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Publisher's Summary

An original novella set in the Halo Universe and based on the New York Times best-selling video game series!

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In a postwar galaxy littered with scrap, it's the salvager's motto. And with a fast ship and a lust for adventure, Rion Forge has certainly made her mark on the trade. When the discovery of a wrecked UNSC cruiser brings Rion's past back to haunt her, stirring fresh hope into a decades-old wound, she's hell-bent on finding answers: What really happened to her father and his ship, the Spirit of Fire? This novella also contains the complete text of Kelly Gay's short story "Into the Fire", originally featured in the collection Halo: Fractures.

©2016 Kelly Gay (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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Good story but annoying narrator.

Scott Brick is usually one of my favourite narrators but it was really heard to listen to him mispronounce Rion Forges' name constantly. Rion is pronounced like Ryan but he kept referring to her are Rioune. That kind of killed the story for me.

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  • Evan
  • 2017-02-27

Scott is still boring

It was a good book but Scott Brick is still very boring compared to Euen Morton from the kilo 5 trilogy.

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  • Aaron G.
  • 2017-01-15

A damn good Gap filler

short and sweet I just want to say that this book not only explained a lot of missing things with both Halo Wars and with the newer Halo series with four and five but it connected the two finally and further got me hyped for a future title that my return to a Halo game with more of a Halo feel and that is ultimately what everybody wants whether they know it or not. Thanks Audible and thank you to everyone else that helped make this happen!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2016-12-20

Awsome!

The worst thing about this book is not knowing when the next will come out. it will certainly be a relisten.

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  • Irving Gil
  • 2017-01-10

Crazy

This is an amazing story and great warm up to halo wars 2. The story is actually engaging and keeps you wanting more. Performance could be better.

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  • Tom
  • 2017-01-07

Short but entertaining

Wished it was a full blown novel. Overall well written for the length of this piece.

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  • Blake Dahl
  • 2016-12-27

another good halo book

this was another great Halo book, my only complaint is that it's too short in duration

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  • Nicholas A. Hernandez
  • 2017-02-01

More Scott Brick....

title says it all. I am really not a fan of Scott Brick's performance, all his characters sound the same. He is nowhere close to the worst, but I wish these halo books would branch out to other narrators again.

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  • Lou
  • 2016-12-03

Great Halo book!

I love Halo Cannon and Lore! This book connects with "Halo Wars and Halo Wars 2" games and nicely done!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-04-29

Scott brick is hot garbage

STOP USING SCOTT BRICK HE IS STEAMING GARBAGE!!! The story itself was the first halo book I found myself not fully enjoying. It almost felt like I was listening to twighlight with the MCs being agnsty teenagers acting as emo as possible.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-04-03

disappointing

I listen to Halo books for interesting concepts and action. this one is short on those and long on emotional angst and the sort of stuff that used to be in the harlequin bodice ripper genre. neither uplifting nor interesting I'm sorry I took the time to listen 😝