Halo: Shadows of Reach releases October 20th 2020, author Troy Denning’s fifth novel for the series – and quite undoubtedly his best!
Bridging the gap between Halo 5 and Halo Infinite, the Master Chief and Blue Team return to Reach to extract some vital assets from Doctor Halsey’s lab at CASTLE Base that will help turn the tide against the Created. But an army of Banished stand in their way.
343 was kind enough to provide me with an early copy of Shadows of Reach, so here’s my non-spoiler review of what’s easily become one of my top ten Halo books…
Read More SHADOWS OF REACH – a review of one of Halo’s best books yet (NON-SPOILER)
With Halo Infinite delayed to 2021, now seemed like the perfect time to help catch people up on the last two decades of Halo literature – in the quickest way possible!
You may have recently seen Brian David Gilbert’s delightful descent into madness in his Unravelled series, where he read all of the Halo books over the course of a year as a relative newcomer to the franchise.
I, with all the biases and hot takes of a twenty-year veteran, have similarly assumed the mantle of summing up all of the thirty Halo books in a sentence or two.
Read More Recapping EVERY Halo book in a sentence or two (feat. Hot Takes)
“She is stubborn, brilliant as a nova, dark as a singularity.”
The forces of antagonism in the Halo universe are among some of the most memorable (and quotable) in gaming.
From the soft-spoken machinations of the Prophet of Truth in Halo 2, to Atriox crushing some of the most powerful symbols of the series in his fist – these are characters you don’t soon forget.
Halo 4, however, rather spectacularly buries the lede here. It has become clear that the greatest threat faced not only by humanity, but the galaxy itself, is not an all-consuming parasite, or an army of warmongering mercenaries, or even the Didact himself…
It’s the Librarian.
Read More Why the Librarian is Halo’s greatest antagonist
After seven long years, the Halo TV show is finally within sight.
Over the last year, we’ve been slowly seeing more and more tidbits of news about the show trickle out, following what feels like millennia of “It’s coming, stay tuned!”
Last November, it was announced that the cast had assembled, the table reads completed, and production was ready to begin – and nothing, not even the Flood could stop it! (How naive we were about all things 2020…)
Given all this additional free time that it’s now our civic duty to observe, I thought I’d share some of my own thoughts on the potential of this series and why I’m excited for it.
Read More Why I’m excited for the Halo TV show
Eight years after its conclusion, I thought to revisit the Kilo-5 Trilogy to see how my thoughts may have changed – how I might be able to reconcile with it.
Regrettably, despite my best efforts, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to.
Read More Why I still can’t reconcile with the Kilo-5 Trilogy
Halo now has thirty books.
It’s an incredible, unmatched achievement – and most of it’s excellent. But it is also something that presents a bit of a problem, which can be summarised succinctly as…
Halo now has thirty books!
Read More Halo has a growing transmedia problem
The next movement of the odyssey in the Master Chief’s saga may still be a while away from dropping out of slipspace, but by no means are we totally in the dark as to what awaits us on Installation 07.
Over the summer, Halo: Outpost Discovery toured across the US, and 343 Industries has very kindly uploaded some of the panels that were held at the event.
I thought it well worth plundering these sources for information and insights into what’s to come in Halo Infinite, and see how my faith has been rewarded…
Read More Halo Infinite – Everything We Learned From Outpost Discovery
Earlier this year, I wrote a lengthy analysis of Battle Born, as it very quickly became one of my favourite Halo novels, so I reached out to author Cassandra Rose Clarke and she very kindly agreed to have a chat with me about what’s next for Evie, Saskia, Dorian, Victor, and Spartan Owen in Meridian Divide.
Read More I Interviewed Cassandra Rose Clarke! – A Primer for Halo: Meridian Divide
It’s been about a month since Halo: Renegades released and Kelly Gay’s latest foray into the Halo universe has given the lore community plenty to discuss.
As such, Dave and Dani of Forward Unto Dawn invited me onto their podcast (again!) to discuss some of the intriguing developments that came from this story – mysteries that have been building up for almost a decade…
Read More FUDcast #28 – Halo: Renegades, ‘Forerunner Dynamite Fishing’ (feat. Me!)
Today, Halo: Renegades – Kelly Gay’s sequel to her 2017 novella Halo: Smoke and Shadow – has finally released!
Let me distill the essence of everything I’m about to say into less than a dozen words…
This is the best Halo novel since Silentium.
Read More Halo: Renegades – Non-Spoiler Review