Epic Announces Trilogy of Gears of War Novels; New Author Pegged

A few months back, Epic announced that a Gears of War novel was slated to be published in August that would act as a prequel to the first game and be written by Steven L. Kent. I don’t know what’s going on with that project, but now it looks like Epic has a full trilogy of novels in the works to continue the Gears saga. The first of these will be titled The Battle of Aspho Fields and will be penned by Karen Traviss, who is known for several bestselling Star Wars novels. The story will apparently involve an old friend of Marcus and Dom’s reappearing at a crucial time in the war against the Locust:

In GEARS OF WAR: THE BATTLE OF ASPHO FIELDS, the last human stronghold on Sera braces itself for another onslaught from the Locust Horde, as ghosts come back to haunt Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago. 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 soldiers of the Coalition of Ordered Governments take a last stand to save humankind from extermination, the harrowing decisions made at Aspho Fields have to be relived and made again. Marcus and Dom can take anything the Locust Horde throws at them — but will their friendship survive the truth about Dom’s brother Carlos?

The books will be published by Del Ray, but there’s no word yet on who else will be writing the second couple of novels. And I guess we’ll have to wait until August to see if that prequel book is still making its way to store shelves soon.

Via Press Release

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1 Comment on Epic Announces Trilogy of Gears of War Novels; New Author Pegged

Strikerzex911

On July 22, 2008 at 5:21 am

I feel like this is direct competition to the halo books.