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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!

Molly Patel was only seven years old when the alien alliance known as the Covenant destroyed her homeworld and killed her family. As one of the few to escape the glassing of Paris IV, and despite the United Nations Space Command winning the war on behalf of humanity, Molly never forgot how much she had lost.

Nine years later, when her adoptive parents - research scientists specializing in ancient Forerunner technology - are called to the mysterious and wondrous place known as Onyx, Molly vehemently objects. It's not so much that Molly's concerned about relocating to inside a spherical construct the diameter of an entire solar system but the fact that she also has to live alongside members of the same alien species that murdered her family. And when the Servants of the Abiding Truth - a violent ex-Covenant sect under the guidance of the notorious Pale Blade - somehow makes its way inside this supposedly impregnable sphere, Molly is now forced to consider if she and her new parents have made a terrible and fatal mistake in coming here....

©2017 Matt Forbeck (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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  • ed
  • 16-08-18

terrific!

somehow managed to get the story of a normal teen in the halo universe! and implemented action and great halo lore! love it best book ever! please make a follow up story!

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civilian perspective in the halo universe

it's a good book it adds new perspectives to the halo universe. you get to see more about the grunts and the elites which is nice and the overall story is good. also great voice acting its not on the level of the kilo five series but it's a good halo book none the less. recommended

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Amazing

How do they get it so good! Anticipating the next chapter. Cannot recommend it enough, nearly cried and leapt with joy at times, damn it, I wish I was a Spartan!

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slow

unlike most other halo books this has taken a lot more to get into and only really gripped you coming towards the end of the book

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Amazing

An amazing continuation of the Halo narrative through the events of Halo 5, including the stories of Spartans Tom and Lucy and the Servants of the Abiding Truth. An uplifting look at the lives of civilians from both UNSC and Covenant following the end of the war.

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This story sees the return of favorite characters

we see some new and some old character's in this book. people from all over the HALO universe are put together. this book builds on the KILO5 serise and makes some good references

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A great return to Onyx and Civillian perspectives.

This book is a great listen. One of the first halo books with a good sense of humour that puts u following children as they try to get along with each other in multi-species school. With interesting lore into the Guardians from halo 5 this book has got something for everyone, especially after the death of Jul'Mdama in halo 5.

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  • John
  • 14-12-18

Halo

This book really followed the story of a bunch of kids in the aftermath of the war on Onyx (Trevelion) trying to co exist and prove there species can live together. It’s pretty good but it’s not your average halo book with soldiers Spartans and combat etc. I recommend it if you want to follow the lore and learn about halo 5 events but not if you only wanna read about usual combat etc.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-17

Never thought I wouldn't like a halo novel

I was so excited to find out what happened to onyx and then the book starts out being told from the perspective of a little girl... That in itself isn't bothersome but it's the context that makes it so. This is a halo novel. It's about super soldiers, fighting badass alien, in the midst of a galaxy that was once run by a race of beings unfathomably, technologically advanced... if I'm hearing about children it better be a spartan. The story is SO fucking whiny. It's constantly focusing on the pitiful emotions of the children that are the main characters. When ever you do finally get a bit of action, it's short, disappointing, incredibly anti-climactic. There's a few pages at the end where you're FINALLY teased with the promise of upcoming Spartan badassery and the author than completely deflates what 8 games and 19 novels have spent over a decade building in that of the reputation, ability, and intelligence of the GODS that are Spartans, with a pathetic attempt at tantalizing story telling that is only KINDLY described as unimaginative, short, and just plain inconsistent when every other instance you've seen a spartan. He allows both Spartans so go down with barely a fight, which was sooo obviously done just so the author could have an excuse for the stupid little girl and her kid friends to swoop in and save the day. It seemed like I was reading one of those books that's meant to pander to children as it's audience. Putting them in situations that just would never happen and making them the heroes of scenarios that would so obviously be taken care of by the 100s of other specialized adults that are obviously trying to solve the same issue. It's was just sad. And it make me more sad to think that now any story on onyx is going to include this boring little brat and her Patric band of average ass kids -_-

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  • daniel jimenez
  • 22-10-18

Dont listen to the naysayers

While told from an unusual viewpoint, this Halo novel turned out to be one of my favorites. It ties in neatly with the most recent events in Halo 5 and tells the story of another important place in the universe at large during those events.

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  • Ryan
  • 03-12-17

Not the best Halo book. Not the worst

Main protagonist isn't loveable nor are the friends of the protagonist. Character development is slow and then does an immediate 180 followed by a boring climax.

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  • D. Dunn
  • 23-12-20

Good book all kids should hear this story.

Kids should hear this story and find out how a young lady after losing so much becomes freands with others not her kind. best way to show kids that race ,collor, and where your from dos not matter. and how she gets to make freands with others in her life. and what military brats go thru every day. of having to move and leave freands be hind. and how she over comes her thoughts about other people in class. spiecel thanks to the person it wrote this. showing race and color of skin should not be nothing to judge a person on.

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  • Matt H
  • 20-11-20

Amazing!!

The universe building in the book is amazing and tells a beautiful story of growth and learning.

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  • Chris Pinczuk
  • 17-10-20

One of the Best

The story was phenomenal and brought me smiling, to the edge of my seat and kackaling at work. many times confusing my coworkers. as someone so avid and in the know on halo lore. things popped into place and make sense throughout the whole story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-09-20

We need a continuation to this!

Outstanding story and super interesting! I was interested the entire time and told a very great side of halo we never knew about!

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  • Michael F Tindall JR
  • 22-08-20

Great story, I can't wait for the sequel!

It's a good listen and and fun story. The universe of Halo is growing up and healing after the war, you get small glimpse's as the story unfolds.

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  • Jake
  • 08-06-20

Lacking content

The events that unfold feel very minor compared to other Halo books. It’s definitely different as it doesn’t follow soldiers or Spartans. It didn’t pull me in where I was wondering what would happen next and wanting to listen more and more. The opening was great and the character development was nice though it trailed off halfway through for me.