Halo Cryptum was a good read in my opinion. I do think it needed to be a little longer and needed more detail. I liked Greg Bear's writing overall, though. It was easy to read/listen to and flowed well. Holter Gram does a good job narrating, also. It's not my favorite Halo book, but it fed my anything Halo obsession. I would recomend anyone who loves the game , the other Halo storys and Sci-Fi in general to read this book. I can't wait for the next one in the series.
Honestly, I didn't like the book in written form. So as a true Halo and Greg Bear Fan, I tried it on audible. Its significantly better in audio form. The plot truly came alive in this venue. He's no Eric Nylund when it comes to Halo Novels, but still pretty good.
Its an alternate approach to Halo, focusing on the Forerunners. Although the Forerunners are a plot point in the Halo book and comic series (as well as the games), they aren't developed characters until Greg Bear takes a swing at it here.
The invisible maze to the Cryptum is well developed.
Worth a listen for a Halo fan.
I picked this up after listening to the first couple books of the Halo series. I've been a huge fan of the game forever and am really emjoying the books. This first book of the ForeRunner saga is an amazing blend of epic Science Fiction, in a Military Science Fiction style with a soft beautiful fantasy edge. You don't have to be a fan of the games to fall in love with this series, it stands perfectly well on it'ss own. If you are already a fan of the games, this will greatly enrich all you thought Halo was.. Greg Bear just moved onto my favorite authors list and I'm starting his next book in this series as soon as I finish typing this.
A must read if you are even remotely interested in the Halo story. This gives a great view into the background of the Halo rings.
NOTE: This is written in the first person
This was my very first audio book. Fitting, as I am an avid fan of the Halo series and it's lore within. Like many, I struggle to retain information while reading through the pages of a book, which has always left me feeling... I don't know... left behind? Yeah, I would say that is accurate. Anyway, this book is very immersive, (though I already knew much of the content through prior research) it offers so much more insight to the story and origin of Bornstellar and the Didact, and adds much more perspective and personality to the Halo story as a whole. I can tell this could be the start to a serious addiction to audiobooks lol.