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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! 

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.... 

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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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Must read for Halo fans!

Kelly Gay does a great job of brining the characters to life and there's references that reach far into Halo lore that newbies can understand and satisfies those more experienced fans.

Tim Dadabo also does a fantastic job at not only reading the story, but giving each character a unique personality and reprising his role as the iconic 343 Guilty Spark.

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A road trip without much point...

I'll admit I got this because I had a spare credit and heard it tied into Halo Infinite.
It doesn't, unless Halo Infinite only spends a couple of chapters on the ring and then wanders off somewhere else.

The story consists of a crew of, admittedly well written and distinct characters, travelling across the galaxy to find what a key does.

...and that's it. they go to a lot of different places, stay just long until something interesting STARTS to happen (such as a world full of super intelligent neuro toxin spitting apex predators)... and then it wraps up in a few paragraphs and they move onto the next encounter.

Thee actual plot doesn't happen until the last two hours or so and honestly the reveal isn't worth it; the characters don't get anything, don't really learn anything; it just seems to end.

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Kelly Gay is the author Halo has been waiting for

words can't express how much I've wanted someone to fully realise the potential for storytelling halo has and she seemingly does it as effortlessly as breathing. Three back to back books making meaningful shake ups to the universe and building beautifully real characters with so much depth.

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A fantastic edition

helps build a bridge towards infinite and provide alot of info to many questions along with giving more character development which i wanted, giving me hope for more fantastic lore.

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Fantastic for any Halo Nerd

Stunning book, narration was brilliant, the story revelations in this book are staggering! Very haply with this book, also establishes some tid-bits for Halo Infinite

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  • 03-03-21

One of the best

I love the halo series I have played the games and read or lessons to the book and this is one of my favourite I love the detail and the emotion

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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 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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  • corey j gordon
  • 13-04-21

hope there's another book

definitely needs another book! Characters are larger than life and stories were left open. Narrator needs work. Forge's voice was not right for her strong personality.

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  • Kyle ryan stewart
  • 02-04-21

Fantastic

This series is amazing! I hope there are more if it isn't continued in Halo: Infinite

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  • James C.
  • 31-03-21

Great continuation of the Halo universe

Superbly written and narrated. Wonderfully creative way of expanding and explaining the Halo universe without a single Spartan or ODST. Characters are genuine and relatable!!

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  • Dustin Stankich
  • 30-03-21

Voiced by 343 Guilty Spark himself

I really hope we get to see this character return to the games one day. Biggest character Arc in all of Halo lore.

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  • Surkai25
  • 26-03-21

Fantastic!!!!

Absolutely fantastic performance by Timothy Dadabo. One of the best audiobook performances I've ever heard. Well written story by Kelly Gay as well. Want to say more, but, spoilers haha. Hope this isn't the end of Rian and the Ace of Spades.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-03-21

great storyline makes 343 spark more human

a must read if you like forerunners lore aswell as guilty spark and oni lore