Friday, September 7

Silentium Foreunner novel synopsis from Amazon

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Silentium Foreunner novel synopsis from Amazon

You have heard that there's going to be a third Halo Foreunner novel released AFTER Halo 4 is let loose on the masses. This follows the stories of Cryptum and Primordium which have given us a never before explored insight into the mysterious Foreunners who have loomed large in the Halo games but never been met in the flesh. 

Greg Bear once again has written for the Halo franchise and this is what Amazon has to say about Silentium:

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."

This sounds like a pretty epic conclusion to the Forerunner saga! It is most interesting this novel is being released following Halo 4 - from this synopsis one could inter-alia guess that it's adventures are confined to a time frame set prior to the Chief finding himself on the planet Reqiuem - which wouldn't mean the novel HAS to come out after Halo 4's release. This makes me wonder if it's release is merely timed to coincide with a post Halo release honeymoon period and thus perhaps encourage sales of the book. 

Time will tell.  You can pre-order Silentium from Amazon here

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