By Eric Nylund
Because the bloody Human-Covenant warfare rages on Halo, the destiny of humankind might leisure with one warrior, the lone SPARTAN survivor of one other mythical conflict . . . the determined, take-no-prisoners fight that led humanity to Halo--the fall of the planet achieve. Now, delivered to existence for the 1st time, this is the total tale of that excellent, doomed clash.
While the brutal Covenant juggernaut sweeps inexorably via house, rationale on wiping out humankind, just one stronghold remains--the planet achieve. essentially on Earth's doorstep, it's the final army fort to defy the onslaught. however the group of workers the following have one other, larger precedence: to avoid the Covenant from studying the site of Earth.
Outnumbered and outgunned, the warriors appear to have little likelihood opposed to the Covenant, yet succeed in holds a heavily guarded mystery. it's the education flooring for the first actual "super soldiers." Code-named SPARTANs, those hugely complex warriors, particularly bioengineered and technologically augmented, are the easiest within the universe--quiet, expert, and lethal.
Now, because the ferocious Covenant assault starts off, a handful of SPARTANs stand able to salary final warfare. they are going to kill, they are going to be destroyed, yet they're going to by no means quit. And no less than certainly one of them--the SPARTAN referred to as grasp Chief--will stay to struggle one other day on a mysterious and old, synthetic global known as Halo. . . .
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Reach was one of the UNSC’s largest industrial bases, ringed with high-orbit gun batteries, space docks, and a fleet of heavily-armed capital ships. On the planet’s surface were Marine and Navy Special Warfare training grounds, OCS schools, and between her underground facilities and the surface were three hundred meters of hardened steel and concrete. The room where she now stood could withstand a direct hit from an 80-megaton nuke. So why did she feel so vulnerable? Dr. Halsey knew what she had to do.
Dr. Halsey spotted John, subject Number 117, the first boy she had confirmed as a viable candidate. He wrinkled his forehead, confused, but he listened with rapt attention. ” The children stirred. Their handlers kept a firm grip on their shoulders. “This place will become your home,” Dr. Halsey said in as soothing a voice as she could muster. “Your fellow trainees will be your family now. The training will be difficult. ” Patriotic words, but they rang hollow in her ears. She had wanted to tell them the truth—but how could she?
John heard an owl hooting in the distance. He marched toward the sound. “Hey, owl,” he said when he was close. Sam stepped out from behind a tree and grinned. ” They walked around the circumference of the lake, gathering the rest of the children in the squad. John counted them to make sure: sixty-seven. “Let’s get the map pieces together,” Kelly suggested. “Good idea,” John said. “Sam, take three and scout the area. ” Sam picked Fhajad, James, and Linda and then the four of them took off into the brush.
The Fall of Reach (Halo, Book 1) by Eric Nylund