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Halo is a series of military science fiction tie-in novels written by various authors, based on the popular video game series created by Bungie. The series is about a war between humans and an alien race known as the Covenant. The main character of the series is Master Chief, a Spartan. Along with him is an AI companion known as Cortana. Video game sales of the series have topped well over $3 billion.

The Halo series began in 2001 with the novel Halo: The Fall of Reach by Eric Nylund, a prequel novel to the Halo: Combat Evolved video game. Other authors to work on the series include William C. Dietz, Joseph Staten, Tobias S. Buckell and mini-series by Greg Bear and Karen Traviss. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of the Halo books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Halo Books


The Fall of Reach(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Flood(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
First Strike(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghosts of Onyx(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Contact Harvest(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cole Protocol(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Halo: Forerunner Trilogy Books


Cryptum(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Primordium(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silentium(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Halo: Kilo-Five Trilogy Books


Glasslands(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Thursday War(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mortal Dictata(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Halo Books

The Forerunners Trilogy is set 100,000 years before the events of Halo: The Flood.

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Evolutions: Essential Tales of the Halo Universe(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Graphic Novels


The Halo Graphic Novel(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Halo Wars: Genesis(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Uprising(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Helljumper(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Line(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fall of Reach: Boot Camp(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fall of Reach: Covenant(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fall of Reach: Invasion(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Initiation(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Escalation, Vol. 1(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Companion Books


The Art of Halo: Creating a Virtual World(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Art of Halo 3(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Halo Encyclopedia(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Halo: The Essential Visual Guide(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Great Journey: The Art of Building Worlds(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Awakening: The Art of Halo 4(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Halo Synopsis: Halo: First Strike by Eric Nylund is the third novel in the Halo series. Master Chief and Cortana have destroyed the first Halo, but now they must face the Covenant before they can get home safe.

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