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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-seller - part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series Halo!

The 26th century. Once considered clandestine, the Spartan-II program has now gone public. Tales of armored supersoldiers fending off thousands of Covenant attacks have become the stuff of legend. While the Master Chief defends a besieged Earth and the myriad factions of the Covenant continue their crusade to eliminate humanity, an ultra-secret cell of the Office of Naval Intelligence known as “Section Three” devises a plan to buy the UNSC vital time. It will need hundreds of willing soldiers, though - and one more Spartan - to get the job done.

The planet Onyx is virtually abandoned and the perfect place to set this new plan in motion. But when the Master Chief destroys Halo, something is triggered deep within Onyx: Ancient Forerunner technology stirs, and fleets of UNSC and Covenant vessels race to claim it and change the course of the Human-Covenant War. But this reawakened and ancient force may have plans of its own....

©2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. (P)2006 Macmillan Audio. All rights reserved.

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Good overall

Reader made everyone sound, weak, old, or fragile. All Spartans sounded like they were about to cry. Otherwise was very good

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Halo > Star Wars Halo > Star Trek

one of the best universes ever created blown away by how beautiful the story is. 4th book down on to the next :)

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Amazing Story

Personally, I am a big fan of the HALO series, games, novelizations, etc. Mr. Davis reads this with amazingly. The voicing of different species was handled well, and I was able to tell when the perspective had switched, from human to alien, based solely on the voice acting.

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Can you believe how good this was?

Great story for fans of the Halo franchise looking for another great story by Nylund.

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........... Kurt is the man!!

loved every moment of it!! kept my attention the whole time and will listen to it again with the feels.

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Struck Emotionally by a book

Havent been struck by a book as hard as this one has me. Sobbed for a bit. Perfect book in my opinion

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Good story

I thought the story was good but the narration was a little lack luster. Good book otherwise.

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amazing

did you go through somewhat of an emotional roller coaster through this but nonetheless the book is great and awesome and brings for a lot of information about Halo and more information about building and other Spartan threes that are yet to come

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I would like a game about this story.

I felt bad about shane, Rob and Jane. I thought they where gonna be the next blue team but they died as soon as they where introduced. also glad chief Mendez appears again.

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An amazing story

What can I say, this was exactly what I was looking for. The action and emotion really culminated into a great story. Would definitely listen to it again and purchase other halo books.

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  • 12-11-20

couldnt stop listening

even tho the narrator had changed the story was so gripping I enjoyed every second of it and the origin of the spartan III's

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  • SLIICKYFIINGERS
  • 11-08-20

Absolutely Amazing!

I'd like to start this review by saying I wasn't keen on Jonathan Davis (narrator) after having Todd Mclaren, but, he soon grew on me, the story introduces the Spartan III program which started slow but gives so much back story to what happened and how certain things fell into place (no spoilers). After the first section, it picks up and doesn't stop. Honestly I had 'The Flood' as my favourite, because I'm a huge fan of the games, but this one is definitely a lore filled adventure, if you haven't listened to this or debating... trust me, it's amazing!!!

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  • TheTallDwarf
  • 09-21-20

Superb book

Love the series, I assumed it would be the same narrator as previous(I didn't check) but was pleasantly surprised.

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  • Adam Ellson
  • 08-11-20

where was blue team, time to find out

fantastic book that told the story of the spartan 3's and where blue team was during the event's of halo 2 and 3, loved every minute and has left me wanting more, oh look more happy days

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  • Steven E.
  • 07-03-20

a great story

I loved this story, I've only just started to listen to books and being a great fan of halo for awhile listening to this made me cry and I loved all the character

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  • David McCullough
  • 06-15-20

Great Backstory

I love halo lore, the chief is amazing and playing the games growing up is where I have some really great memories playing with my brother. Now that I’m delving even further Into the back story the love continues.
Blue team and team Sabre are awesomely portrayed.
Definitely recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-27-20

Great Story

This book details the beginning of Spartan III program and follows the amazing Spartan Kurt-051, who's storyline eventually ties in with Blue Team, and describes their actions during the events of Halo 2. I would highly recommend this book for the great story, and great performance from Jonathan Davis. Only criticism is Davis says ONI as O, N, I instead of the typical "OHNEE", however this is so easily overlooked.

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  • Andy
  • 12-22-19

oh. my. God.

honestly, when I started this book I thought I wasn't gonna like it... it is literally the best one I've come across yet! absolutely amazing and Kurt is amazing too! 10/10

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-02-21

Great Read

Overall a great read, plenty of detail and back story given to match and explain more of what happens in the games and as well what happens in between

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-21-20

An excellent addition to the story.

Loads of tense moments, sad moments and joyous ones. I would highly recommend if a halo nerd such as myself.