Halo: The Fall of Reach

Halo The Fall of Reach As the bloody Human Covenant War rages on Halo the fate of humankind may rest with one warrior the lone SPARTAN survivor of another legendary battle the desperate take no prisoners struggle that le

  • Title: Halo: The Fall of Reach
  • Author: Eric S. Nylund
  • ISBN: 9780345451323
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
  • Halo: The Fall of Reach

    As the bloody Human Covenant War rages on Halo, the fate of humankind may rest with one warrior, the lone SPARTAN survivor of another legendary battle the desperate, take no prisoners struggle that led humanity to Halo the fall of the planet Reach Now, brought to life for the first time, here is the full story of that glorious, doomed conflict.While the brutal CovenanAs the bloody Human Covenant War rages on Halo, the fate of humankind may rest with one warrior, the lone SPARTAN survivor of another legendary battle the desperate, take no prisoners struggle that led humanity to Halo the fall of the planet Reach Now, brought to life for the first time, here is the full story of that glorious, doomed conflict.While the brutal Covenant juggernaut sweeps inexorably through space, intent on wiping out humankind, only one stronghold remains the planet Reach Practically on Earth s doorstep, it is the last military fortress to defy the onslaught But the personnel here have another, higher priority to prevent the Covenant from discovering the location of Earth.Outnumbered and outgunned, the soldiers seem to have little chance against the Covenant, but Reach holds a closely guarded secret It is the training ground for the very first super soldiers Code named SPARTANs, these highly advanced warriors, specially bioengineered and technologically augmented, are the best in the universe quiet, professional, and deadly.Now, as the ferocious Covenant attack begins, a handful of SPARTANs stand ready to wage ultimate war They will kill, they will be destroyed, but they will never surrender And at least one of them the SPARTAN known as Master Chief will live to fight another day on a mysterious and ancient, artificial world called Halo

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    1. Tena

      Ha! A book about Halo?! ROFL.I was wrong. Expected this: "Grenade, headshot, headshot. Two grunts down. More grenades. 360 no scoped an Elite." etc. A book about mindlessly shooting things up.Got this: A book that doesn't focus on wars or engagements, but the thoughts and emotions of the Spartan's (yes, they have emotions!). You place yourself in their shoes and they are no longer dudes who are just good at shooting things. You see the painful life of brainwashing and conditioning they've gone t [...]

    2. Tom

      I have played all of the Halo games and followed the story in the games and thoroughly enjoyed them. I was given this book several years ago and never got around to reading them, until I got my hands on the audio book version! This book was incredible. It was not predictable at all. It begins when Master Chief was selected as a child for the Spartan program. Putting the setting well before the first Halo game. The author does a great job describing Master Chief and getting the readers following [...]

    3. Dirk Grobbelaar

      This is essentially a military Sci-Fi book with echoes of both Starship Troopers and Ender's Game. I haven't played the Halo games as I don't own an XBox, although I did dip into Combat Evolved at some stage (the one Halo that came out on PC). I remain intrigued by the concept of the Halo (a Ringworld-like structure - albeit much smaller). At this stage I would like to insert a comment on some of the negative reviews listed. This book is based on a video game franchise, yes, and is likely aimed [...]

    4. Claudiu

      Originally posted on: gametrailers/users/SlaFirst off, and foremost actually, I beg of you all to not believe the hype that this book has surrounded itself in. It is, by far, one of the worst Sci-Fi reads I've had in recent history and the few good things about it get eclipsed by the shoddy writing and the down right awfulness that are most of the characters.Right, let's get some structure in here.The plague of tie-in booksTie-in books have been around for a long time now. They're that special k [...]

    5. Jeannette Nikolova

      Also available on the WondrousBooks blog.*** 1.5 stars ***Well at least I tried.I have a friend who is a big Halo: The Fall of Reach fan and in his attempt to get me interested in the story, he convinced me to give it a shot.I really, really tried to like the story, the book, the writing I couldn't.Halo: The Fall of Reach to me was poorly written and rather dreary, shallow and messy. Many events came to be in the book, but the story moved so little in terms of world-building. Yes, of course the [...]

    6. Jerome

      Mass market paperbacks covering someone else's IP must be a pain to write, since you're probably under a huge time constraint to come up with 250 pages worth of story constrained by existing canon. But even more constricting is the fact that your work is permitted to exist only to further sales of the primary product. In essence, your book is a commercial. Given that, Nylund does a pretty decent job putting some life into a killing game. While the protagonist, John 117, hardly rises above the au [...]

