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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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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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  • Adam Fierro
  • 2021-01-23

What A Series

Not just this book but the entire Kilo-5 trilogy and even ghosts of onyx were amazing. Hits all the emotions and I’m even considering listening again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-01-14

Phenomenal

I dont normally wite reviews but I enjoyed this book too much not to. I loved the entire kilo five trilogy but this last book was amazing with what it did with the character arcs. It brings a lot of humanity to the world if halo. The narrator was amazing as well. He does a great job with all the accents and voices without being over the top like some narrators are. His impression of BB is by far my favorite but he really gives a lot of life to all the characters.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-01-11

Amazing

This book covered the other side of the Spartan story that I think any true halo fan has always asked themselves about. What was it really like for the families of the Spartan II’s that were abducted and replaced by clones designed to die? And I believe that it was portrayed in the best and most authentic way it could’ve been by this book. This book and the Entire Kilo 5 trilogy are truly amazing and I would recommend them to any and all Halo fans even the more Casual ones.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-12-23

if you love halo you have to read This book

i'd give this book a 5 out of 5 but the kig yar story interrupts the story you actually want to read wich is the dynamic of a Spartan II dealing with a family left in the wake of ONI's abductions and the horror's of the Spartan program that we didn't get to see in Eric Nylund's the Fall of reach. this book grabs you and doesn't let you go because you are on the edge of your seat the entire time. this book really explains all the Halsey hate you see in halo 4 and 5 and after reading the Kilo-5 books it's completely warranted. all in all this is an amazing conclusion to an amazing trilogy. but seriously 343 needs to take notes from Karen Travis on writing a strong female character like Osman instead of Sarah Palmer who's a cardboard cutout of a personality.

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  • Logan
  • 2020-12-16

Perfect ending to Kilo Five

This trilogy of books was fantastic! big fan of Karen Traviss, this series was fun to listen to and explored alot more of the universe and the aftermath of the spartan program

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  • Jody H. Grady
  • 2020-10-17

Way above my expectations of a video game book.

layered characters in muddy moral situations using sensor dialog to endure. very impressive. I intend to find more books by this author.

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  • Chase V
  • 2020-09-26

Wow..

This is the best book I have ever read. Absolutely stunning of a novel. Major props to the story and the voice acting.

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  • KennyH
  • 2020-09-19

Did not expect to shred tears

beautiful ending to an amazing Trilogy. this is a must read trilogy for anyone who enjoys great character development let alone Halo.

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  • 2019-02-23

Niquel

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