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Summary

An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times best-selling video game series! 

August 2558. Rion Forge was once defined by her relentless quest for hope amidst the refuse and wreckage of a post-Covenant War galaxy - years spent searching for family as much as fortune. But that was before Rion and the crew of her salvager ship Ace of Spades encountered a powerful yet tragic being who forever altered their lives. 

This remnant from eons past, when the Forerunners once thrived, brought with it a revelation of ancient machinations and a shocking, brutal history. Unfortunately, the Ace crew also made dire enemies of the Office of Naval Intelligence in the process, with the constant threat of capture and incarceration a very real possibility. 

Now with tensions mounting and ONI forces closing in, Rion and her companions commit to this being’s very personal mission, unlocking untold secrets and even deadlier threats that have been hidden away for centuries from an unsuspecting universe.... 

©2021 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Halo, the Halo logo, Xbox, and the Xbox logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Good story

Sometimes hard to tell the difference between characters due to narrator performance. Good story about previous characters in the Halo saga.

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Underwhelmed by this follow on

I’ve really enjoyed this book series but feel this book has been a let down. The story itself wasn’t bad and dose leave you on a cliff hanger, but the narration was terrible, I couldn’t work out what accent the brother and sister was supposed to have as it kept changing and felt the voice for Rion was just too weak for her character. Kelly Gay please bring back Scott Brick 👍🏻

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“I know what the ladies like”

Fantastic story read to you by 0343 GUILTY SPARK! Thoroughly enjoyed this and a must for those that enjoy the lore & intend on playing Halo Infinite

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Just when I thought I knew it all.

I’ve been reading all of the Halo novels in chronological order for the release of Halo Infinite. For a while I was starting to think I had heard it all in this universe. I was starting to understand where it was going and I didn’t think the writers would take it anywhere else… Well, this trilogy (especially Point of Light) has blown my mind! I really enjoyed this series and I’m now more excited than ever to get to the next book. I’m at the point now where I’m filling the gap between Halo 5 and Infinite and it’s all very interesting!

A must listen if you’re a fan of the new Halo games and a wonderful listen if you enjoy hearing performances from actors from the games!

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awesome!

Sooo good with the different voices, 1000x better than the prequal. Story is really engaging and exciting.

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Amazing

A brilliant follow on from Renegades which had a truly awful narrator for a halo book. Tim Dadabo is arguably the best halo narrator I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to. 11/10. Fantastic story by Kelly Gay too and I look forward to hearing more from her. With an ending like “this” there has to be more...

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One of the best in the halo series

Got so engrossed into this one, fantastic follow up to renegades and had me hooked from start to finish. Loving Kelly Gay and her writing style and have hopes she will continue to add more stories in the halo universe.

If you were as soul crushingly disappointed by the voice acting in the previous book renegades , you will be pleasantly surprised to hear that this book is read by none other than the voice of 343 guilty spark himself! He does a wonderful job using the original voice of spark from the games while also delivering excellent accents for the other characters which all fit exceptionally well together for one awesome spoken story.

Highly recommended you give this one a listen

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superb book

superb book read and written beautifully, sweeps amd flows through the story, easy to follow amd even easier to love

a must for halo fans

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A good overall story

I enjoyed hearing more about the ace of spades crew. It needed more of them and less of spark. I feel like a lot of plot was jumpskipped over in places.

Wasn't a fan of the voice acting in this one though. Rion sounded too weak and feable for me. I know why the actor was chosen as this is a much more spark driven story.

It was nice to have a small refresher on the forerunner saga but its still confusing as hell.

I think I would have followed a lot closer if I had been physically reading this one. So I'm gonna go buy the book and try again.

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Pretty poor story

I’m very surprised this book was as bad as it was. I didn’t really go anywhere. Could’ve done well as a short story maybe. Gooey the next instalment is better

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  • 03-03-21

Amazing

This halo story was amazing I listened to it all day and yesterday so much lore and knowledge to lead into halo infinite

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  • 02-03-21

Amazing

I loved it, hoped it qould be longer. Great story and narration. It gave more insights into shat Bastion really is, and just expands the lore of Spark and the Forerunners in a good way.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-03-21

Tim Dadabo brings the best Spark performance yet!

