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Halo: Primordium: The Forerunner Saga, Book 2 | [Greg Bear]

Halo: Primordium: The Forerunner Saga, Book 2

In the wake of apparent self-destruction of the Forerunner empire, two humans - Chakas and Riser - are like flotsam washed up on very strange shores indeed. Captured by the Master Builder, misplaced during a furious battle in space, they now find themselves on an inverted world where horizons rise into the sky, and where humans of all kinds are trapped in a perilous cycle of horror and neglect. For they have become both research animals and strategic pawns in a cosmic game whose madness knows no end....
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Publisher's Summary

"A long time ago, I was a living, breathing human being. I went mad. I served my enemies. They became my only friends.Since then, I’ve traveled back and forth across this galaxy, and out to the spaces between galaxies - a greater reach than any human before me. You have asked me to tell you about that time. Since you are the last true Reclaimer, I must obey. Are you recording? Good. Because my memory is failing rapidly. I doubt I’ll be able to finish the story.

"Once, on my birth-world, a world I knew as Erde-Tyrene, and which now is called Earth, my name was Chakas...."

In the wake of apparent self-destruction of the Forerunner empire, two humans - Chakas and Riser - are like flotsam washed up on very strange shores indeed. Captured by the Master Builder, misplaced during a furious battle in space, they now find themselves on an inverted world where horizons rise into the sky, and where humans of all kinds are trapped in a perilous cycle of horror and neglect. For they have become both research animals and strategic pawns in a cosmic game whose madness knows no end - a game of ancient vengeance between the powers who seeded the galaxy with life, and the Forerunners who expect to inherit their sacred Mantle of duty to all living things.

In the company of a young girl and an old man, Chakas begins an epic journey across a lost and damaged Halo in search of a way home, an explanation for the warrior spirits rising up within, and for the Librarian’s tampering with human destiny. This journey will take them into the Palace of Pain, the domain of a powerful and monstrous intelligence who claims to be the Last Precursor, and who now has control of both this Halo and the fate of Forerunners and Humans alike.

Called the Captive by Forerunners, and the Primordial by ancient human warriors, this intelligence has taken charge of, and retasked, the Master Builder’s cruel researches into the Flood - which it may have itself unleashed on the galaxy more than 10,000 years before.

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©2012 Microsoft Corporation (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    Douglas Grand Junction, CO, United States 03-26-13
    Douglas Grand Junction, CO, United States 03-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Strictly middle of the road."

    Not great, not terrible...not much more to say. It passed a few hours in the car.

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    Craig Rochester, NY, United States 11-12-12
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    This was not the book I was hoping for. Cryptum was a disappointment; this was worse. The first half of this book is non-sense.

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    Travis Metairie, LA, United States 04-24-12
    Travis Metairie, LA, United States 04-24-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Could have been so much more"

    The story was very slow, and if you were expecting a continuation of the last novel you are mistaken.

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    GERMANICO QUITO, Ecuador 04-14-12
    GERMANICO QUITO, Ecuador 04-14-12
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    "The first was better"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Halo: Primordium to be better than the print version?

    No


    What did you like best about this story?

    Its enagaging


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When born stellar apears again but chacas & razor think is the didact


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When gamapar dies


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    Joe austin, TX, United States 04-09-12
    Joe austin, TX, United States 04-09-12
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    "primodium"
    Would you listen to Halo: Primordium again? Why?

    I would listen to halo primordium again because I liked this second book to halo cryptum.


    What other book might you compare Halo: Primordium to and why?

    I would campare halo primordium to halo cryptum only because they go together story line wise.


    What three words best describe Timothy Dadabo’s voice?

    I didn't like this narrator in particular. I feel there wasn't very much difference in the voice or tone when reading on different characters or on different emotions.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes I did want to listen in one sitting only to continue the cryptum story.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the halo series. I've read and listened to all of them. My favorite audio book and narrator would be Halo: Ghosts of Onyx by Eric Nyland narrated by Johnathan Davis.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    T.H. Orem, UT, United States 02-27-12
    T.H. Orem, UT, United States 02-27-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Walking and Talking. Not much more"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Hard core fans only.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Halo: Fall of Reach


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Narration was fine


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Needed more combat and less walking and talking. Anticlimactic ending.

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