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Halo: Silent Storm gives readers an inside glimpse into the young lives of John-117 and his team, who find themselves thrust into a seemingly unwinnable situation. Together, they must grow into the types of heroes that legends are made of, and become humanity’s best chance at survival. The novel focuses on the rarely-explored era of the UNSC’s first years in conflict with the Covenant – a conflict that often divided their efforts between fighting an enigmatic and alien empire and defending their civilization from threats much closer to home thanks to an emboldened colonial insurrection.
Halo: Silent Storm - A Master Chief Story is a novel set in the Halo universe and published by Gallery Books. It revolves around John-117, better known as the "Master Chief." The novel is expected to release on September 4, 2018. It will feature narrative connections with the Halo: Collateral Damage comic miniseries.
2526. It has been almost a year since humanity engaged in its destructive first contact with a theocratic military alliance of alien races known as the Covenant. Now the hostilities have led to open war, and the United Nations Space Command understands virtually nothing about its new enemy. There are only two certainties - the Covenant is determined to eradicate humanity, and they have the superior technology to do just that.
The UNSC’s only hope lies with the Spartans: enhanced super-soldiers trained from childhood via a clandestine black-ops project to be living weapons. Their designated commander, Petty Officer John-117, has been assigned to lead the Spartans on a desperate counterattack designed to rock the Covenant back on its heels, and to buy humanity the time it needs to gather intelligence and prepare its defenses.
But not everyone wants the Spartans to succeed. A coalition of human rebel leaders believes an alliance with the Covenant to be its best hope of finally winning independence from the Unified Earth Government. To further their plans, the insurrectionists have dispatched a sleeper agent to sabotage the UNSC counterattack - and ensure that John-117 and the Spartans never return from battle...
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