First Halo Forerunner Novel Revealed

Posted on October 10, 2010

The Greg Bear-penned book Halo: Cryptum will release in January 2011, and is the first of a planned trilogy of Forerunner novels with Tor Books. Check out the full cover image after the jump.

Tor Books
explains the setting:

“Halo: Cryptum will begin the first deep exploration into the time of the Forerunners, the creators and builders of the Halos. Almost nothing is known for sure about this ancient race. Worshipped by the Covenant as gods, their engineering relics pepper the galaxy, and their connection to humanity remains unanswered. Devoted fans of both the books and games will finally get to delve deep into the era of these enigmatic beings, and discover for themselves the epic story behind one of the great mysteries of the “Halo” universe: the complete disappearance of the Forerunners from existence.”

“The enigma of the Forerunners is really at the heart of the drama and mystery of the Halo universe,” says Frank O’Connor, Franchise Development Director for 343 Industries. “In all the games and the books so far we’ve only scratched the surface of the terrible events that engulfed the Forerunners and the Galaxy they protected 100,000 years ago, and we’re very lucky to have a writer with Greg’s experience and creativity to help us finally shed some light on why the Halos are really here.”

I’ll definitely have to ask Matt Miller for a summary of this book after he blazes through it!

Go to Source (Game Informer)

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