Review: Halo – Ghosts of Onyx

Author: Eric Nylund Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2006 Rating: 3/5 stars Amazon Price: $9.88 Bottom Line If the reader is familiar with Halo: Reach the game, he or she may be aware that Noble team consisted of SPARTAN-IIIs. If the gamer hasn’t read any of the Halo books, this may be confusing to him. Suddenly, out of […]

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Review: Halo – New Blood

Author: Matt Forbeck Publisher: Gallery Books, 2015 Rating: 5/5 stars Amazon Price: $9.68 Bottom Line All Halo fans are familiar with Gunnery Sergeant Buck from Halo 3: ODST as well as Halo 5. Yet in Halo 5, it was a shock to us all to see Buck as a SPARTAN-IV. How did he get recruited into the new SPARTAN-IV programme? Well, Buck tells us that […]

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Review: Halo Evolutions – Essential Tales of the Halo Universe (Volumes I & II)

Author: Various authors Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2009 Rating: 5/5 stars Amazon Price: $11.39 Bottom Line Halo Evolutions is a collection of 11 short stories that gives the reader further insight into the Halo lore. Each story is highly well written and each ends in a way that the reader does not expect, or even desire. When reading a […]

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Everything Is A Theological Issue

Everything is a theological issue. What do I mean by this? The context of this thought comes from 2 Corinthians 10:4, “For the weapons of our warfare are not of flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.” And Ephesians 6:11-18 about wearing the armour of God. We quote these verses all the time and even do numerous Bible studies […]

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Review: Halo – The Forerunner Saga

Who is the Didact? What is his relationship to the Librarian? Why is he evil? Above all, what happened to the Forerunners 100,000 years ago? The Forerunner trilogy gives us these answers, and they are essential to understanding the Halo story as a whole. The Covenant worshipped them as gods, assuming they transcended into godhood as the […]

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Review: Halo – Broken Circle

Author: John Shirley Publisher: Microsoft Corporation, 2014; A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Rating: 5/5 stars Amazon Price: $11.76 Bottom Line Ever wonder how the honourable warrior species Sangheili—the Elites—became a part of the Covenant? Halo: Broken Circle is the story of how that came to be. Broken Circle takes place hundreds of years before the Human-Covenant War began. Because of the […]

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Review: Halo – Contact Harvest

Author: Joseph Staten Publisher: Microsoft Corporation, 2007; Tom Doherty Associates, LLC Rating: 5/5 stars Amazon Price: $7.99 – $15.25 Bottom Line Contact Harvest is the origin story of the famous Sergeant Avery Johnson. Perhaps one of the most beloved characters in the Halo game series, here the Halo fan gains insight into Johnson’s military career at the start of the Human-Covenant War. If you’ve […]

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Review: Halo – The Cole Protocol

Author: Tobias S. Buckell Publisher: Microsoft Corporation, 2008; Tom Doherty Associates, LLC Rating: 4/5 stars Amazon Price: $7.99 – $10.67 Bottom Line All the Halo books I’ve reviewed up to this point have been stories about the Master Chief’s life. In this book, we don’t read about the Master Chief at all, but rather a trio of Spartans and […]

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Review: Halo – First Strike

Author: Eric Nylund Publisher: Microsoft Corporation, 2010; Originally published by Del Rey, The Random House Publishing Group Rating: 4.5/5 stars Amazon Price: $8.91 – $14.52 Bottom Line As if the Master Chief single-handedly annihilating Halo Installation 04 and an entire Covenant armada weren’t badass enough (pardon my French) of the Spartan elite, First Strike gives us even more insight into […]

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Review: Halo – The Flood

Author: William C. Dietz Publisher: Microsoft Corporation, 2010; Originally published by Del Rey, The Random House Publishing Group Rating: 4/5 stars Amazon Price: $9.09 – $11.99 Bottom Line Common critiques on this book are that the narrative is too close to the first game in the franchise, Halo: Combat Evolved—as if the author just played through the game and wrote […]

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