    7. Mike Smith

      This was a bit better than I expected for a book based on a video game. This is the prequel to the game Halo, which involves a cybernetically enhanced super-soldier battling aliens over possession of a massive ring in space built by a long-dead species. The plot is pretty thin and goes through some major contortions to get all the major characters where they need to be to begin the game. The characters themselves are fairly one-dimensional, with most of the soldiers being either cowards or noble [...]

    8. Melisa Ramonda

      No le doy mas porque la escritura es muy simple (despues de todo, pobre Eric, tuvo que escribirlo en siete semanas de mierda) pero lo disfrute muchisimo y fue muy interesante conocer esos detalles del universo que no se encuentran en los juegos. Muy bueno n.n

    9. Logan

      Halo is one of my favorite video game franchises. Master Chief is a tough and heroic protagonist with a charming and witty sidekick in Cortana. But one of the things I was always yearning more for in Halo was backstory; why is the Covenant on a pilgrimage? How did the Spartans start? Are there more? Behold, the Halo books.The Fall of Reach is, honestly, an awesome book. It's not what you'd expect when you hear it's a book about a video game. Rather than 360 no-scoping, Eric Nylund pens a tragic [...]

    10. Tina

      I wasn't expecting too much from this book, so I was more than surprised at the quality of the novel. Granted, it doesn't hit the level of "literature", but for a fun, guilty-pleasure read, it's wonderful. The author has very fluid prose that keeps you addicted to the story but doesn't rush you through it. Also, given this is a prequel to the games, the author was kind of stuck writing within certain parameters, meaning that he had to conform to the series' history/locations, and he has to ensur [...]

    11. Tyler

      Halo, The Fall of the Reach by Eric Nylund Summary, The Fall of Reach is a prequel telling the story of humanity's war against a technologically superior race called the Covenant, a mysterious race on a religious crusade to destroy all of humanity. The story focuses on the hero John and his fellow Spartans Sam, and Kelly enhanced human beings bred as soldiers for humanity's military and the best chance the humans have for victory in the losing war against the covenant. John, Sam and Kelly were k [...]

    12. Nathan

      Originally I thought the book was going to be some kind of, mash up of random killing and plain old combat like the games can be. Boy was I wrong. It is amazing how much actual story line and background they add to the rest of the books/games with just the one book! I am aware that the author had to go into the game and possibly even look up different halo history to keep the book as accurate as possible, which can be a tough job. Even so the book was still written and done very well. Every time [...]

    13. Jesse Booth

      The Halo story is phenomenal. For people who just play the video games, you are missing out on the best part. Gameplay may be fun, but reading about the actual story completes the game.Fall of Reach is a prequel to the original Halo: Combat Evolved story and gives amazing insight on how John 117 came to be. He definitely has more of a personality in the book, so it was good to actually see that.As the title of the book indicates, this story goes into detail about the events leading up to when Th [...]

    14. Ken

      I was reading the gaming blog Kotaku as my daily routine when I saw a live action trailer for the latest Halo game, Halo: Reach. I was taken away immediate and noticed one of the commentors said that if you like this trailer, you definitely have to read the book The Fall of Reach by Eric Nylund.The only experience I've had with Halo so far was a few minutes watching my friend play Halo 2 at his place, and so had doubts of whether I will understand or enjoy the story. In the end I decided to give [...]

    15. Mike (the Paladin)

      This book is based on a video gamed it's pretty good. I was in the mood for a straight forward even simple story. Good guys vs bad guys, military space opera, aliens who want to conquer the universe, or burn it Cool.Okay, so it's not Tolstoy or Dickens (not that Dickens is necessarily all that hot LOL). But these books (there is a series based on the game) are fun, action packed and really pretty well written.We open with the "founding of" or "recruiting of" the Spartans. "Of course" our hero is [...]

    16. Kim

      Absolutely loved it.I'm such a fan of the games, and having that extra knowledge of everything made it a lot easier for me to read. I'm no army nut and I don't know a lot about gun power and different types of ships or army tactics - but having played all the halo games for years made it so much simpler to understand everything that was going on.I love that I now have a further in-depth backstory to refer to for a lot of the characters.Definitely recommend it for Halo fans wanting to engage more [...]

