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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-seller - part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series Halo!

The 26th century. Once considered clandestine, the Spartan-II program has now gone public. Tales of armored supersoldiers fending off thousands of Covenant attacks have become the stuff of legend. While the Master Chief defends a besieged Earth and the myriad factions of the Covenant continue their crusade to eliminate humanity, an ultra-secret cell of the Office of Naval Intelligence known as “Section Three” devises a plan to buy the UNSC vital time. It will need hundreds of willing soldiers, though - and one more Spartan - to get the job done.

The planet Onyx is virtually abandoned and the perfect place to set this new plan in motion. But when the Master Chief destroys Halo, something is triggered deep within Onyx: Ancient Forerunner technology stirs, and fleets of UNSC and Covenant vessels race to claim it and change the course of the Human-Covenant War. But this reawakened and ancient force may have plans of its own....

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My favourite Halo book

Honestly this is easily my favourite of the Halo books. The characters are great, pacing is great (never too slow or rushing things), the story is really fun and engaging, taking place during the events of halo 2. The only thing hindering it is the narration, it isn’t bad by any means, but it also isn’t the greatest. Ghosts of Onyx is well worth the listen and is sure not to disappoint.

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jirhalanae.... jirhalanae everywhere!

I love the story of this book! The performance is great too, but it does become irritating to hear the guy misspronounce "Jiralhanae" as "jirhalanae" about 300 times. Can't blame the narrator too much, someone should have realised... And to be fair the name is not pronounced in the games either.... So whatever. Still worth listening to

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A MUST READ FOR HALO FANS

LOVED THIS BOOK! After reading the first 3 Halo books this one has by far been my favourite. The emotions this book made me feel were real. Kurt is my favourite of the Spartans, even above John.

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  • Ross Schminski
  • 2019-07-19

Good overall

Reader made everyone sound, weak, old, or fragile. All Spartans sounded like they were about to cry. Otherwise was very good

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-20

Halo > Star Wars Halo > Star Trek

one of the best universes ever created blown away by how beautiful the story is. 4th book down on to the next :)

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  • ProfPressureTTV
  • 2019-04-02

........... Kurt is the man!!

loved every moment of it!! kept my attention the whole time and will listen to it again with the feels.

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  • Cole Hein
  • 2021-07-20

Best book out of the 4 Halo books by Eric Nylund!

loved every second of it. flowed very well and was great to see a lot of the faces we love from halo show up.

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  • Matt S
  • 2020-01-08

Amazing Story

Personally, I am a big fan of the HALO series, games, novelizations, etc. Mr. Davis reads this with amazingly. The voicing of different species was handled well, and I was able to tell when the perspective had switched, from human to alien, based solely on the voice acting.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-07-18

Can you believe how good this was?

Great story for fans of the Halo franchise looking for another great story by Nylund.

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  • J Stark
  • 2021-07-27

Great story, pretty good performance

I’m a big fan of Davis. His performance never disappoints. A few mispronunciations in this book rubbed me the wrong way, as well as Elites having Russian accents. Overall though, it’s not distracting enough to make it a big deal. I’d recommend it.

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  • Christopher Pizzute
  • 2021-07-23

Eric Nylund is a halo god

There is a reason why Nylund is the soul content book creator for Halo novels. He is the heart of the novel series. Without him, these books would have no soul. a wonderful read and addition to the mythos.

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  • Robert
  • 2021-07-07

Interesting origin of Spartan 3s

Some parts drag other parts leave you wanting more. You'll be invested in the charaters you do care for and not so much for the ones you aren't. Fantastic read nonetheless.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-06-24

Eric Nylund did it again

I'm about 4 hours into the book. Overall the story is suffering because of the narrator. The narrator makes people sound fraile, old and not relatable at all. The book is read way to fast and if your not listening closely you're bound to miss things. I wish the other narrator from the other books was brought in to read it instead. I'm not sure if I can finish it.