When humanity expanded beyond the safety of Earth to new stars and horizons, they never dreamed what dangers they would encounter there. When the alien juggernaut known as the Covenant declared holy war upon the fragile human empire, millions of lives were lost - but millions of heroes also rose to the challenge.
In such a far-reaching conflict, not many of the stories of these heroes, both human and alien, have a chance to become legend. This collection holds 11 stories that dive into the depths of the vast Halo universe, not only from the perspective of those who fought and died to save humanity, but also those who vowed to wipe humanity out of existence.
©2009 Microsoft Corporation; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio
"lots of great stories (couple of not so good ones)"
i actually bought this without realising it was a load of short stories still i can't complain as i thought it was brilliant the stories really helped to expand the halo universe for me and i loved hearing stories from a different part or even side of the conflict there definatly room for many more stories like these. I only had two issues, the first is a issue wrapped as a compliment, some of the stories were so good that i wanted to countinueto hear more as some were left on a bit of a cliff hanger and the second is as there were so many stories there were two that i din't really find that interesting for instance the one with cortana as the main character.
other than that however it is worth a buy i used my 1 credit but i'd say it might be worth the large price tag anyway :)
"Modern Day Classic"
Until you download this book you might be surprised to find that unlike many other short story books, most of the stories included are each more than an hour in duration and although the story lines could be considered basic, Aliens vs Humans, the content of the story lines are generally well written, quite graphic and detailed. A must for all sci-fi nuts that are looking for uncomplicated but intelligent fiction.
"Well worth the read."
A great glimpse into the Haloverse. The stories are solid and the various authors make sure that you get gripped by all the characters. Having Cortana and Master Chief narating their own stories makes this all the better. There will be some details that won't sit well with those who are following the verse and know the internal workings of certian things. But they can be easily overlooked.
This book is a bit of a mixed bag, but I suppose that is to be expected from a collection of short stories. There are a few mediocre ones in there, but at least two which I thought were very well done. The final story was the most disappointing because right until the end it felt as if some new revelation was going to be made, but ultimately the book just abruptly ended with nothing new being brought to the table. One final peeve is that I wish the authors of these Halo novels would settle on the names of the alien species, one book will use their proper names and another will use the human slang terms and it feels very inconsistent. I can understand the marines using the slang terms in their speech, but some authors use them all over the place and it feels a bit childish.
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