Halo: Silentium: The Forerunner Saga #3

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In the last years of the Forerunner empire, chaos rules. The Flood—a horrifying shape-changing parasite—has arrived in force, aided by unexpected allies. Internal strife within the ecumene has desperately weakened Forerunner defenses.

Too little, too late, the legal rate of Juridicals is only now investigating possible crimes by the Master Builder and others. Evidence-gathering agents known collectively as Catalog have been dispatched to collect testimony from the Librarian and ...

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Overview

In the last years of the Forerunner empire, chaos rules. The Flood—a horrifying shape-changing parasite—has arrived in force, aided by unexpected allies. Internal strife within the ecumene has desperately weakened Forerunner defenses.

Too little, too late, the legal rate of Juridicals is only now investigating possible crimes by the Master Builder and others. Evidence-gathering agents known collectively as Catalog have been dispatched to collect testimony from the Librarian and both Didacts: the Ur-Didact, treacherously abandoned in a Flood-infested system, and the Bornstellar Didact, who accompanies the Librarian as she preserves specimens against the dire possibility of Halo extermination.

Facing the imminent collapse of their civilization, the Librarian and the Ur-Didact reveal what they know about the relationship between the long-vanished Precursors and the Flood.

The Precursors created many technological species, including humanity and the Forerunners. But the roots of the Flood may be found in an act of enormous barbarity, carried out beyond our galaxy ten million years before...

Because of that barbarism, a greater evil looms. Only the Ur-Didact and the Librarian—husband and wife pushed into desperate conflict—hold the keys to a solution.

Facing the consequences of a mythic tragedy, one of them must now commit the greatest atrocity of all time—to prevent an insane evil from dominating the entire universe.

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The third, final, and most ominous of Greg Bear's Forerunner Saga sets the stage for the Halo epic. In Silentium, a Librarian and an Ur-Didact make startling revelations about the relationship between the long-vanished Precursors and the parasitic Flood. A mythic tragedy dealt with in an extreme way. Essential reading for Halo fans.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765323989
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 3/19/2013
  • Series: Halo Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 157,250
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 8.36 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Greg Bear

GREG BEAR is the author of more than thirty books of science fiction and fantasy, including Hull Zero Three, City at the End of Time, Eon, Moving Mars, Mariposa, and Quantico.  He is married to Astrid Anderson Bear and is the father of Erik and Alexandra. Awarded two Hugos and five Nebulas for his fiction, one of two authors to win a Nebula in every category, Bear has been called the “Best working writer of hard science fiction” by “The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.” His stories have been collected into an omnibus volume by Tor Books. Bear has served on political and scientific action committees and has advised both government agencies and corporations on issues ranging from national security to private aerospace ventures to new media and video game development. His most recent endeavor is a long-term collaboration with Neal Stephenson and the Subutai Corporation on The Mongoliad, an interactive serial novel available on multiple platforms, including iPhone, iPad, and Kindle.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Wonderful cap to the Forunner Saga

    This series puts the mystery and space opera back in Halo. The tragedy of the Didact, Librarian, and the humans is very well done and the book has a great sense of wonder. Many questions are answered and more are raised. Halo 4 replay is greatly enhanced by this book and it will be amazing to see where Halo 5 and 6 go from here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Halo 4

    This book is a prequal before the Master Chief came onto Reqium.
    It tells us the story of how the Didact became evil and hated human life and how the Librarian tells information about the Forerunners.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2013

    @Anon2 it is a very well known fact that there will be a Halo 5

    @Anon2 it is a very well known fact that there will be a Halo 5 and a Halo 6. 343 Industries has been contracted by Microsoft to produce a second trilogy after Bungi finished with theirs.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Lets save halo from extinksion

    99,9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% chance of halo 5

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    Good

    Really explained a lot of assorted questions and mysteries behind the Flood and Forerunners, good book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2013

    The best one out of the Forerunner Trilogy.

    Greg Bear drops the HAMMER in this one! Now the first two books answers a few questions, gives you some up close and personal insight on the Librarian and the Didact, and introduces new characters that you soon get attacthed to. Now, this third book answers many questions. Questions you didn't even think of asking as a matter of fact. This gives another layer to the Halo universe and connects the dots of the flood, the forerunners, the halos, why the didact is the last forerunner, the monitors, and makes Halo 4 that much more enjoyable since you get the story completely now. If you've read the other Halo books or if you want to start reading them then this would be the most chronological starting point you'll find. I highly recommend this trilogy. *Warning the second book is dry the first half, but really picks up in the end.* I digress, this is the best book of the series and you would be doing yourself an injustice by not reading it and learning more about the Halo universe. Good day.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Halo5

    Who thinks that the 2nd didect will be in HALO 5?

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Great read!

    Book was amazing, i read all the other halo books and played all the games and this just keeps adding to the great experience!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    Great finisher for the trilogy

    Silentium is fantastic end to the trilogy and answers many of the questions from both the games as well as other novels. It shows the true desperation of a species that thought itself invincible, but rendered helpless at its end. This book is a must read for Halo fans or just sci-fi fans in general.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 13, 2014

    Great book, ready for Halo 5!

    Great book, ready for Halo 5!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    Halo music

    Reply if u think the title screen music is epic!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    Join cryo team

    Go to blank fire first seven results

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Post your e mail here

    So we can bo nook friends

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    Join red team

    At spartin res 1

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    Contest

    My bro shoots a rocket at me in a shade and it come up short i then flip over an uncountable amount bounce off a wall and splatter him

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Re contest

    Woah dude every one has done that try to 360 no scope across the map while jumping in the air. Or get a ghost and go 75-0 on big team battle

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2013

    Contest

    What was your best kill in fordge example mine was when I shot a guy with a sniper after he floated up in the air in fordge mode and dropped in normal mode and shot him in mid air without the scope!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 11, 2013

    HALO fans must read.

    Great learning more about the Forerunners.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    AMAZING

    I've read the other books in this series, and this by far is the best one. There is so much mystery and you find yourself just as the characters felt in the last weeks surrounding the firing of Halo. Everything goes together in great ways, and you feel like, "No! How will the later Humans in the galaxy know this?" Anyway, it is a wonderful book and by far the best one. 5/5!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    I THIM I THINK HALO

    I think halo is awesome. Hey guy, which one is the first book?

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