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Reach fell, and when hope seemed lost, humanity stood face-to-face with the possible extinction of all life in the galaxy and lived to tell the tale.
But that was just one epic battle, and the war rages on . . .
The Covenant shows no mercy as they continue to assault every human world they can find, but in their way lies humanitys great champion, Spartan-117, the Master Chief. Together with his AI companion Cortana and the last remaining Spartans, the fight continues on two fronts.
One takes a crew of Spartans to the charred surface of Reach, the only planet theyve ever known as home. But beneath the surface, Dr. Halsey has discovered an ancient secret…one that could alter the course of the war.
Meanwhile, Master Chief and Cortana head towards a gathering of Covenant warships because the UNSCs worst nightmare has come true: the Covenant has discovered the location of Earth and is forming a massive fleet to destroy it…and all who oppose the will of the Prophets.
Newly edited and revised, this edition of "First Strike" features Eric Nylundat the helm, and bridges the events that take place in the game "Halo: CombatEvolved" and its blockbuster follow-up, "Halo 2."
The definitive edition of the novel that bridges the story of Halo®: Combat Evolved and Halo® 2
Rounding out Tors series of reissues of the original three Halo novels, this newly edited and revised edition of First Strike
is a must-have for all Halo fans. Featuring author Eric Nylund at the helm, this tale bridges the events that take place in the game Halo: Combat Evolved
(as novelized in The Flood
) and its blockbuster follow-up, Halo 2
After destroying the first Halo, Master Chief and Cortana attempt to voyage back home among a myriad of deadly Covenant attacks. With a battle weary squad, that includes the last of the Spartan-II survivors and the programs creator, Dr. Catherine Halsey, First Strike delivers an action-packed space opera told against the backdrop of one of the richest and most complex Science Fiction franchises of our time.
About the Author
Eric Nylund has written three novels based in the Halo video game universe: Halo: The Fall of Reach, Halo: First Strike, and Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, as well as the epic mythology incarnate series that begins with Mortal Coils and All That Lives Must Die. He lives near Seattle on a rain-drenched mountain with his wife, Syne Mitchell.