Gears of War novel on the way

Prequel to the game will flesh out the characters and backstory for gamers while they wait for the next game.

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Listings on Web sites including Amazon UK and Wal-Mart have revealed that a Gears of War book is in the works. Titled Gears of War: The Pendulum Wars--The Battle of Aspho Fields, the novel is being written by Steve L. Kent. Kent has written several sci-fi novels and strategy guides.

Gears of War: The Dead Tree Version.
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According to Amazon UK, Gears of War: The Pendulum Wars--The Battle of Aspho Fields is due out in the region on February 26, 2008, weighing in with 352 pages and published by Del Rey Books. In the US, according to Wal-Mart, the book will be due in August and will cost $8.94.

The Battle of Aspho Fields took place before the game's storyline, during the Locust-Human War. Gears of War main character Marcus Fenix fought and performed many heroic actions during the war.

According to booksamillion.com, "The first official prequel to the blockbuster new Xbox 360 game Gears of War builds upon the characters' back stories and gives eager fans their first in-depth look at some of the past events that shaped the game's world."

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