Halo : Contact Harvest

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This is how it began...It is the year 2524. Harvest is a peaceful, prosperous farming colony on the very edge of human-controlled space. But we have trespassed on holy ground - strayed into the path of an aggressive alien empire known as the Covenant. What begins as a chance encounter between an alien privateer and a human freighter catapults mankind into a struggle for its very existence.But humanity is also locked in a bitter civil war known as the Insurrection. So the survival of Harvest's citizens falls to a squad of battle-weary UNSC Marines and their inexperienced colonial militia trainees. In this unlikely group of heroes, one stands above the rest... a young Marine staff sergeant named Avery Johnson.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 134.62 x 205.74 x 30.48mm | 385.55g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Trade Paperback.
  • 0765315696
  • 9780765315694
  • 568,760

About Eric Nylund

Joseph Staten started working with game developer Bungie Studios in 1998, and has since served as a writer and designer for Oni, as well as writer and cinematics director for Halo and Halo 2. He also works with Peter Jackson's game development studio, Wingnut Interactive, writing and designing in the Halo universe. Staten attended college at Northwestern University and earned a master's in military history and political science at the University of Chicago.show more

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6,361 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (2,319)
3 24% (1,515)
2 5% (333)
1 1% (65)

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" This book, apart from The Fall of Reach, is the best novel set in the Halo universe to date (03' Feb 2008). It really does answer alot of questions about the Covenant Religion and their origins. It also contains some little twists to jog your Halo knowledge. I wont give too much away, but for instance, there is mention of a certain Unggoy that had me smiling at the mere mention of its name. All in all this is an excellent and awesome book to read and a recommend anyone who enjoys even the littlest excitment from science fiction to buy a copy or lend if possible and read it. I cannot wait for the next Halo novel instalment."show more
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