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Halo: Ghosts of Onyx

by Eric Nylund

Series: Halo Novels (Original Quadrilogy 4), Halo Universe (Original Quadrilogy 4)

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The Human-Covenant war rages on as the alien juggernaut sweeps inexorably toward its final goal: destruction of all human life!Tor Books kicks off a new line of novels based on the bestselling and award-winning video games Halo and Halo2. Further exploring the corners and characters of this rich and detailed universe, Halo: Ghosts of Onyx takes readers and gamers into the next front of humanity's ongoing battle with the terrifying alien factions that make up the Covenant.This novel is based on a mature-rated game.… (more)
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good read,but kind of an anticlimax of an ending.hopefully there's more to come ( )
  jwilker | May 23, 2018 |
This is the fourth novel in the Halo universe. While John-117 appears briefly, and Blue Team and Dr. Halsey play a pivotal role in the second half of the book, the story focuses on Kurt and Ackerson's Spartan III project-- a program creating waves of Spartan-like disposable child soldiers.

For the first time in a Halo novel I found a large portion of the key characters unsympathetic, and felt that the attempt to present characters as ready to be martyred heroes failed. The group dynamics were neither as strong nor as compelling as those in other Halo novels. For me, the positive aspects of well-written actions scenes, Blue Team, new Forerunner technology, and having Dr. Halsey's skills showcased failed to make up for and the new Spartan III group in general and the Kurt's character ark in particular. ( )
  Ailinel | May 4, 2015 |
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  JosieRivers | Dec 28, 2014 |
Halo Ghosts of Onyx follows the adventures of the Spartans as they go to planet Onyx to attain Forerunner technology. The book is really good. The writing is simple and makes the contents of the book flow with ease, not boring the reader. One thing that surprised me, was that Ghost of Onyx contains mysterious elements in it, which made the book even more better, as this element was not in the other Halo books. For fans of the Halo universe, you will enjoy this action-packed novel. ( )
  Remy_Ferrell | Nov 30, 2014 |
This book was a nice backstory of how John-117, better known as Master Chief, came to be the deadly and perfect soldier that he is in the games and in the other novels. It shows his growth of how before he thought only of how he can succeed and win as a child back in the training camp, but then he learns how to be part of a team. This is shown when during an assault on a Covenant ship that he decides to leave his friend and comrade Sam behind on the exploding ship in order to buy time for him and another Spartan, Kelly, to escape, which teaches the Cheif a lesson between the difference of a life wasted and a life spent.
  Curtiss37 | Jun 1, 2012 |
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1647 Hours, May 1, 2531 (Military Calendar) \ 111 Tauri System, Camp New Hope, Planet Victoria - John, SPARTAN-117, despite being encased in a half ton of angular MJOLNIR armor, moved like a shadow through the twilight forest underbrush.
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The Human-Covenant war rages on as the alien juggernaut sweeps inexorably toward its final goal: destruction of all human life!Tor Books kicks off a new line of novels based on the bestselling and award-winning video games Halo and Halo2. Further exploring the corners and characters of this rich and detailed universe, Halo: Ghosts of Onyx takes readers and gamers into the next front of humanity's ongoing battle with the terrifying alien factions that make up the Covenant.This novel is based on a mature-rated game.

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