By William C. Dietz
Succeed in HAS FALLEN.
THE COVENANT warfare desktop RAGES ON.
HUMANITY’S final wish LIES WITH THE workforce OF THE PILLAR OF AUTUMN—THE INDOMITABLE CAPTAIN JACOB KEYES, employees SERGEANT AVERY JOHNSON, THE AI CORTANA, 1000's OF FEARLESS MARINES . . . AND SPARTAN 117, THE grasp CHIEF.
Having slightly escaped the conflict for achieve, the group of the Pillar of Autumn is compelled to make a leap into Slipspace in hopes of evading the huge alien alliance hell-bent on wiping out humanity. yet their vacation spot brings them to an historical secret and an excellent better struggle.
In this far-flung nook of the universe floats a magnificently mammoth synthetic ring global . . . a build from a protracted misplaced race. The humans’ purely wish of survival is to crash land on its floor and take the conflict opposed to the Covenant to the ground.
But they quickly observe that this enigmatic ring global is way greater than it sort of feels. outfitted 100,000 years in the past through a civilization often called the Forerunners, this “Halo” is worshipped via the Covenant---a sacred artifact that they wish will entire their non secular quest for meant transcendence. they'll cease at not anything to regulate it.
Engaged in a fierce flooring conflict, grasp leader and Cortana pass deep into the Halo build to discover a dismal mystery; this enigmatic ring international can also be the universe’s most threatening weapon. Its objective: the destruction of all sentient existence. For the Forerunners equipped the Halo to conflict the universe’s so much vicious enemy---a nearly unstoppable and unexpectedly reawakened strength referred to as The Flood.
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No! no longer the Covenant. Them! ” That was once the entire Spartan may possibly get from the crazed Marine. “The floor is again that way,” the grasp leader stated, pointing towards the door. “I recommend that you simply reload this weapon, hand over losing ammo, and head topside. when you get there hunker down and stay up for aid. There’ll be a dust-off afterward. Do you learn me? ” the personal authorized the weapon, yet endured to blather. A second later he curled right into a fetal ball, whimpered, then fell silent. the guy may by no means make it out on my own. something used to be transparent from the Marine’s ramblings. Assuming that Keyes and his troops have been nonetheless alive, they have been in a heap of difficulty. That left the manager with little selection; he needed to placed the best variety of lives first. The younger soldier had in actual fact been throughout the wringer—but he’d need to look forward to support until eventually the grasp leader accomplished his undertaking. Slowly, reluctantly, he became to enquire the remainder of the room. The is still of a badly shattered ramp led up over a small fireplace towards the walkway at the point above. He felt warmth wash round him as he stepped over a lifeless Elite, took convenience from the truth that the physique have been riddled with bullets, and made his approach up onto a round gallery. From there, the grasp leader proceeded via a sequence of doors and mysteriously empty rooms, until eventually he arrived on the most sensible of a ramp the place a lifeless Marine and a wide pool of blood brought on him to pause. He had some time past realized to belief his instincts—and they nagged at him now. whatever felt unsuitable. It used to be quiet, with just a hole booming sound to disturb the differently excellent silence. He used to be just about anything, he might believe it, yet what? the executive descended the ramp. He arrived at the point spot on the backside, and observed the hatch to his left. Weapon on the prepared, he carefully approached the steel barrier. The door sensed his presence, slid open, and dumped a useless Marine into his fingers. The Spartan felt his pulse quicken, as he bent a little bit to trap the physique earlier than it crashed into the floor. He held the MA5B one-handed and lined the room past as top he may perhaps, looking for a aim. not anything. He progressed, then spun on his heel and pointed the gun again the best way he’d come. rattling it, it felt like eyes bored into the again of his head. somebody was once gazing him. He sponsored into the room, and the door slid close. He reduced the physique to the floor, then stepped away. The toe of his boot hit a few empty shell casings which rolled away. That’s whilst he learned that there have been millions of empties—so many who they almost carpeted the ground. He spotted a Marine helmet, and bent to select it up. a reputation were stenciled around the aspect. JENKINS. A vid cam was once connected, the type worn by way of the common strive against group so that they may critique the venture after they lower back to base, feed facts to the ghouls in Intelligence, and on events like this one, supply investigators with information about the situations surrounding their deaths. The Spartan got rid of the camera’s reminiscence chip, slotted the machine into one of many receptacles on his personal helmet, and watched the playback through a window on his HUD.