The thrilling short story collection featuring Jeff VanderMeer, Karen Traviss, and Eric Nylund—part of the expanded universe based on the New York Times bestselling video game series Halo!
When humanity expanded beyond the safety of Earth to new stars and horizons, it never dreamed what dangers would be encounter there. When the theocratic alien juggernaut known as the Covenant declared war upon the fragile human empire, millions of lives were lost—but millions of heroes also rose to the challenge. In such a far-reaching conflict, not many tales of the brave have a chance to become legend. This collection of eleven stories dives into the depths of the vast Halo universe, not only from the perspective of those who fought and died to save humanity, but also from those who vowed to wipe it out of existence.
I really liked how this book filled in some gaps in the Halo universe. Each story is unique and interesting to listen to, there wasn’t one of them that was tiresome.
Fantastic Anthology of Covenant War Events
If reading from front to back consecutively and attempting to read the series in chronological order, I recommend reading this book after (in order) The Fall of Reach, Contact Harvest, The Cole Protocol (if you must), Silent Storm, Oblivion, The Flood, First Strike, and Ghosts of Onyx. Furthermore, one might consider reading Karen Travis’s’ trilogy: Glasslands, The Thursday War, and Mortal Dictata, then this anthology prior to reading Hunters in the Dark.
It's a great book to listen to and I loved that it expanded the halo universe. Only issue is, is that it does not contain the updated 2 stories that deal with Soma the Painter or the story Wages of Sin. Still worth a listen to.