Gears of War
is taking the next big step in becoming a legitimate franchise this year with the release of a novel. Amazon.ca just posted a pre-order listing for Gears of War: The Pendulum Wars The Battle of Aspho Fields
, a 353 page novel written by Steven L. Kent that aims to tell the tale before Gears
(the game) takes place. In other words, it's a novel prequel. So far the pre-order page lists the book for a release later this year on August 26th which we speculate to either coincide with a Gears of War 2
game sequel (we have our dreams too) or blockbuster movie (really grand dreams). And even if the book releases without any other media accompaniment we'll still enjoy reading and expanding upon our Gears of War
lore. Bring on the reading!