The final novel of the Forerunner Saga trilogy by science fiction legend Greg Bear—set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series!
One hundred thousand years ago. Chaos rules the final days of the Forerunner empire. The Flood—a horrifying, shape-changing, and unstoppable parasite—has arrived in force, aided by unexpected allies, and internal strife has desperately weakened Forerunner defenses. Facing the imminent collapse of their civilization, the Forerunners known as the Ur-Didact and the Librarian reveal what they know about the relationship between the long-vanished race of the Precursors and the Flood. While the Precursors created many technological species, including those of the Forerunners and humanity itself, 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 savagery, a greater evil looms. Only the Ur-Didact and the Librarian—husband and wife pushed into desperate conflict—hold the keys to a solution. As they face the consequences of a mythic tragedy, one of them must now commit the greatest atrocity of all time—a shocking act designed to prevent an insane abomination from dominating the entire galaxy…
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About Greg Bear
Greg Bear is an American
author of more than forty books spanning the science fiction, fantasy, and
horror genres. His science fiction works have covered themes of galactic
conflict, artificial universes, consciousness and cultural practice, and
accelerated evolution. His fiction has garnered five Nebula Awards, two Hugo
Awards, the Monty Award, and the Heinlein Award. He has also been an
illustrator of science fiction works in both hardcover and paperback. He has written articles on film for the Los Angeles Times and book reviews for
the San Diego Union. He is a founding
member of the Association of Science Fiction Artists and of the San Diego
Comic-Con. and has served as president and vice president of the Science Fiction
Writers of America. He has also served as a consultant for NASA, the US Army,
the State Department, and other organizations on such matters as crime and
criminal justice, virology and evolution, and bio security.
About Euan Morton
Euan Morton is an Earphones Award–winning narrator. As an actor and singer, he is best known for his role as Boy George in the musical Taboo, which earned him a Laurence Olivier Award nomination. He reprised the role on Broadway, earning him the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut, as well as nominations for the ony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League awards. His other stage performances include Leaves of Glass, Sondheim on Sondheim, and Cyrano De Bergerac.