So as you may have guessed from the title, I've read the latest Halo novel, Mortal Dicata, and was incredibly dissapointed to discover that Jul 'Mdama is not in it at all. Not even for a brief instant. He's mentioned a few times, but that's it. Uuummm... what? He's one of the main characters in the last two books then he drops off the face of the galaxy in the final book? There are un-answered questions about him!

  • Why does he become a religious zealot by the time he appears in Halo 4? In the books, he HATES the Forerunners.
  • How does he amass such a large fleet/army of four species? When we last see him, he's on a small colony that has only Sangheili, and I quote: "Only a few, out-dated ships".

I was expecting these questions to be answered in the final book of the trilogy. I was expecting him to go to New Llaneli, expose 'Telcam as a traitor/human lapdog, execute him and take over 'Telcam's forces. But no, all we get is a coy little mention of "Hm, I wonder what Jul 'Mdama is up to now?" Good question, Admiral Osman. I'd like to know as well! This is the last book in the trilogy, it's over now, so we might never get the answers.

Do you have any thoughts as to why the author did this? I was terribly confused, and judging by the threads/comments on the Waypoint forums, I'm not the only one.