|This follow-up to "Halo: The Fall of Reach"--the first title in a series of books based on the hit Xbox game Halo*--continues the epic saga of humans facing an alien race known as the Covenant. Original.|
From the Publisher:
The Human-Covenant War, a desperate struggle for humankind’s very survival, has reached its boiling point on the mysterious, ring world called Halo. But the fierce Covenant warriors, the mightiest alien military force known, are not the only peril lying in wait.
As the fortress world of Reach and its brave defenders were bombarded to rubble, a single cruiser fled the carnage with the battle’s only human survivors—Captain Keyes, his crew of a few hundred Marines, and the last remaining SPARTAN super-soldier, the Master Chief.
With the cruiser’s artificial intelligence, Cortana, concealed in his battle armor, the Master Chief crash lands on Halo in the midst of a massive Covenant occupation. Curiously, the alien soldiers appear to be searching for something hidden on the ring. Built by a long-dead race, Halo harbors many deadly secrets, but one overshadows them all. Now the Master Chief must lead the scattered troops in a brutal race to unravel Halo’s darkest mystery—and unleash its greatest source of power. . . .
This novel is based on a Mature-rated video game.
Based on the popular video game, the last human survivors from another planet land on the planet Halo and encounter a strange race bent on recovering a secret power hidden there.
Have to get this book - if you're a Halo fan4/15/2003
If you're not into the Xbox game by the same name, you may find this just an average sci-fi novel. For the Halo fans out there, this book is a must-read. This book begins where the game begins and follows not only Spartan 117, but all the other main characters involved. You find out what happened to Capt Keyes, the other marines, the Pillar of Autumn, etc. You are even put into the minds of a few of the Covenant. Even if you have already beaten the game, as I have, you should get a lot out of this book.