    17. Angie

      I was very curious about reading this book because I am a huge fan of the games. I thought it was a good book and does a great job of explaining where Master Chief (the game's main character) comes from. I loved that part. But of course there is a lot of war going on in the book and I didn't enjoy that. It is my first war novel and I'll admit that is not something I enjoy reading. I won't continue the series. I also wish it had better cover art. I mean it looks like a cartoon!angelasanxiouslife

    18. Liam

      Back in the day I was an enormous Halo fanboy. I played all the Bungie games, and read the reputable novels - listened to the soundtracks, even watched the fairly shitty anime tie-ins.I used to say that it was the greatest universe of all time, which looking back may be a tad of an exaggeration. I maintain however that, for a dumb first-person shooter, the expanded universe that grew to encompass the games is unique in its quality and its depth.Fall of Reach wasn't as great as I remember it bein [...]

    19. Scarlett

      I thought this book was ok. I thought the storyline was actually very interesting. The beginning I especially thought was good, when it was talking about the kids who were basically kidnapped when they were 6 and then trained to be these super warriors. Then about halfway through I lost interest. It stopped focusing on John/Master Chief for quite a while and was just random characters fighting aliens and I felt like it was just this non-stop emotionless battle. Also it contained a lot of militar [...]

    20. Aron

      Halo: Fall of Reach is a science fiction book by Eric S. Nylund. The book is about how a group of Bio engineered soldiers codename Spartan. They tried to destroy all maps showing where earth is so the aliens cannot discover where their home world is. The book tells how the Spartans will not surrender but will die to the last man standing. Fall of Reach talks about only one of the Spartans making it off the planet the rest die. This book exceeded expectations because it was action packed but also [...]

    21. SundanceAnn

      I'd recommend this book for anyone that enjoys the HALO games. This is more than the typical video-game inspired book.The story revolves around Master Chief. It deals with his upbringing, training, and fighting. But it also shows Master Chief's perspective as a Spartan. Master Chief tends to see things in absolutes. This logic helps him in battle though it does lead to moments of minor confusion in social settings. Master Chief is the perfect soldier, which is perhaps why dealing with civilians [...]

    22. Daisy Hu

      Awesome book, especially for a person like me, who likes both the Halo game, and the story. Not recommended for people 8 or younger.

    23. Sam Funston

      I have just finished this book and am very happy with it. The book covers more of John's life from a child being abducted to a badass super soldier than the fall of reach which is the way I preferred as I played Halo Reach before reading this so how Reach fell was already covered for me from a lore point. I found Johns life and connections to other Spartans interesting and sad as they all die beside himself. My favourite Halo book out of the seven I have read.

    24. Austin Richards

      This amazing book is a science fiction novel by Eric Nylund. It is action packed and gives you chills when you read certain war scenes. It is a good well written book . Master Chief is one of the main characters he is every one of the wars. It is about the fight between the covenant and USC they fight to prot ect their own.

    25. Rhys Grimshaw

      Any fan of Halo knows the story of Reach whether it from the game of the same name or from information gleaned over the years. It does relay the events of the fall of reach but the book contains so much more. This novel is all about the Spartan program from inception to completion, it’s the story of how the war with the covenant began and it tells us all about the legendary Master Chief.For those who’ve played the Halo games you know the story is very good and it evokes a feeling that there [...]

    26. Nic

      Personal ResponseI really enjoyed this book. Being a player of the video game I had some background going into the book. That is not why I liked the book though. I liked it because it genuinely caught my attention. I have always been one to like Sci-Fi and this book hit that on the head. It has all the elements of a good science fiction, It has aliens, spacecraft, technology way more advanced than now, and a good survival story to back. PlotThe year is 2525 and Dr. Catherine Halsey and Lieutenan [...]

    27. Chris Martin

      I very much enjoyed reading "Halo: The Fall of Reach" by Eric Nylund. It is a science fiction novel based on the smash video game, Halo: Reach for Xbox. As you might have guessed, the story tells of how the humans’ main military base, Reach, falls to the Covenant, an advanced alien race hellbent on destroying the human race.This book begins with the Spartans engaging a Covenant force on a human-colony planet. The Spartans win on the ground, but the planet ends up being blown-up because the spa [...]

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