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Author: Greg Bear Narrator: Timothy Dadabo Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Series:The Halo Series Release Date: January 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781508284765

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The second 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. In the wake of the apparent self-destruction of the alien Forerunner empire, two humans—Chakas and Riser—are like flotsam washed up on very strange shores indeed. Captured by the Forerunner known as the Master Builder and then misplaced during a furious battle in space, Chakas and Riser now find themselves on an inverted world, where horizons rise into the sky and humans of all kinds are trapped in a perilous cycle of horror and neglect. 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 Responsibility 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 ringworld in search of a way home, an explanation for the warrior spirits rising up within, and the reason for the Forerunner Librarian’s tampering with human destiny. Their travels will take them into the domain of a powerful and monstrous intelligence—known as “the Captive” by Forerunners, and “the Primordial” by ancient human warriors, this being may not only control the fate of Chakas, Riser, and the rest of humanity, but of all sentient life across the galaxy…

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  • “A stunning SF novel that extrapolates a scientifically complex future from the basic stuff of human nature.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Legacy

Customer Reviews

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Got 50 pages into it and put it aside. Did not grab me at all. "

    - Eric, 2/17/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Took forever to get started but came good in end.It finally started to male sense and link with events past and present in the Halo Universe. "

    - Brett, 2/11/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Just an OK book. Fairly fast read. "

    - Kurt, 1/16/2014
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " And so the universe continues its slow, meandering move towards oblivion. Very slow. And very meandering. There's a lot of walking herein; much to-ing and fro-ing around one of the titular Halos, admiring the scenery and following some remarkably uninteresting characters. Although Chakas and his retinue, being (for the most part) human, should be a little easier to relate to, their generally monolithic blandness does them few favours. Only the infrequent breaks as the narrative switches to the current franchise timeframe and the final few chapters really break up the monotony. The remainder is largely vague and conflicting teasing about more interesing topics. And walking. "

    - PsypherPunk, 1/14/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " first off let me say that this review is on book two of the saga. so i cant say much with out spoiling the first book. This book takes place after the human an forerunner war and before the events of the Halo games. the story is about "343 Guilty Sparks" adventure when he was a human. the story takes place on Halo installation 07, that has been taken over by a rogue forerunner AI. it is a good filler of info on the flod and Forerunners too. read the first one. "

    - Raymond, 1/1/2014
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I don't know what to think, or what to say. All I know is that I'm done with this and I'm glad to be done. "

    - Shaun, 12/28/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Very slow to start, but great ending with an awesome twist! "

    - Steve, 12/14/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed this novel much more than the first. "

    - Jack, 12/6/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " For Halo readers, meh book, okay look into how the primitives would see people with higher technology. kthxbai intern's making me sleepy. Next book! "

    - Yi, 10/27/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great story, I love how it fills in a great chunk of the back ground for the first game. Greg Bear did a great job blending the history with the current state of the UNSC. There wasn't much action nor suspense but still a valuable part of the Halo story. "

    - Tim, 7/29/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " .....what? "

    - Jonathan, 7/13/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The reviewers said this installment would be slow. It was, but carried on the character's story & thematic arc. I'm a patient reader. I care about a cohesive and complete story line. Now we're waiting for Silentium, the grande finale to the saga. "

    - Greg, 3/5/2013
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I'm a huge halo fan, and I could barely read this. An extremely boring and weird book. It did have some interesting Halo information sprinkled in which barely kept me going.. For the next book in the series I might just read the wiki to learn the information and save myself the trouble. "

    - Jared, 10/30/2012
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Nice sequel, but it reads like Hull-zero three meets Ringworld. "

    - El, 6/15/2012
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The book seemed very slow for the first 3/4's of the book and I wasn't impressed at all. But when I got to the last 100 pages the book answered a lot of questions I wanted answered. I probably wont read the book again but I got tons of juicy info about the origins of the flood. "

    - Graydon, 4/16/2012
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I loved it but unless you've read Cryptum and follow the Halo universe then you will be completely lost. "

    - William, 2/12/2012

About the Author

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.