While the brutal Covenant juggernaut sweeps inexorably through space, intent on wiping out humankind, only one stronghold remains: the planet Reach. Practically on Earth's doorstep, it is the last military fortress to defy the onslaught. But the personnel here have another, higher priority: to prevent the Covenant from discovering the location of Earth.
Outnumbered and outgunned, the soldiers seem to have little chance against the Covenant, but Reach holds a closely guarded secret. It is the training ground for the very first "super soldiers." Code-named SPARTANs, these highly advanced warriors, specially bioengineered and technologically augmented, are the best in the universe - quiet, professional, and deadly.
Now, as the ferocious Covenant attack begins, a handful of SPARTANs stand ready to wage ultimate war. They will kill, they will be destroyed, but they will never surrender. And at least one of them - the SPARTAN known as Master Chief - will live to fight another day on a mysterious and ancient, artificial world called Halo.
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I'm a truck driver and just got into listening to audio books. I tend to like the sci-fi and old western books.
I've played the halo video games and enjoyed the action and storyline. This book brought it to a much higher level of detail and enjoyment. Even after the games I feel like I'm enjoying the halo saga better as a book!
Good yarn. I have to say though, one of my peeves is the pronouncing of "Mjolnir"..it's not "muj-ol-neer"
Good story to get me back into the series prior to running through the games again in preparation for Halo 5
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