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Launch once more into galaxy-spanning conflict and legendary heroism, shards of an ever-expanding journey where human and alien alike find their finest hours in facing their greatest challenges. These scattered stories span untold millennia, from the age of the ancient custodial race known as the Forerunners to the aftermath of the Covenant's bloody war against humanity and even the shocking events surrounding the resurrection of the mysterious Guardians.

Fractures: Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon explores mythic tales of bravery and sacrifice that blaze brightly at the very heart of the Halo universe. Featuring electrifying works from such acclaimed authors as Tobias Buckell, Troy Denning, Matt Forbeck, Kelly Gay, Christie Golden, Kevin Grace, Morgan Lockhart, John Jackson Miller, Frank O'Connor, Brian Reed, Joseph Staten, and James Swallow.

©2016 Microsoft Corporation (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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A great book

I highly recomend it. Every story was well written and intresting with the exeption of the last one which while decent enough in its own right really threw out one of the cool mysteries of the halo universe. Spoilers. The last story confirmed that the forerunners became primitives and then died out which I think is a massive waste of oppurtunity.

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Dissatisfied

This was a great let down from Evolutions. There are so many loose ends it is no even funny

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Spectacular!!

Wow...

Ive heard all the halo books here from audible, i must admit I'm a bit of a fanatic.. Ive gone through the books in chronological order about 10 times from the forerunner trilogy to Halo Last Light. I love the halo universe, and it goes without saying I've been absolutely CRAVING new literature to the point where i started writing my own Halo book. Fractures contains stories that are exciting, emotional, compelling, and rich. I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves halo. The last story is such a treat. ❤️❤️

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nice if you read most the books of the halo series

most the stories detailed in this book are from other books in the halo series. The stories also give more information about the books which I found very enjoyable since I've read most of them already. If you are not familiar with any of the halo universe this may be a hard book to dive into.

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Good if you like a bunch of short stories

I mistakenly picked this up thinking it was a single story that continued for the entirety of the audiobook, upon discovering it was a collection of short stories, I returned it. they are well written though and you might enjoy them.

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Loved it!!

This was so great but it makes me want all the stories to be full books because they end in massive cliffhangers

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  • CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, United States
  • 06-16-17

Expands the cannon, answers questions

As in most halo books excitement for the book was not unrewarded several stories added to unanswered questions in previous halo stories including the beta Spartans. It was the very last story that will give all Halo fans the biggest hoot ! It took me a while to stop smiling after the punchline to the short 23 minute story.

I highly recommend this to all Halo junkies.

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Not enough action! Bring on the Spartans.

While I am a fan of the entire Halo series, this anthology leaned heavily on the pre/post Spartan eras - not my favorite time frames. I thoroughly enjoyed Scott Brick's narrations of the Dune books , however, IMHO, he simply is not suited for the Halo series. I nearly fell asleep as he droned on and on. Sadly, I cannot recommend this anthology.

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Best one in years.

perfect for those that just finished halo 5 and have many questions they want answerd.

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Another great set of short stories.

Simply amazing book. Scott Brick did a great job narrating all the stories. The only downside was the stories that had cliff hanger endings that left you wanting to hear more. A must have for any fan of the halo universe.