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Old 07-12-2012, 02:47 AM   #1
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In the last years of the Forerunner empire, chaos rules. The Flood—a horrifying shape-changing parasite—has arrived in force, aided by unexpected allies. Internal strife within the ecumene has desperately weakened Forerunner defenses. Only the Ur-Didact and the Librarian—a husband and wife pushed into desperate conflict—hold the keys to salvation. Facing the consequences of a mythic tragedy, one of them must now commit the greatest atrocity of all time—to prevent an unmatched evil from dominating the entire universe.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:36 PM   #2
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I spy, with my little eye...something from the campaign demo at E3 2012.

-A big, floaty orange/gray sphere of doom?

Yes.

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Old 07-15-2012, 11:04 PM   #3
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Oh nice. I love gaming related books.
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I spy, with my little eye...something from the campaign demo at E3 2012.

-A big, floaty orange/gray sphere of doom?

Yes.

-10 points.

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Word is, this big, floaty orange/gray sphere of doom is some version of the Didacts Cryptum.
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Ah, so that's the name of the third book. I'm reading Primordium right now. When does Silentium come out, or has it come out and I just missed it?
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Ah, so that's the name of the third book. I'm reading Primordium right now. When does Silentium come out, or has it come out and I just missed it?
It should be out January 8th, 2013.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:39 PM   #7
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Isnt this sorta a spoiler?
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:56 PM   #8
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It should be out January 8th, 2013.
Ah, damn, I was hoping it would be done before Halo 4 released. All well.
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Why is this being released so long after Halo 4?
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Relating to Didact being on the new Cryptium and Requiem being involved with Halo 4.
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There are no spoilers here. That's the description on the back of the book. And even if you haven't read the first two novels, the excerpt tells you nothing about the events of the previous two books. The only thing being spoiled here is the existence of the Flood and if that's a spoiler than you probably started the series with Halo: Reach and need to get with the program. Flood have been around since Halo 1.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:08 PM   #13
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New cover art; major spoiler alert to those who haven't finished the Halo 4 campaign.



The original cover art we saw will be a part of the back of the jacket cover.

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Old 12-22-2012, 12:16 AM   #14
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New cover art; major spoiler alert to those who haven't finished the Halo 4 campaign.



The original cover art we saw will be a part of the back of the jacket cover.

Wow. Fuckng love it. I've never been big on expanded universe media like this. But the game left me really wanting more history on the Didact and his fall from grace. Thinking I'm definitely gonna have to check this out.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:36 PM   #15
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http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...=1#post5510542

Discuss, x360a. Is anyone here excited for Silentium? C'mon, there's gotta be a couple.
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Discuss, x360a. Is anyone here excited for Silentium? C'mon, there's gotta be a couple.
Hey Lemons, good to see you active again. I'm pretty pumped. Not sure you read through my comments in the link you posted but since I haven't read the Forerunner novels yet, I'll be picking them all up at once.

I can't wait, dude. I love the Didact & Librarian, and all that sci-fi Forerunner lore...so these books will be a pleasure to read.

I have Cole Protocal sitting on my shelf, is it worth the read?

EDIT: Oh shit, just saw the cover art in your spoiler tag. That's brilliant. It looks awesome!!
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:44 PM   #17
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I have Cole Protocal sitting on my shelf, is it worth the read?
I think it's good backstory for the Halo universe, but it's not worth the read now with this emphasis on The Reclaimer Trilogy and Forerunners and Precursors and all.

But hey, if it's on your shelf, and it's not a library book, take your time and read it, since Silentium isn't out 'till March, and you say you won't start The Forerunner Saga until Silentium is out.

Explaining in as little detail as possible (and if I remember correctly, as I only read it twice)The Cole Protocol is basically the story of how good ol' Captain Keyes was promoted from a Lieutenant to Commander.

And if you haven't already, here's a reminder:

Must read Halo books:
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-The Thursday War (and Glasslands, because even though it was a bit slow, you get more out of TheThursday War by reading Glasslands)

And of course, all of The Forerunner Saga.

There are some cool poems and short stories in Halo: Evolutions, they're all up for grabs.

The only Halo related material I haven't read are those other non Uprising comic-esque things, like Bloodlines and Helljumper.
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I never really cared for motion-comic shorts/videos but after finally getting around to watching Headhunters, it was pretty sweet.

I kinda forgot about how the Spartan-III's were essentially 'suicide-mission-soliders.'

Since when are the Elites referred to as gators?! And grenades can't pass through shielded barriers...the fuck?

Such a great clip dude, I loved the ending. I'll check out the Mona Lisa tomorrow!
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Well an interesting little tidbit was recently revealed thanks to Greg Bear. As it turns out, and this is something I've been pondering for a while, the Didact we face in Halo 4 was actually the Ur-Didact. This explains a good deal of the hatred we see from him toward Humanity and Bear teases that events in Silentium will make that hatred even stronger.

This really clears up how the Didact would have activated the Halo Array as we discovered in the Terminals during Halo 3. It's nice to have something official on this finally.

http://www.gregbear.com/blog/display.cfm?id=6897
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This really clears up how the Didact would have activated the Halo Array as we discovered in the Terminals during Halo 3. It's nice to have something official on this finally.

http://www.gregbear.com/blog/display.cfm?id=6897
So it's presumed both the Ur and Bornstellar Didacts are dead?
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As far as we know, activating the Ark and the Halo Array offered no sort of protection from the effects, so the Didact that activated it (Obviously Bornstellar since Ur-Didact hated the idea of the Halo Array) and would've been killed in doing so. The Ur-Didact, who we "kill" in Halo 4 would be most likely dead as well, though we all have our suspicions about whether or not he's gone.

I still question whether or not Bornstellar is actually gone though. It seems like the Librarian might still be alive, so I wouldn't be surprised to see either of the Didacts return (Bornstellar would be a most welcome ally )
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I was wondering if the Bornstellar Didact was still alive or not. Since he's essentially the Ur-Didact's conscious, would they be able to have some sort of wacky mind connection thing? So when the Ur-Didact "died" in Halo 4, and if the Bornstellar Didact was still alive, would he know instantly? Like how Obi-Wan Kenobi sensed those people dying when the Death Star blew up that one planet. Strong with the Force. Yay, even more Star Wars.
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Anybody else have it yet? Got mine in the mail today and getting ready to start it after I get off of here. Can't wait to finally see what happens to the Ur-Didact to piss him off so much (and I really hope it goes up to the point of Bornstellar activating The Ark. Guess I'll know soon enough
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