By William C. Dietz
Achieve HAS FALLEN.
THE COVENANT battle desktop RAGES ON.
HUMANITY’S final wish LIES WITH THE staff OF THE PILLAR OF AUTUMN—THE INDOMITABLE CAPTAIN JACOB KEYES, employees SERGEANT AVERY JOHNSON, THE AI CORTANA, 1000's OF FEARLESS MARINES . . . AND SPARTAN 117, THE grasp CHIEF.
Having slightly escaped the conflict for succeed in, the staff of the Pillar of Autumn is compelled to make a leap into Slipspace in hopes of evading the giant alien alliance hell-bent on wiping out humanity. yet their vacation spot brings them to an historical secret and a fair better struggle.
In this far-flung nook of the universe floats a magnificently titanic man made ring global . . . a build from an extended misplaced race. The humans’ in simple terms desire of survival is to crash land on its floor and take the conflict opposed to the Covenant to the ground.
But they quickly notice that this enigmatic ring international is far greater than it kind of feels. equipped 100,000 years in the past through a civilization referred to as the Forerunners, this “Halo” is worshipped by means of the Covenant---a sacred artifact that they wish will entire their spiritual quest for meant transcendence. they are going to cease at not anything to regulate it.
Engaged in a fierce flooring conflict, grasp leader and Cortana pass deep into the Halo build to discover a gloomy mystery; this enigmatic ring international can be the universe’s most deadly weapon. Its objective: the destruction of all sentient lifestyles. For the Forerunners outfitted the Halo to conflict the universe’s such a lot vicious enemy---a almost unstoppable and without warning reawakened strength referred to as The Flood.
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