Have you read any? If so, which one is your favourite and why (style of writing, style of developing a character etc.)? No major spoilers should be mentioned, if possible. So far I've read the first two, and even though I've heard people saying first one is better style-wise than The Flood, I like the second better. The Fall Of Reach is very good, not saying it isn't, but it serves as an introduction into Master Chief and the story, whereas The Flood gives him much more character.
I've read all of them (actually i'm in the middle of Contact Harvest besides that i've read all of them). I disliked the flood book (halo 1 book). all the others i thought were great especially first strike and ghosts of onyx. i like how they introduce new characters and even give some of the covenent soldiers names such as the grunt yayap. all in all the best author halo has is Eric Nylond (sorry for spelling errors). I've heard two more books are coming out. a Halo 2 book by Eric Nylund and a Halo 3 book made by a different author:):cool:
Would be great if those would come out too. I liked Yayap in The Flood too. I'm not sure whether I like the Covenant viewpoint as a side-story in this book or not, because it kind of makes me sympathize with that Grunt in particular. There are definitely some passages I wouldn't put in the book, like some of the things Chief says or thinks that doesn't sound like him at all and I think there were perhaps too many stories going on and it distracted the focus from Chief, but still, I enjoyed the book.
yeah too much was put in the flood book. some was nice such as what the marines were doing when the master chief was off fighting the flood but i found there were too much covenent parts. one in particular was the black ops elite and the elite general that attacked the marines base. it was pretty pointless talking about them because they were both killed in the exact same chapter. i liked yayap because it helped people get an idea of what the idiotic grunts were like. they were cowards that hated fighting and find any sort of excuse to get out of a battle such as when yayap rescued zasamanee on the pillar of autumn just to get out of the battle. even in the end at halos destruction yayap flees in a ghost in an attempt to survive.
It wasn't an attempt to survive, he realized how pointless the battle came to be and he didn't see any way to stop the Flood, plus he was dragged along by the Elite in a vain attempt for personal vengeance more than anything else. It clearly says in the end of the book, Yayap was after some piece of mind. He knew Halo would blow up and there was nothing to do to stop it. He figured he deserves a little time for himself to enjoy, instead of being Elites' pawn at all times.
ok. well it's been a while since i read the flood. sorry. oh i liked how zasamanee died (grenade+chief+elite= bad day for elite).
question: what is the order to read the books? i have contact harvest,the fall of reach, the flood, first strike, ghohsts of onyx. i have read contact and i havnt finished reach yet but i want to be sure that im reading them in order. can someone tell me?
15th September 2004
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