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'Halo: Ghosts of Onyx' Novel Makes its Debut

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT

Tor Books, in partnership with Microsoft Game Studios Bungie, today announced the mass market release of Halo: Ghosts of Onyx.

The first in a three novel series from Tor, Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, was written by Eric Nylund. Nylund authored two of the previous Halo® novels, Halo: The Fall of Reach and Halo: First Strike .

Halo: Ghosts of Onyx takes readers deep into crucial events that unfold during the Halo and Halo 2 timelines, expanding the characters and story of the Halo Universe as fans eagerly await the arrival of Halo 3 later this year.

Originally released as a trade paperback in November 2006, Halo: Ghosts of Onyx debuted as a New York Times Bestseller, remaining on the list for 11 straight weeks and going on to become an international bestseller. At least two more novels will follow over the next few years, each exploring the game's rich universe, characters and mythos.

Halo: Ghosts of Onyx by Eric Nylund is now available in paperback for $7.95.

The Spartan-II program has gone public. Tales of super-soldiers fending off thousands of Covenant attacks has become the stuff of legend. But just how many Spartans are left?

While Master Chief defends a besieged Earth, and the myriad factions of the Covenant continue their crusade to eliminate humanity, an ultra-secret cell of the Office of Naval Intelligence known as "Section Three" devises a plan to buy the UNSC vital time. They're going to need hundreds of willing soldiers, though…and one more Spartan to get the job done.

The planet Onyx is virtually abandoned and the perfect place to set this new plan in motion. But when Master Chief destroys Halo, something is triggered deep within Onyx: Ancient Forerunner technology stirs, and fleets of UNSC and Covenant race to claim it to change the course of Human Covenant War.

But this reawakened and ancient force may have plans of its own…

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