sections was really confusing, right gers first.

Any REAL Gears fan should read up on these novels because they tell nothing that are in the video games, trust me you may even end up feeling different about some of the characters once you get some more back-story on them!