[minor spoilers]
How can one begin to describe the magnificence that Kelly Gay has penned in her Halo series? Mystical. Mythic. Magnificent. These only scratch the surface.
Rion Forge's and Chakas' story, while not concluded as yet, has brought the legend of the forerunner trilogy into the 2550s; Halo's present time frame. And though we saw a such a small piece of Zeta Halo, all that was shown and told is of such great significance not only to Halo's continuity but also any modern philosopher's thought base that you'd be remiss to miss this book/sub-series. Gay's style is so fitting to the perspectives she covers that the only thing that could make it better is animation accompaniment in the vein of Saddie's Story, a la Halo 3: ODST.
The visualizations this story invokes are like visions directly imprinted from the Domain, and I can't help but feel that the author may have a geas of her own.

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  • 06-03-21

Best Halo novel in a LONG time!

I loved this story through and through. The depth of the characters was astonishing. The plot was so well paced. There was no long stretch in this book, every single chapter left me excited for the next while at the same time not wanting the story to be over. There was nothing to dislike. The story was so well balanced with mystery, wonder, hope, action, suspense, joy, love, sadness, and everything in between! This will be the first Halo book I will want to read again just to experience the charming moments over and over. Most Halo novels out lately have been stale, dry, and watered down with filler descriptions. This is not the case for Point Of Light. The author portrays a genuine enthusiasm to tell this story (and does so beautifully might I add) and I hope for many more like it! No need to even continue the story, although it would be very welcome because I am now in love with the Ace of Spades entire crew... What I mean is, with this kind of writing style Halo fans can be taken anywhere with any characters. It’s amazing and I definitely put this as a MUST READ for Halo fans and general fans of sci-fi! I am very grateful this was written as the Halo universe desperately needed a heart felt spark...

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  • Bee
  • 31-01-22

Good. Lingering questions.

Narration was fine. Same voice as 343 Guilty Spark? I don't know, but sounds like it. Story left me with more questions than anything. Kind of wish some plot points were delved into more.

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  • Cole Matli
  • 16-01-22

A spoiler-free review (Overall good but one GIANT issue)

Overall, this book is a nice addition to the halo universe and helps to explain A-LOT of lore events that are happening around the time that the guardians begin to rise due to the AI uprising. It fits in well with the other halo books by Kelly Gay and I would recommend it to those who liked the previous books.

However, there is one thing in this book that gets VERY annoying and drawn out. A certain character, one who was introduced fairly late in the last book and who is considered to be almost like a goddess, appears frequently throughout the book and talks way way too long. Every chapter there’s always a HUGE chunk of meaningless, slow paced dialogue by this character and it is so painstaking boring. It rips you right out of the immersion and talks about things that are barely relevant at the current time in the halo universe and holy f**king sh*te does she yammer on and on and on.

Two separate times I actually gave up on this book and went to another because of how overwhelming it became. Some entire chapters are just this character talking and barely mention current events or the main protagonists or even the main storyline of this series of halo books by Kelly Gay. It’s also like the author wanted to sum up ALL the lore from the forerunner trilogy books and shove it into this novel where it doesn’t really have a place to be in. It comes across as a pace killing, overwhelming, boring exposition/lore plot dump where it only serves to fill in plot wholes but in a way that takes up so much time.

I would say that nearly 35% to 40% of this ENTIRE book is just that one character talking on and on about past events to either herself, to Ryan, or to Spark.

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  • Myrdy
  • 04-01-22

Well worth the read

Amazing book. I am into the Halo series for the the Military Sci-Fi fiction, so at times the story of scavengers was a little dull to me. It is well worth getting into.

Great way they tie the story to the wider events of the universe, as well as making an action junkie like me invest in some very touching stories and motivations.

And the ending to this book. I can see that this will be one of the moments that not just has me invest in the Halo Universe, but become a superfan.

I may still be riding the highs of the ending, as the book is not perfect. but if you've read the first two books of this crews story, this latest book will not disappoint.

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  • 21-12-21

LMAO

Homie really said Bo-Ham-oth instead of behemoth.

(extra words im required to put in for some reason)

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  • 13-12-21

Great story horrible narration

I work very long hours so I enjoy listening to audiobooks since I have less time to read, I almost couldn't make it through listening to this. if it wasn't the third book and I didn't really need to know what happened I would've stopped. I don't know when Les and Nicko turned Irish or Ram turned into Jason Statham. Worse of all was the voice for poor Rion, do it over and talk normal, I had to take ibuprofen to make it to the end.

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  • Brandon Wolcott
  • 01-12-21

Definitely better than the first part.

Phenomenal voice over, some of Tim's best work, in my opinion. Hope to see these characters in the games someday. Definitely worth listening to the first book to hear this master at work.