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The second novel of the Forerunner Saga trilogy by science-fiction legend Greg Bear - set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times best-selling video game series!

One hundred thousand years ago. In the wake of the apparent self-destruction of the alien Forerunner empire, two humans - Chakas and Riser - are like flotsam washed up on very strange shores indeed. Captured by the Forerunner known as the Master Builder and then misplaced during a furious battle in space, Chakas and Riser now find themselves on an inverted world where horizons rise into the sky and humans of all kinds are trapped in a perilous cycle of horror and neglect. They have become both research animals and strategic pawns in a cosmic game whose madness knows no end - a game of ancient vengeance between the powers who seeded the galaxy with life and the Forerunners who expect to inherit their sacred Mantle of Responsibility to all living things.

In the company of a young girl and an old man, Chakas begins an epic journey across a lost and damaged Halo ringworld in search of a way home, an explanation for the warrior spirits rising up within, and the reason for the Forerunner Librarian’s tampering with human destiny. Their travels will take them into the domain of a powerful and monstrous intelligence - known as “the Captive” by Forerunners and “the Primordial” by ancient human warriors, this being may not only control the fate of Chakas, Riser, and the rest of humanity, but of all sentient life across the galaxy....

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  • DEMOND WASHINGTON
  • 2019-02-08

mind blown again!!!!

once again my questions are answered but now I have more questions which I'm sure will be answered in the next book!!!

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  • Gannon Prather
  • 2020-08-05

Can't stand the characters.

The characters were bearable as side characters in Cryptum, but an entire book about them got old, and uninteresting very quickly. I made it about halfway, and can't bring myself to finish.

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  • Bryson Robbins
  • 2019-07-13

get back to master chief please!

lots of confusing, boring moments with no real sense put into them. few but some moments of greatness. overall wish I could have skipped this book, or at least read an overview of key points needing to understand for next books.

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  • Shanna Hughes
  • 2020-12-02

not very good

the only interesting part of the story came 5 minutes before the end, otherwise it was just a drag. I dont feel like it added anything to the halo universe.

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  • Logan
  • 2020-11-20

Installation 07 and side character details

this is the 2nd book in the trilogy. this book is easy to glaze over. isnt bad book but it is really easy to lose what's going on or whats happening.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-09-16

amazing narration

the narration was absolutely amazing. it was the original voice actor for 343 guilty spark

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  • Nicholas
  • 2020-05-08

Another Great Addition!

im loving my journey into the extended universe for Halo. it's been a blast every step of the way!

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  • Eric Childs
  • 2020-04-09

Very insightful

I love these Halo lore books. honestly, they just keep getting better and better (except, unfortunately, for one narrator who likes to whisper)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-01-24

bruh

last couple chapters gave me chills. well done. you choose in reader was perfect. I love it.

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  • Nicholas
  • 2019-12-30

Caught in the crossfire. Who's the Guilty Spark?

Marooned on a planet sized weapon, Chakas watches his world burn. His final fate approaches...