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Halo: Primordium: The Forerunner Saga #2
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Halo: Primordium: The Forerunner Saga #2

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by Greg Bear
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765323972
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
01/03/2012
Series:
Halo Series, #2
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
265,211
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile:
900L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

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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Halo: Primordium: The Forerunner Saga #2 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 88 reviews.
WaftingSmoke More than 1 year ago
This book is a very entertaining and exquisite read, but requires having read the previous book (Halo: Cryptum) or at least a fair knowledge of the Halo universe (both is even better) to reach its full potential. If you are a halo fan (and definitely if you are a fanatic) it is a must read. If you have read other none forerunner series Halo books, don't go into the read expecting the same gung-ho, fast paced action. This book and it's predecessor take on the more laid back yet enthralling pose of many literary sci-fi epics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book answered so many questions but spawned so many more!! Graveminds, Arks, Monitors nothing is what it seems! I Love It!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book seemed slow and strange at first, but the author did an excellent job of building up the pressure and filling in alot of the blanks. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has read the books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have read and own all of the Halo books like I have, you will have a better understanding of the tale that is told. A captivating story and a excellent addition to the spun yarn that will hold your attention and cause you to stay up late for the next page. To the gamers out there,, there are hidden facts and tips that any online help center, forum, or tips and tricks books will NOT have. but you have to read. the Ironic thing??,, I have never played the game but have sat and helped friends who have accomplished levels never before achieved,,but you have to buy the books and read, read , read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first and thought this was amazing i hope you read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kind of confused in the 2nd, but its good.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read the three books in the Forerunner Saga, it doesn't get any better than this ! I'm sad that it's over and amazed at Greg Bear's writing. The last time I got sucked into a universe like this was Fredrick Pol's Gateway and the Heechee saga. Please Mr. Bear, write more like this. I am 63 and this is the science fiction that I dreamed about as kid. Thanks again.
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Has a slow start. I also was hoping it would still be about bornesteller.(if thats how you spell his name.) But I liked it and did it as a book report which i got an A on.
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It was a great read, however every now and then a page turn did not lead to a continuation in the story. WHERE ARE THE MISSING PAGES??? I'm disappointed with the eBook. Sloppy work!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To be hones i dont kno either.
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Go to world war z first res
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty sad a cod fan boy is suckin on halo :/
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Forchan teller
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well first off the ark was where you could activate all halos when in stand- by or in remote activation. Gravemind was the leader of the flood.
Daje More than 1 year ago
Arrived in good condition, as advertised. Very pleased
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Over view makes no sense
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have read all the Halo books then this will truly be great. Another must have in the halo collection!