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  • HALO: Mortal Dictata

  • HALO, Book 12
  • Written by: Karen Traviss
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (80 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The final novel of the Kilo-Five Trilogy by number-one New York Times best-selling author Karen Traviss - part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series Halo!

It's 2553. With the 30-year-long Covenant War finally over, the Office of Naval Intelligence faces old grievances rising again to threaten Earth. Angry and bitter colonists - still wanting to settle scores from an insurrection put on hold for three decades - crave justice...as does a man whose life was torn apart by ONI when his young daughter was abducted for the SPARTAN-II program. Black-ops squad Kilo-Five now find its collective loyalty tested beyond the breaking point when the father of their Spartan comrade, still searching for the truth about her disappearance, prepares to glass Earth’s cities to get an answer. 

How far will Kilo-Five go to stop him? And will he be able to live with the truth when he finds it? 

The painful answer lies with someone long dead and a conscience that still survives in the most unlikely, undiscovered place....

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Best halo audiobook I've listened to

absolutely amazing story, the best of the kilo 5 series and maybe the best halo book imo.

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WAW

I don’t have the words to describe this experience and actually do it honor.
Having the chance to get to know the person who’s going to be in charge of the human world via ONI was great and the epilogue is a masterpiece.
Thank you Traviss.
if you like the halo universe even just a bit, you have to listen to the Kilo-Five odyssey.

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so amazing!

Absolutely fantastic ending to the trilogy. The author beautifully finished all character arcs in a compelling and satisfying way. Also props to the Voice Actor. I greatly appreciated the extra mile he went to do special voices for the non-human characters. Even when I read halo books in print my internal dialog dosent even do that. Bravo

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I didn't think it was possible, but they did it.

After reading Ghost of Onyx I jumped into the forunner Saga, Contact harvest, A Master Chief Story, and finally finishing the kilo five trilogy. I honestly think Mortal Dictata is officially my personal favorite, seeing a different perspective of the Spartan 2 program, along with the effect on some of the Spartans families was a well needed touch to the halo universe. Huragok is the way.

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great story

Book two of the Kilo-Five trilogy. This is an amazing Storyline with all kinds of neat stuff going on. gets you really into all the characters so you are invested in their goals and challenges. the main plot itself is really fun and interesting, while still allowing tons of other little adventures into the story. so you get a bunch of little challenges for each character to face and overcome giving you small stories and victories packed into the overarching plot. Everything stays accurate to the true Halo universe and time-line, even answering some questions along the way.

point is, its an amazing trilogy and this book is equally awesome just like the two other books of the series.

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Wonderful

Well written series, less predictable than most and great character development. Pity to be finished.

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The perfect way to wrap up the trilogy.

Wow, this book is crafted so perfectly to wrap up the trilogy I can’t think of a single thing I would change.

The first two books were not the most exciting books to read, in all fairness. But the quality of storytelling in this book clears the whole slate. Absolute masterpiece, Karen.

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wrapped up like a BB in a bow. glorious.

The kilo 5 trilogy had to be my favorite, and this book wraps it up brilliantly

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  • 2019-03-17

Absolutely brilliant.

The Kilo-5 trilogy is the best of the best when it comes to Halo. The story is gripping, the characters are believable and enjoyable and Euan Morton brings it all together brilliantly. I wish that he would Narrate more books because 343's decision to use Scott Brick as their main narrator has utterly killed any of the books he narrated for me. Bring back Euan!

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  • Nicolas Favela
  • 2019-02-21

Wow!!

Amazing Karen Traviss need to get on this again and write more about kilo 5!! Amazing story!!

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  • Kevin
  • 2020-09-10

If you love halo don't read this one

I feel that the author hated halo. contradicts own words. does not make any sense.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-09-30

Personal Favorite

one of the best halo books I have ever read you get into the characters and thier stories like no other

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  • gioacchino
  • 2022-09-20

well written

this book was just so well written. I found it perfectly touched on the human spirit, and the very fact that even though horrible things happen good can still come through.

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  • Gavin louden
  • 2022-09-13

wow amazing Characters!

BB and the way he's been voic3d has made me fall in love with him as a character dripping in sarcasm

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  • Christian Peever
  • 2022-09-07

Bummed it had to end

Love the Kilo5 series. Was in engulfed that I was sad it had to end

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  • mike
  • 2022-08-31

Good book

It gets kinda slow but it gets good in the end.
not the best one in the series

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  • Jerre
  • 2022-08-30

Amazing

A great finish to an amazing story. It has been the most exciting book so far!

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  • Dawnasaurusrex
  • 2022-06-30

Come for the hate, stay for the hypocrisy!

Just in case someone has picked this up and has no idea about Halo I will give a warning for possible spoilers to come-
I like the general idea of this team and their mission ok. What made this book really hard to get through is all the Halsey hate.There are some other things that bothered me as well, timeline issues, etc, but seriously - every character in the book is demanding Halsey's head on a plate because she is a monster. I'm not saying that she isn't; but all of these people in this story work for the government, military, ONI, etc. They all know the process to get ANYTHING from their agency is difficult at best. The more expensive, the more difficult. So they should be more than aware that Halsey came to *someone with an idea of creating Spartans. That idea got approved by a bunch of people, the funding was given by a bunch of people, a fleet of people were hired to create the technology, another fleet of engineers, doctors, tecnichians, trainers, etm. were hired to work on the program, but everyone is only pissed at Halsey and they rant about her at nauseum. Very hard to finish this.The absurdity is real.

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  • nicolas
  • 2019-02-23

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la trilogie kilo five est un must have pour tout les fan de halo . la version audio est excellente