When humanity expanded beyond the safety of Earth to new stars and horizons, they never dreamed what dangers they would encounter there. When the alien juggernaut known as the Covenant declared holy war upon the fragile human empire, millions of lives were lost - but millions of heroes also rose to the challenge.
In such a far-reaching conflict, not many of the stories of these heroes, both human and alien, have a chance to become legend. This collection holds 11 stories that dive into the depths of the vast Halo universe, not only from the perspective of those who fought and died to save humanity, but also those who vowed to wipe humanity out of existence.
Authors include Tobias Buckell,B. K. Evenson, Kevin Grace, Jonathan Goff, Robt McClees, Eric Nylund, Frank O'Connor,Eric Raab, Karen Traviss, Jeff VanderMeer, Tessa Kum, and Fred Van Lente.
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LOVED Human Weakness! Jen Taylor did an amazing job narrating. It was worth getting just for this story.
Pariah was really good!
Dirt was good.
The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole was enjoyable.
The Return was starting to get interesting but then just ended.
The Mona Lisa was good but it felt like it dragged on a little bit. Probably would have been better if it was shorter.
Midnight in the Heart of Midlothian was meh.
Stomping on the Heels of a Fuss was kind of interesting because you get to see just how brutal the Brutes are. But the rest of it wasn't very good and the ending was bad.
Headhunters, Blunt Instruments, and Palace Hotel were bad/forgettable.
Some of the stories didn't capture me, but the ones that did really captured me. Regardless I got alot of juicy insiders and answers to alot of previously unanswered questions about the Halo Universe. Great listen for true Halo fans.
I got this book after getting and enjoying The Fall of Reach and needless to say, this was no where near the same quality. The stories are only a few chapters long and most have a twist at the end but usually just made me pissed off. I would definitely pass on this if I had the chance.
Great collection of stories from the Halo Universe! I have read and listened to the stories multiple times and still love hearing them again.
Some of the stories are great. Most are not. Couldn't wait for it to be over so I could listen to something else. The gems, though, I wish they would develop and give their wn book deals to. Please, no more bundling of good with garbage!
There are a few really great stories here, Altho the rest were lacking, they still stayed true to the Halo universe. In war theres alot of death, and those stories, showed the darker side of that. Over all, it was entertaining, but we'll always have our favorite.
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