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Read Halo: Smoke and Shadow

On 10/23/2023 at 01:06 PM by KnightDriver

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Stumbled across another Halo book, started reading, and then realized I'd read it before, but I continued on and finished it, enjoying it quite a bit, so much so, that I looked for a continuation of the story and found it in Halo: Renegades (reading now) and Halo: Last Light, all written by Kelly Gay. 


The central character is Rion Forge, a salvager who, in addition to salalvaging wrecks from the human/Covenant war,  is also looking for her father, a soldier lost in the war while serving on an important UNSC ship, The Spirit of Fire. 

You get to know her colorful crew, her rough and tumble life, how she came to command a salvage ship, and thrill to the action as they encounter exCovenant fanatics and ONI, the UNSC's secret forces whom often use Spartans. Both exCovey and ONI are interested in what the salvagers find, especially Forerunner artifacts. Rion, however, is obsessed with finding out what happened to her father in the Covenant war. 

I'm back in the saddle again enjoying stories in the Halo universe. Even season 5 of the game Halo Infinite is adding Firefight mode back in, to my eternal joy, soon. It must be Halo-ween this year.



Cary Woodham

10/24/2023 at 08:27 AM

I don't really have much time for reading so it's a good thing my favorite video games don't have novels.  Can you imagine a Kirby or Pac-Man novel?


10/24/2023 at 01:00 PM

I could. I think they might have Manga at least?

Cary Woodham

10/25/2023 at 07:23 AM

There is a Kirby manga.  I don't think there's a Pac-Man one.  They'll make a manga out of anything.


10/27/2023 at 01:41 PM

I had a manga for the obscure PS2 game Culdcept years ago. 


10/24/2023 at 08:29 PM

I kept up with the existence of the Halo books for a while, even if I wasn't reading them, but I've never heard of these. I'll keep an eye out for them. I still keep telling myself that any time now I'm going to start that Dead Space novel I bought a decade ago -___-


10/27/2023 at 01:38 PM

I kind of lost track of the Halo novels a few years ago, but I picked up this one at a book sale thinking I hadn't read it. I'm glad I did reread it because I found out about the other two which continue the story. I love the covers for Kelly Gay's Halo books too. 

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