An original novel set in the Halo universe—based on the New York Times bestselling video game series!
October 2559. With the galaxy in the suffocating grip of a renegade artificial intelligence, another perilous threat has quietly emerged in the shadows: the Keepers of the One Freedom, a fanatical and merciless Covenant splinter group, has made its way beyond the borders of the galaxy to an ancient Forerunner installation known as the Ark. Led by an infamous Brute named Castor, the Keepers intend to achieve what the Covenant, in all its might, failed to: activate Halo and take the last steps on the path of the Great Journey into transcendence.
But unknown to Castor and his new, unexpected ally on the Ark, there are traitors to the cause in their midst—namely the Ferrets, composed of Office of Naval Intelligence operative Veta Lopis and her young team of Spartan-IIIs, who have been infiltrating the Keepers to lay the groundwork for Castor’s assassination. But with ONI’s field operations now splintered and cut off by the Guardian threat, Veta’s original mission has suddenly and dramatically escalated in scope. There’s simply no choice or fallback plan—either the Ferrets somehow stop the Keepers or the galaxy faces an extinction-level event….
Great Story with a Sub-par Voice
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but it was annoying to hear the way that the reader was saying various phrases, which are sometimes drastically different than most of the other audiobooks in the franchise
Good story, horrible narrator
Troy Denning has created another great Halo story masterpiece, but when it comes to an audiobook the narrator is just as important as the author. I felt as though this was a student attempting to narrate their first book; mumbling and inarticulate for much of story and the attempts at doing different voices, especially for the Brutes, was amateur. This is not what I would expect from the Halo cannon. I will not purchase any other Halo books with this narrator and warn others before buying.
Solid Halo Story
Another great entry into the halo timeline. Thoroughly enjoyed the story. I recommend. I’m always skeptical when we get new narrators. However she did a good job. My only issue is when she talks about the MAC round. She says the letters M A C instead of MAC together like in the rest of the lore. Just a small nitpicky mistake.