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Halo: The Fall of Reach (Halo (Tor Paperback)) (edition 2011)

by Eric Nylund

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This was a fun and worthy introduction to the Halo universe and in particular, the origins of Master Chief and his first team of Spartans. Although we all know the outcome, it was never-the-less a compelling read and well written. Action scenes were clear and easy to follow, characters were well-developed considering the space limitations, and overall, a great way to introduce new, unfamiliar readers to this series and game. ( )
  Michael_P | Dec 9, 2013 |
A good story but not great. It tells you some of the beginning of the story of John aka Spartan 117 aka Master Chief aka the Demon. I would have liked more insight into the background of Master Chief. Instead it tells more about the Spartan program which if fine but not great. ( )
  Kurt.Rocourt | Jun 20, 2013 |
See the story of John obtucted at a young age, drugged and trained in the spartan program to create a super soldier to keep humanity safe. ( )
  nicholaspaget | Jun 12, 2013 |
This is a book based off of Halo Combat Evolved. It starts with a boy named XXX,John, a boy that was taken away form his family to serve the UNSC. He made freinds quickly, but sone lost most of them due to the program named "Spartan". Afterwards, there was contact from an alien speices called the "Covenant" who said, "Your destruction is the will of the gods, and we are their instuments." Soon, over the planet of Reach, the Human-Covenant war began. In the middle of the war, John, now known as Master Chief, meet his A.I.(Artiffical Intelegence) partner, Cortana. But eventually, Reach fell and Master Cheif was the last known "Spartan" left alive.

I like this book because it is based off my favorite game saga, Halo. I also like this book because it is a Si-Fi novel. I always liked futuristic books. It shows that at even at a young age, John can adapt to his enviornments and make a new family.I would recomed this book to Si-Fi readers. If i were in John's shoes, i would do the last thing i know, survive. War ravages everyone. ( )
  Prisoner9247 | Mar 26, 2012 |
This is a book based off of Halo Combat Evolved. It starts with a boy named XXX,John, a boy that was taken away form his family to serve the UNSC. He made freinds quickly, but sone lost most of them due to the program named "Spartan". Afterwards, there was contact from an alien speices called the "Covenant" who said, "Your destruction is the will of the gods, and we are their instuments." Soon, over the planet of Reach, the Human-Covenant war began. In the middle of the war, John, now known as Master Chief, meet his A.I.(Artiffical Intelegence) partner, Cortana. But eventually, Reach fell and Master Cheif was the last known "Spartan" left alive.

I like this book because it is based off my favorite game saga, Halo. I also like this book because it is a Si-Fi novel. I always liked futuristic books. It shows that at even at a young age, John can adapt to his enviornments and make a new family.I would recomed this book to Si-Fi readers. If i were in John's shoes, i would do the last thing i know, survive. War ravages everyone. ( )
  terrence.mckimmie | Mar 7, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345451325, Mass Market Paperback)

As the bloody Human-Covenant War rages on Halo, the fate of humankind may rest with one warrior, the lone SPARTAN survivor of another legendary battle . . . the desperate, take-no-prisoners struggle that led humanity to Halo--the fall of the planet Reach. Now, brought to life for the first time, here is the full story of that glorious, doomed conflict.

While the brutal Covenant juggernaut sweeps inexorably through space, intent on wiping out humankind, only one stronghold remains--the planet Reach. Practically on Earth's doorstep, it is the last military fortress to defy the onslaught. But the personnel here have another, higher priority: to prevent the Covenant from discovering the location of Earth.

Outnumbered and outgunned, the soldiers seem to have little chance against the Covenant, but Reach holds a closely guarded secret. It is the training ground for the very first "super soldiers." Code-named SPARTANs, these highly advanced warriors, specially bioengineered and technologically augmented, are the best in the universe--quiet, professional, and deadly.

Now, as the ferocious Covenant attack begins, a handful of SPARTANs stand ready to wage ultimate war. They will kill, they will be destroyed, but they will never surrender. And at least one of them--the SPARTAN known as Master Chief--will live to fight another day on a mysterious and ancient, artificial world called Halo. . . .

Bungie, Halo, Xbox, and the Xbox Logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Used under license. (c) 2001 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved

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Before the Human-Covenant War engulfed Halo, the planet-colony Reach came under attack by the Covenant, and Earth's specially trained and augmented warriors, code-named SPARTANs, stood alone to fight for humanity's survival.

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