Many are fans of Halo who are drawn to his books, either by his plot, or by trying to learn a little more about the traditions of this science fiction universe. The truth is that since its inception, the literature of Halo featured novels and comics, reaching the point that the first to go on sale, Halo the Fall of Reach, he did it a few days before the start of the first game.
However, we had to wait 343 Industries took the reins of the franchise as the books stopped having a complementary role and ended up having a leading one. As on many occasions, there are important plot events that are not counted in the
Games. However, its repercussions are visible, for example the meeting of the blue team. What was seen in a comic and not explained in Halo 5
So we can come to the conclusion that the Halo books are of great importance in understanding the context and the continuity of the games, but now the question is where to start? The answer will depend on each one, since in the more than eighty written works, we can find a great diversity of plots.
Many paths to choose from
If you want to know the origin of Halo rings and their creators, you should read the Forerunner saga. Where without a doubt his latest opus, Silence halo, you take the most important role, as it tells us about the last days of the Forerunner civilization. In addition to his desperate final action against the flood. Likewise, its chapters have a code that, when entered on the official website, unlocks an epilogue.
If instead you want to know how it started the war between humanity and the Pact, Contact Harvest this will be your book, because it tells the story of the first meeting between the two civilizations. For the “Xenohistorians”
On the other hand, for the most fanatic of games, the book can be interesting Halo the deluge, which expands the events of what has already been seen in Halo CE and Fireteam Raven. The first attack places us between Halo CE and Halo 2, serving as a prequel to the latter, while the comics Halo lift they place us between 2 and 3.
A universe to discover
If on the contrary, what you want is to know the end of the powerful Didact and the meeting of the blue team, the comics Escalation of the halo
Finally, it is worth highlighting the Cole Protocol. A story with various protagonists in various factions. Which, are seen in the task of chasing some files with the so precious location of the Earth. Many more are books worth mentioning. How are those belonging to the Kilo-Five trilogyHowever, there are so many that there wouldn’t be time to explain them all.
Fortunately in the Halopedia we can find a complete catalog with summaries of the plot of them. Now that you know a little more about the literature of Halo maybe you can start a new journey through this great fictional universe. We remind you that this week we took a journey through the past and the future of Halo. We were also able to interview the great composer Marty O’Donnell. Don’t miss it!
Thanks to Rafael Gomez for this magnificent text.