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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

The Insurrectionists side of the story.

"Halo: The Cole Protocol" centers around an Insurrectionist 'home world' known as the Rubble (which is a collection of asteroids connected by tunnels). After learning that the Rubble has navigation data to Earth, the UNSC (United Nations Space Command) goes there to ena...
"Halo: The Cole Protocol" centers around an Insurrectionist 'home world' known as the Rubble (which is a collection of asteroids connected by tunnels). After learning that the Rubble has navigation data to Earth, the UNSC (United Nations Space Command) goes there to enact the Cole Protocol and destroy it, while the Covenant search for a heresy of Kig-Yar that are working with the humans that had settled there. It soon becomes an all out war for the Nav-Data, leaving Ignacio Delgado, who was in charge of guarding the Data, in the middle of the fight. He 'befriends' the Spartan Gray Team, who help him out from some untrustworthy Insurrectionists.

It was a great read for those who are a fan of the Halo series, and those who want a well put together book. The Halo series has been used to convey a sense of unity towards a common enemy. The Cole Protocol shows that the phrase "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" doesn't always apply.

I like this book because it tells why the people of the Rubble don't despise the Insurrectionists or the UNSC, and it told of the life of Thel 'Vadamee before he became the Arbiter in Halo 2. Although the book doesn't state when it takes place, the readers have to infer when it in the Halo Universe.

To fully understand what is being told in the story, I recommend reading both Contact Harvest and The Fall of Reach before reading this book. And if you like this book then all the other Halo books are a good choice and the games only provide one small part of the story.

Overall I give it 5 stars out of 5.

posted by LightningNinja on November 23, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Right book, wrong author

I am a big fan of all Halo novels, I was disapointed with this one. While I know there is a huge market to continue writing Halo novels, this author is not the one for the job. Without giving anything away I will just say that; the Spartans portrayal was the exact oppos...
I am a big fan of all Halo novels, I was disapointed with this one. While I know there is a huge market to continue writing Halo novels, this author is not the one for the job. Without giving anything away I will just say that; the Spartans portrayal was the exact opposite as every other book. Very slack, disobeying orders, calling by first name, little things that can drive a die hard fan nuts. Also, this author must have spent his last vacation in Spain or Mexico because everyone and everything was some form of Spanish (in the naming of characters). All and all a very interesting story, and I think I would enjoy this author in original books, but he should definitely not touch another Halo novel again.

posted by Ryanxia on December 18, 2008

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    You are right

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  • Posted January 14, 2009

    did not finish

    It just didn't get better, that is to say no bright spots, dull. Another $10er down the tubes. Halo books by Eric Nylund are very good.

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