Halo: Primordium: Book Two of the Forerunner Saga [NOOK Book]

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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 Reclaimer, I must obey. Are you recording? Good. Because my memory is ...

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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.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429986380
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Series: Halo , #2
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 47,472
  • File size: 406 KB

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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted January 7, 2012

    Very entertaining read!

    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.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    The Flood

    This book answered so many questions but spawned so many more!!


    Graveminds, Arks, Monitors nothing is what it seems!


    I Love It!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Excellent!

    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!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Im

    Kind of confused in the 2nd, but its good.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Excellent addition to the first book. Thank you Greg Bear

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Heck yea it rocks but sort of racial

    I loved the first and thought this was amazing i hope you read it.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2011

    Yo mama

    Good book but should have pictures. Just saying!!!!

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

    awesomenesssss

    can't wait for this book to come out. :) sweetnessssss

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    So da gravemind is a freakin PRECOUSOR didnt see dat comin now d

    So da gravemind is a freakin PRECOUSOR didnt see dat comin now did ya

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Great

    First book was so lame but this is one of my favorites

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    The last one was great

    High hopes for this one!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    Great Book

    I hope this book shows the origins of the flood and the prisoner of the last book.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

    Halo

    Hope its good

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2011

    First one was awesome. Can,t wait till it comes out

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Looks good

    This is going to be great

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    Primordium

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    ?

    What is the story of these books?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    Great Read, missing a few pages

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    To belpw

    To be hones i dont kno either.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    CHAIN RESULT THREE!!!!!!!!

    Scavenger hunt!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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