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Publisher's Summary

An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times best-selling video game series!

Molly Patel was only seven years old when the alien alliance known as the Covenant destroyed her homeworld and killed her family. As one of the few to escape the glassing of Paris IV, and despite the United Nations Space Command winning the war on behalf of humanity, Molly never forgot how much she had lost.

Nine years later, when her adoptive parents - research scientists specializing in ancient Forerunner technology - are called to the mysterious and wondrous place known as Onyx, Molly vehemently objects. It's not so much that Molly's concerned about relocating to inside a spherical construct the diameter of an entire solar system but the fact that she also has to live alongside members of the same alien species that murdered her family. And when the Servants of the Abiding Truth - a violent ex-Covenant sect under the guidance of the notorious Pale Blade - somehow makes its way inside this supposedly impregnable sphere, Molly is now forced to consider if she and her new parents have made a terrible and fatal mistake in coming here....

©2017 Matt Forbeck (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Lucy's Development

let me start by saying this, the story is done really well. If I could, I would give an Overall 4.5/5 stars but that's not possible.

In the story of "Ghosts of Onyx"(another great book in the for Halo lore) it says that Lucy is unable to speak because of some form of PTSD or mental condition caused by the Sleeping star mission.(Note: I might be wrong on the name. I'm reffering the to prologue story in Ghosts of Onyx where all but Spartans Tom and Lucy died) Leaving Lucy unable to talk without extreme effort on her end. but this is a minor nitpick on my part for continuity sakes. this also takes place in the mini story in the book "Fractures". I may have missed some character development. and If i have, forgive my ignorance but don't let this minor continuity error stop you from liking the book.

The performance was well done and I loved the story.

thank you for reading this and enjoy the book if you decide to get if.

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Top notch!

Legacy of Onyx is definitely a new favorite, well done, well done! How far we've come.

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exeptional

Great story. introduces us to a different point of view before halo 6. would recommend

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  • John
  • 2018-12-14

Halo

This book really followed the story of a bunch of kids in the aftermath of the war on Onyx (Trevelion) trying to co exist and prove there species can live together. It’s pretty good but it’s not your average halo book with soldiers Spartans and combat etc. I recommend it if you want to follow the lore and learn about halo 5 events but not if you only wanna read about usual combat etc.

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  • Sebastian Aguirre
  • 2017-12-09

Never thought I wouldn't like a halo novel

I was so excited to find out what happened to onyx and then the book starts out being told from the perspective of a little girl... That in itself isn't bothersome but it's the context that makes it so. This is a halo novel. It's about super soldiers, fighting badass alien, in the midst of a galaxy that was once run by a race of beings unfathomably, technologically advanced... if I'm hearing about children it better be a spartan. The story is SO fucking whiny. It's constantly focusing on the pitiful emotions of the children that are the main characters. When ever you do finally get a bit of action, it's short, disappointing, incredibly anti-climactic. There's a few pages at the end where you're FINALLY teased with the promise of upcoming Spartan badassery and the author than completely deflates what 8 games and 19 novels have spent over a decade building in that of the reputation, ability, and intelligence of the GODS that are Spartans, with a pathetic attempt at tantalizing story telling that is only KINDLY described as unimaginative, short, and just plain inconsistent when every other instance you've seen a spartan. He allows both Spartans so go down with barely a fight, which was sooo obviously done just so the author could have an excuse for the stupid little girl and her kid friends to swoop in and save the day. It seemed like I was reading one of those books that's meant to pander to children as it's audience. Putting them in situations that just would never happen and making them the heroes of scenarios that would so obviously be taken care of by the 100s of other specialized adults that are obviously trying to solve the same issue. It's was just sad. And it make me more sad to think that now any story on onyx is going to include this boring little brat and her Patric band of average ass kids -_-

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  • daniel jimenez
  • 2018-10-22

Dont listen to the naysayers

While told from an unusual viewpoint, this Halo novel turned out to be one of my favorites. It ties in neatly with the most recent events in Halo 5 and tells the story of another important place in the universe at large during those events.

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  • austin
  • 2021-05-24

Good story

A lot of negative reviews I don't understand. the book is written from the POV of teenagers so it's supposed to sound whiny. It may not be as action packed as other Halo books but I enjoyed the story of how different species were learning to live together and the struggles that required.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-12-20

should be a middle school book report option. LIKE

"Animal Farm", but instead of communism it's racism/ xeno-phobia. This book covers some DEEP socal and psychological concepts that kids need to know. yes there is Violence, but no more then playing the 1st HALO game, and that was rated Teen.... then changed to M because there was drops of blood (ughh dumb ratings).

my point is it's easy to see how wrong hate is in this book. Then you just have to ask yourself, how is this xeno hate differnt then Race hate.... it isn't. I forgot I read this when younger. and it helped me understand a cup of the bucket of hate some races deal with.

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  • Ryan
  • 2017-12-03

Not the best Halo book. Not the worst

Main protagonist isn't loveable nor are the friends of the protagonist. Character development is slow and then does an immediate 180 followed by a boring climax.

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  • Tyler Burgmann
  • 2022-06-02

A good bridge story

Not a bad story, but mainly bridges the gaps between time spaces in the games and book lineage. More of a setup book for the next which i do look forward to

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  • Christie Lynch
  • 2022-05-31

My new favorite halo book.

While master chief doesnt make an appearance, the expanded lore of Onyx is really cool, and the adventure of the younglings of this book is fresh for the halo series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-05-16

Scott brick is hot steaming garbage

Please, please, please stop using scott brick he is a pile of hot steaming garbage.

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  • Spencer Drumm
  • 2021-12-22

excellent

one of my favorites in the series so far, the performance by scott brick was, as always, superb.