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The second in a new series of three HALO novels, Greg Bear's Halo: Primordium dives back into the Forerunner saga.

A long time ago, I was a living, breathing human being. I went mad. I served my enemies. They became my only friends.

Since then, I've traveled back and forth across this galaxy, and out to the spaces between galaxies--a greater reach than any human before me.

You have asked me to tell you about that time. Since you are the last true Reclaimer, I must obey. Are you recording? Good. Because my memory is failing rapidly. I doubt I'll be able to finish the story.

Once, on my birth-world, a world I knew as Erde-Tyrene, and which now is called Earth, my name was Chakas...

In the wake of apparent self-destruction of the Forerunner empire, two humans--Chakas and Riser--are like flotsam washed up on very strange shores indeed.

Captured by the Master Builder, misplaced during a furious battle in space, they now find themselves on an inverted world where horizons rise into the sky, and where humans of all kinds are trapped in a perilous cycle of horror and neglect. For they have become both research animals and strategic pawns in a cosmic game whose madness knows no end--a game of ancient vengeance between the powers who seeded the galaxy with life, and the Forerunners who expect to inherit their sacred Mantle of duty to all living things.

In the company of a young girl and an old man, Chakas begins an epic journey across a lost and damaged Halo in search of a way home, an explanation for the warrior spirits rising up within, and for the Librarian's tampering with human destiny.

This journey will take them into the Palace of Pain, the domain of a powerful and monstrous intelligence who claims to be the Last Precursor, and who now has control of both this Halo and the fate of Forerunners and Humans alike.

Called the Captive by Forerunners, and the Primordial by ancient human warriors, this intelligence has taken charge of, and retasked, the Master Builder's cruel researches into the Flood--which it may have itself unleashed on the galaxy more than ten thousand years before.

Publisher: New York : Tor Books, 2012, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed,
ISBN: 9780765323972
Characteristics: 379 p. ; 22 cm.


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Oct 05, 2016

Book two. I enjoyed them both. Worth a read for sure.

Simman Mar 05, 2013

It does start a big slow, but I still think it was very well written. Great for anyone that likes SciFi and the series.

Nov 11, 2012

I was pretty bored for a fair amount of this book. I preferred the first book. Still, you learn some interesting things.

sierra_259 Oct 10, 2012

ive checked this out like 2 times (renewing it as much as possible)
yet it just doesnt seem iteresting enough to finish. i love halo, but when they say "you can't put this book down", i can.

Mar 31, 2012

Start of the book is quite slow and but interesting the way Greg is able to keep you glued to the story to reach every single page. It would be more suitable to have a visual of his book. It is much more simpler to follow then Cryptum, however read book 1 before read Primordium. Most certainly hints the new enemy or threat in Halo 4. 'The Captive' a must read.

Feb 06, 2012

ya is it?

Feb 06, 2012

It moves rather slowly, but is a very good sequel to Halo: Cryptum. These are not the action packed Halo narratives that Eric Nylund made famous with "Fall of Reach" and "First Strike." But I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The slow pace helps to build suspense to a book that quite possibly is setting up the plot to Halo 4.


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