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An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times best-selling video game series!

Just hours following their climactic battle on the Forerunner planet Genesis, the Spartans of Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris find themselves running for their lives from the malevolent machinations of the now-renegade artificial intelligence Cortana. But even as they attempt to stay one step ahead, trouble seems to find Spartan Edward Buck no matter where he turns.

A secret mission enacted by the Office of Naval Intelligence could possibly help turn the tide, and has Buck reluctantly agreeing to reform his old team, Alpha-Nine. Because if the band is really getting back together for this one, that means everybody - including the Spartan who Buck never wants to see again, the one who committed the ultimate betrayal of trust....

©2018 Matt Forbeck (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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A MUST READ for Alpha-9 fans!!!

If you read New Blood this is a must read. While New Blood was a great story I would say this is even better, though you MUST reed New Blood to fully enjoy this book. It kept me interested all the way through and had a great ending. After listening to both Alpha-Nine books It would be awesome to have them all together along with blue team in the next game instead of osiris. This is one of the best if not THE BEST Halo novels so far!

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Solid Story filling in those halo 5 gaps

it was a solid story. I like when Buck drops in to tell us what's going on.

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amazing

very fun to listen to with a good climax towards the end of the book

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Alpha nine is back.

Amazing good listen recommend to all who love Halo 3 ODST. Just listen to it nerd.

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good shit

this is a good story to connect halo 5 and 6
can't wait for halo 6

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loved it!

Buck is the best! I just can't wait to see what's next for the series!

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Great Story!

Loved this book! Spartan Buck is easy to emphasize with and the story "reads" so well. I really enjoyed it!

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Good way to get the band back together.

With the fight against Cortana .Getting Alpha Nine back in action is a must if you want to win this war. Can't wait for the next book to come out.

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Fantastic Stoy, a bit too much dwelling

There is one story arc in this book that simply gets old after a while. I understand the angst one must feel when being betrayed, but to hear it countless times throughout the book is a bit much. Other than that the story was fantastic.

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A good follow up to Halo 5 Guardians

This book is a treat it's told from the perspective of Spartan Buck, and with it comes all of his sense of humor and understanding of events around him. Scott Brick is also nice to listen too even if you're associating every Buck action with Nathan Fillion's voice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-23-18

Alright

Slightly interesting but story line is a bit average. Feels like not much is happening and there are unnecessary information which doesn't seem very Halo or Spartan

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  • NightmareOfModernity
  • 07-05-18

Fantastic

Forbeck at his best with a fantastic cast of characters and a journey that kept me engaged to the very last sentence. Scott Bricks narration is a perfect match for Forbecks intense dialogue and action. People call video game novels trash fiction, Bad Blood proves them wrong. Please get Matt writing more Halo Universe stories. He gets it. I could listen to Mr Brick narrate a cool book. Bravo!