Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (September 6, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 0.8 x 12.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Being an avid Halo fan, I have been looking forward to this book's release ever since hearing about it several months ago. I recieved it in the mail today and have not been able to put it down for the past few hours!With over 200 pages, there are vibrant pieces of artwork (some of them brand new pieces not shown anywhere else) every couple of pages with lots of text in-between them. Unlike a lot of the other Halo encyclopedias/guides, this book appears to be a majority of text; that means you're going to get a lot of detail about what you're reading.The book appears to cover everything from 2001's "Halo: Combat Evolved" up to 2015's "Halo 5: Guardians" release, along with all novel, comic, and media coverage in between the games.The book is divided up into several sections: "The Foreunner Legacy", "Rise of Humanity", "End of the War", "The Aftermath", and "Return of the Prometheans". Each section has several chapters to them relating everything that happened in that particular part of the Halo universe. There is a nice size index at the back of the book incase you're looking for anything specific.Whether you're a Halo fanatic or are new to the series, this book is for one and all and appears to have become the quintessential companion book for all things related to Halo's story. It will not disappoint!
I just got this in the mail an hour ago, and I can't put it down! Not only is it a visually stunning book, but it is chock full of information about the Halo universe. This is a must-have for any fan of Halo!! I highly recommend it!
This source book is something I've been waiting for since 2006. This book is great for long time fans who want to discover new things about the universe and for newcomers who need a quick way to catch up on anything they may have missed. The artwork is stunning and the writers at 343i should feel proud.
I'm a long time Halo fan and have consumed most of the book media surrounding the Halo world. The story of Halo isn't always crystal clear and canon can seem distorted after so many books and comics. This pieces everything together nicely. I'm going to read it again.
I have every book, graphic publication, and dvd that has been released for Halo. I have been playing it since the first year. I also have ten 3-inch binders with print-outs for material found on websites devoted to the Halo universe. I am VERY happy with this book. The artwork is great. It does an excellent job in a small space to give the history. For those who want to get background without getting a PhD in Halo lore, this is a good start.
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