Halo: Mortal Dictata

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Wars end. But hatred, guilt, and devotion can endure beyond the grave.

With the Covenant War over, the Office of Naval Intelligence faces old grievances rising again to threaten Earth. The angry, bitter colonies, still with scores to settle from the insurrection put on hold for thirty years, now want justice -- and so does a man whose life was torn apart by ONI when his daughter was abducted for the SPARTAN-II program.  Black ops squad Kilo-Five find their loyalties tested ...

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Overview

Wars end. But hatred, guilt, and devotion can endure beyond the grave.

With the Covenant War over, the Office of Naval Intelligence faces old grievances rising again to threaten Earth. The angry, bitter colonies, still with scores to settle from the insurrection put on hold for thirty years, now want justice -- and so does a man whose life was torn apart by ONI when his daughter was abducted for the SPARTAN-II program.  Black ops squad Kilo-Five find their loyalties tested beyond breaking point when the father of their Spartan comrade, still searching for the truth about her disappearance, prepares to glass Earth's cities to get an answer. How far will Kilo-Five go to stop him? And will he be able to live with the truth when he finds it? The painful answer lies with a man long dead, and a conscience that still survives in the most unlikely, undiscovered place.

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"Traviss here employs a raw, unadorned style that makes this a real page-turner. But while Dictata is a quick read, it’s not quickly forgotten…. Dictata is also Traviss’s best Halo novel…" —Paul Semel, Official Xbox Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765323958
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 1/21/2014
  • Series: Halo Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 31,821
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

#1 New York Times best-selling novelist, scriptwriter and comics author Karen Traviss has received critical acclaim for her award-nominated Wess'har series, as well as regularly hitting the bestseller lists with her Halo, Gears of War, and Star Wars work. A former defence correspondent and TV and newspaper journalist, she lives in Wiltshire, England.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    Interesting point of view

    I would have to say that this was a pretty decent book. Karen Traviss has a really interesting way of turning who you initially thought were the good guys and heros and show you their darker/evil side. I also like the change of pace and how the trilogy doesn't focus on John and Cotana but instead takes a washed out Spartan II, 3 ODSTs, a linguist, and a fully augmented Spartan and showa you a different side of the Halo universe. I also really liked how she's spanned the gap between Halo: 3 and Halo: 4 so you know where Infinity came from as well as Jul 'Madama. All in all I don't think it was a good as the first two but it was still a good read.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    The small details are what count

    I have read many books by dozens of authors and usually you can guess where they are heading bur karen travis does such an amazing job your plan A and B will go out the window leaving you with Plan C, just keep reading!

    I hope that others love this book as much as I do where it is told from the soldiers view along with their internal conflicts!

    Enjoy, and may slipspace never separate you through time or space from the ones you love!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    My favorite series yet

    This series has stolen the mantle of my favorite series and for good reason. Those of you who still cling to Master Chief and Cortana and say the series is horrible must learn that Halo does not solely revolve around those two. Other people can make the universe great and enjoyable. So, stop griping about the insignigicant details and enjoy this series for what it is: a true masterpiece.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Fantastic.

    I'm a complete Halo addict. Played every game, Halo tattoos, the works. I find this set of books to be amazing. So very well written and gives everything a new perspective. It talks about the real reasons the Spartans were made, how the kidnapping went down, and the life outside the covie war. I enjoy these books greatly and think any Halo fan should read them. The best thing about books, is that they go into more details than the games. They show the other stories, the other point of view, the background.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Don't listen to the idiots.

    This book, while shorter than the first 2 in this trilogy, is pretty good. Don't feed the trolls who keep clamoring for John and Cortana. The Kilo-Five Trilogy is a good peek into the Halo universe and lets you find out who is where and why when Halo 4 starts.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    A must read for all halo fans!

    Best book in the series so far. A great read for all halo fans, even if you haven't read the other entries in the series. Looking forward to the next installment.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2014

    Traviss is an excellent author.  I love her characters, and the

    Traviss is an excellent author.  I love her characters, and the character and story development.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    /boom

    Karen Traviss is perhaps the best auhor for this series. Taking the cold and mechanical but enourmously popular HALO series, she injects her own Star Wars-honed brand of strongly charachterized thriller in. The previous two bookd in the series provided charachters so strong you could bash them with a stick, plot thick enough to build a house out of, and one of my personal favorite cliffhangers ever- see how it's resolved here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 18, 2014

    This pulls you into the halo universe...a great Read!!! 

    This pulls you into the halo universe...a great Read!!! 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    Good

    Fills gaps in the halo universe nicely. And also gives a good idea at the things to come if you know halo well and can pick up on it all. Good book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    This story is pitiful. It has nothing to do with the Halo unive

    This story is pitiful. It has nothing to do with the Halo universe. The author obviously hasn't played the games or done any research at all into the universe. Don't buy this trash.

    1 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2014

    Omg

    Halo is good in general so its gonna be good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    ςf

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    Great book

    This is a book that requires a very deep level of understanding and those of you who don't think it's a good book or series obviously don't have it. I hope there is a fourth book in this series! Thanks for another amazing book, Miss Traviss!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2014

    To below

    Sure just tell me what to do

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    Join the halo spartan res team an dfight the covanint

    Join at mz re one must know about halo

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    Blue dash to all haters AND lovers...

    To haters: if you don't like it don't read it! To lovers: i havent had a chanc to read it yet but i think it will be "20% cooler" rainbow dash qoat by the way.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    To the other dude that wanted Chief back

    I haven't read this yet but I'm guessing the end of this book is near the time of Halo 4.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    I want Master Chief John back!!!

    I want Master Chief John back!!!

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Im doing fine

    How about you

    0 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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