HALO orginally takes place some 500 years in the future, Cryptum takes place 10,000 years in the past. This book takes you back but in a way that you don't feel lost. It explains the history of history, and does it in a way that one can easily link back to future.
The main character, Bornstellar (spelling is hard when you listen to a book) has a unique position and is placed in a difficult world, one that will be ending soon.
Bornstellar's home world in the Orion Nebula made my imagination run wild with a fascinating sky of stars and nebula. The vistas and architecture could be seen and I felt like I was on an alien world when I read.
The book is very much a history of the Forerunners, while it is based on the life of Bornstellar there is a detachment that I have, knowing that in the end these people will ultimately meet their fate with the HALO's
This is a great book for those of us that are into the HALO universe. I would recommend reading the other books before starting this series.
Yes, I thought it was very interesting and kept me informed on the characters
during the last 15 chapters actually held me more so.
He is very good
Beginnings of Cryptum: the forerunners secret
Just wasnt for me, I wanted sci-fi not drama. Liked other HALO books, just not this one.
Print. But I read way faster than most people.
The climax, though it took too long to get there.
Enlightenment to parts of the Halo mythology.
It starts waaay slow but the end sure pays off.
Greg Bear has been an excellent author for several decades. This is the worst work I have ever read or heard. This is one of the worst audiblebooks.com in the inventory. Unless you are 13 and under, select another book. This was totally disappointing.
Okay I admit, I'm not yet finished with this audiobook, but it's simply horrible, uninteresting, and utterly boring. If I had it in print, it would serve as kindling for a summer campfire. Run Away!
I hate silly marketing questions designed to reveal.
I've read several of Bear's works before, such as Darwin's Radio and was intriqued. I'm somewhat perplexed by this effort. It is singularly uninteresting and given it's shortness, bereft of drama. It's the sort of dreamy, trip through narcissism teenagers usually write as opposed to an entertaining novel. I can only assume that Bear wrote it as a contracted for, income producing piece. Not my cup of tea.