Halo is home to one of the most vast science fiction universes in the genre. While the games highlight some of it, the majority of the universe is explored through novels. Here are 10 books that will magnificently introduce you to Halo’s expanded lore.
Halo’s collection of books is chock full of detailed, in-depth looks at every nook and cranny of the Halo universe. Whether you’re interested in the birth of the Covenant, the structure of post-modern human politics, or the childhood of the Master Chief himself, there’s an exciting Halo story, just for you, lying in the pages of a novel.
Halo: Broken Circle by John Shirley
Halo: Broken Circle by John Shirley covers the creation of the Covenant. Starting during the infamous War of Beginnings and ending eons later in the wake of the Great Schism, Broken Circle gives an extensive and detailed look into the cultures of both the Sangheili and the San’Shyuum and how the two species came together to form the Covenant empire — as well as how a rebellious faction of Sangheili managed to avoid being
snuffed out by it for generations.
I can say with certainty that this is my favorite of all of the Halo novels. If you like the Covenant and think that they’re an interesting faction, I can’t recommend this book enough.
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