Title: Gears of War Pendulum Wars The Battle Of Aspho Fields
Author: Steven L. Kent
Release date: August 26, 2008
About the book: (from Chapters)
About the author: (from Wikipedia)
The first official prequel to the blockbuster new Xbox 360 game "Gears of War" builds upon the characters backstories and gives eager fans their first in-depth look at some of the past events that shaped the games world.
The cover does not include The Battle of Aspho Fields but is listed as such on both Chapters and Amazon.ca.
Steven L. Kent is an American writer, best known for his video game journalism. In 1994, Steven started freelance journalism writing monthly video game reviews for the Seattle Times. His reviews were then featured in Electronic Games, CD Rom Today, ComputerLife, NautilusCD, American Heritage, Parade, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, MSNBC, Next Generation, the Japan Times, and the Los Angeles Times Syndicate. In 2005, Steve announced that he would concentrate on writing novels.
The Battle of Aspho is briefly mentioned by Carmine. From Wikiquote:
It'll be nice to have the back story a bit more fleshed out finally.
[While in a helicopter]
Carmine: Hey! Are you the Marcus Fenix, the one who fought at Aspho Fields?
Marcus Fenix: Yep...
Carmine: Wow! Cool!
Marcus Fenix: [to himself] Not really...