Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Halo: Cryptum: Book One of the Forerunner…

Halo: Cryptum: Book One of the Forerunner Saga

by Greg Bear

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
180466,644 (3.36)1



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

Showing 4 of 4
Finished several months back. It is very different than most of the other books. The pacing is slower. The scope is larger. It follows the development of the Alien culture and gives some insight into who they are. Possibly my least favorite Halo book so far but I will probably read the next one to see how the story continues to develop. ( )
  Chris_El | Mar 19, 2015 |
I have never read or played Halo before. If you are are in the same place as i am then this book is for you. It starts at the very beginning of the HALO saga, and tells the story of the Forerunners, the Flood, the rise and deevolution of man, and the HALO devices. I love big space opera's and this has the promise of a big one. The big space opera facet of the story is also its big weakness. The story seems to ramble amoung various subplots and there is not much action. Plus the narrative style the story is written in with references to past untold actions leaves the reader confused at times. ( )
  Cataloger623 | Nov 8, 2014 |
Different from other Greg bear books I have read. Have to say I like those others better than this series but that said, I have just also finished te second in this series and the story has captured e none the less. ( )
  KarenHerndon | Feb 5, 2012 |
This first volume in a trilogy set in the Halo universe features better writing than most such books, but it's more than a little confusing at times. It was good enough that I'll keep reading the series, though. ( )
  wanack | Aug 30, 2011 |
Showing 4 of 4
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (3)

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

Bornstellar Makes Eternal Lasting is a young rebellious Forerunner who seeks out the marvelous artifacts left behind by the Precursors --long-vanished superbeings of unknowable power and intent -- an act that forces his father's hand and forever changes Bornstellar's destiny ... and the fate of the entire galaxy.… (more)

» see all 4 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
2 avail.
53 wanted
2 pay7 pay

Popular covers


Average: (3.36)
1 2
1.5 1
2 3
2.5 1
3 12
3.5 5
4 11
5 5


2 editions of this book were published by Audible.com.

See editions

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 96,725,889 books! | Top bar: Always visible