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Halo: Cryptum: The Forerunner Saga #1

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

23 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

Questions answered, more raised - can't wait for the next!

I really enjoyed Cryptum, a great start to a prequel trilogy. It was a technical read at times, and didn't hold my hand as much as other book/game tie-ins. The pacing was good, and I enjoyed the progression of the characters and the way that my perceptions of them cha...
I really enjoyed Cryptum, a great start to a prequel trilogy. It was a technical read at times, and didn't hold my hand as much as other book/game tie-ins. The pacing was good, and I enjoyed the progression of the characters and the way that my perceptions of them changed by the end. The book also had an epic scope that really felt appropriate for a novel on the Forerunners. As for the Forerunners, it was great to final get a gimpse of them in their element.

If I could raise any cons, I would point to the book's length, which I felt could have been longer. A few more chapters/pages could have offered room for explanations and some exploration of certain topics/characters, especially for those unfamiliar with the Halo-verse.

A brief disclosure - I am a HUGE Halo fan, with regards to both the games and the novels/lore. That aside, I always try to be objective when recommending a book. It would be dishonest to say, however, that my enjoyment of this book was not closely related to how much I love this IP and how many questions it answered for me. I recommend this book, especially to Halo fans, but also to those looking for a fresh sci-fi adventure that will hopefully lead to many more.

posted by IamNoble on January 9, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Good Read - Looking for More

I have read all of the Halo books. Overall I think this book was pretty good. I read the Halo books for entertainment and for something to do with my son, so that is the perspective my review is coming from. I do crave to learn more about the Halo universe, so anythin...
I have read all of the Halo books. Overall I think this book was pretty good. I read the Halo books for entertainment and for something to do with my son, so that is the perspective my review is coming from. I do crave to learn more about the Halo universe, so anything that fills in the missing pieces is great.

It was a challenging read (writing style) and I definitely would have liked to learn more about the Forerunner world after working my way through it. I think I learned more about humans than Forerunners. I am an educated person but I found myself utilizing the "lookup" feature on my Nook regularly. For that reason only I think this will be a difficult read for my younger son. I also think the first person writing style hindered the author's ability to provide us with many details about the Forerunner universe that an omniscient narrator would have been provide.

All that said - buy the book. Good entertainment for less than the price of a movie. If you like Halo, like I do, it is more food for your hunger.

posted by CalBookReader on January 10, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Gjf

    It wuz gr8!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2014

    Great!! But Only for heavy science fiction lovers.

    This book was actually better than I thought it would be.It was pretty well written too.If you want to know more about the history of the forerunners and the flood this is a great source.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2014

    Peasents

    Although i am a part of the master race, i still love halo books, but cod fans spilling peasentry into this reveiw section, stop, and pc is the master race. Praisr GabeN.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

    To comment titled CALL OF DUTY

    Anyone who thinks Call of Duty is better than Halo doesn't know anything about shooters. Halo, Battlefield, Titanfall, Destiny, and Planetside 2 are all better than Call of Duty. But the Elder Scrolls is my favorite game series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    To the commnt titled ????

    Halo doesn't suck, you do!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Enjoyable as an escape from reality.

    I enjoyed this Halo book as much as the other three I have read. Presenting the viewpoint of a being of fictional existence in a developing fictional situation is still refreshing to me. Having the novels from different authors revolving around the same fictional history keeps an entirely foreign circumstance grounded.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Review

    Good. Ties in with Halo 4.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    To below

    CoD and Halo both have a huge community. But I diaagree with you.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    CALL OF DUTY

    Obiously call of duty is much better idk y but im better at halo then call of duty

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    Fjd

    Halo 4 was confusing, to much vocab to memorize but with this it explained alot better than the game

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Gamertag

    Gotpollution

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    HALO BOOKS

    Halo is a great game to make a book out of and it helped me understand the forrunners better than Halo4 did

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    To question

    It is about the forerunners. They are mentioned in almost every halo. they sacrificed themeselves to save all the lifeforms in the galaxy from the flood.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    To to question

    Are the books good?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    My gamertag

    My gamertag is whizzyDude9 but i might change it i am really good and play the MLG playlists also call of duty sucks ass and alot of it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Ndndndnddndndjsnsnsndn

    If you don't buy this book, I KILL YOU!!!!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    Nick

    4 realz

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Below

    Im the reatard? Your the one who plays baby games because i have seen plenty of alian gams

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    My gamertag

    pizzatree33

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    you suck

    Halo is awsome u are dumb

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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