"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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Not great, not terrible...not much more to say. It passed a few hours in the car.
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.
The story was very slow, and if you were expecting a continuation of the last novel you are mistaken.
When born stellar apears again but chacas & razor think is the didact
When gamapar dies
I would listen to halo primordium again because I liked this second book to halo cryptum.
I would campare halo primordium to halo cryptum only because they go together story line wise.
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.
Yes I did want to listen in one sitting only to continue the cryptum story.
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.
Hard core fans only.
Halo: Fall of Reach
Narration was fine
Needed more combat and less walking and talking. Anticlimactic ending.
How is it possible to mess up a halo universe book ??? Well it is just listen to this load of boring rubbish.
I've listened to the first book and its ok , this book is not worth your time.
Give it a miss !!!
I've generally enjoyed every book in the Halo series but this is sole the exception - read in a very matter-of-fact way, it just drags and drags with little ever happening and the most dull of events described in tedious detail. It's taken my several months to get half way through this thing I do hope it will have some payoff in the end but I'm not very optimistic.
"Such a great shame."
Just like Cryptum, this book is for Halo fans wanting to know more about the forerunners. Actually we don't learn much more about the forerunners but instead learn more about the first inter-stellar human civilisation and the precursors. This was an excellent idea that was let down by the fact that not enough information was given away. At the end I still had many 'how', 'what', 'why' questions in my head, that is to be expected as there is another book to come but not so many.
The first half is quite boring, persevere through it.
There is a very clever twist at the end, very clever indeed. And actually the twist had an added dimension as an audiobook and was fantastic to listen to. I can't give anything away but it is a massive 'OH' revelation moment (still only for halo fans though).
It is a shame as the forerunner saga could be so good, but at the moment I can't see the justification of making it a trilogy, more information needed and it all needs to be condensed. It is far too diluted for anyone other than Halo fans to read or listen to.
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