An epic journey to save humanity.
What is the Halo book series about?
Halo is a military science fiction media franchise created by Bungie and launched in 2001 with the game Halo: Combat Evolved. Following the success of the first game, others followed and the strong sales led to the franchise’s expansion to other media. As part of Microsoft’s multimedia efforts, Microsoft Studios decided to create a tie-in novel for Combat Evolved–and even a TV show recently.
The first book was written by Eric Nylund and published in October 2001. Then, William C. Dietz turned the game itself was turned into a novelization. Nylund wrote additional Halo works and other writers joined: Joseph Staten, Tobias S. Buckell, Karen Traviss, Greg Bear, Matt Forbeck, John Shirley, Troy Denning, and Cassandra Rose Clarke. More than 30 books have been published.
The story takes us in the 26th century, where humanity has colonized many worlds thanks to the development of faster-than-light “slipspace” travel before stumbling upon the hostile alliance of aliens known as the Covenant.
They are composed of a diverse array of species united under the religious worship of the extinct Forerunners and their belief that the Forerunner ring worlds known as Halos will provide a path to salvation, known as the “Great Journey”.
The Covenant is bent on humanity’s destruction and begins an interstellar war.
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