Halo Books In Order To Read (2023)

Who says there is no combination of books and video games and that one can only like either of them? Yes, we do agree that there are a few books that make a mark for video game lovers or the sci-fi lovers and the Halo series is definitely one of them.
Halo is a video game series as well and that’s why many gamers are interested in the series. The book series involves a total of 15 books and that’s why people who love to read series are a fan of this series as well. The journey of the Halo series started with its book, Halo: The Fall of Reach which was published in 2001 and it’s still continuing, and the last book was published in 2019 and you can expect the new book this year. The series has been written by multiple authors as well.
Unlike many other series where you can pick up any book and that won’t affect the storyline (except the character development) this series is must be read in its book order. And that’s why we are here to help you by introducing the Halo series in order. So go ahead and read the article to know more.

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1. Halo: The Fall of Reach

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Halo: the Fall of Reach is the first book of the halo series which was published in the year 2001. This military science fiction is said to be the prequel of Halo: Combat Evolved which was the first game in the series. The book takes you to the 26th century and all the events take place at that time.
The book has been appreciated by not only the fans but also by critics. The writing is phenomenal and the lots of strong characters make it even more interesting. The book was also adapted as a comic series in the year 2010.

2. Halo: The Flood

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This the second book in the Halo series and it was basically based on the 2001 game Halo: Combat Evolved. It was published in the year 2003 and it depicts the events of the game. The story of the book revolves around the Pillar of Autumn which is a human ship trying to escape from the aliens known as Covenant. The Pillar of Autumn discovers a massive artifact named Halo and they must make use of it. But there is another force from which they have to fight and try to uncover Halo’s secrets and stay alive. Although you might find it not flowing the same events of the game. The repetitive fight scene and the style of writing by the author have been appreciated by the fans as well as the critics.

3. Halo: First Strike

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This book has been written by Eric Nylund and was released in the year 2003 as well. The book mainly focuses on the gap between two games that is, Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2.
The books start with the arrival of Covenant on the human planet of Reach. You will also see the Reach’s SPARTAN-II defending itself against the aliens. You will see the events of battle and survival. Overall the book will be enjoyable for a Halo fan or a Sci-Fi fan!

4. Halo: Ghosts Of Onyx

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This book was also written by Eric Nylund and this was released in the year 2006. If you have read the previous two books of the series you would be aware of the writing style of Eric and even begin to like it, and this book is no exception to that. The book features the creation of a group of supersoldiers that is SPARTAN-3s. These soldiers are meant to defend the humanity against Covenant (aliens).
The story features the events after Halo 2, where the SPARTAN is against the robots and the Covenant, who are working together to find out the secret of Halo. It was listed as one of the bestsellers and received mainly positive reviews.

5. Halo: Contact Harvest

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For a change, this Halo series book is written by Joseph Staten and it was released in the year 2007. The books take you to the year 2525 which is twelve years before the events of Halo: Combat Evolved and it features the first encounter of the Covenant on the colony of the world harvest.
The lead character of the story is a young Marine, Staff Sergent Avery Johanson. The book was well-received by the audience and as the author wanted, the book was also appreciated by those who have never played the game before. Overall the events will definitely interest you and you will love in the series even more.

6. Halo: The Cole Protocol

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The book has been written by Tobias S. Buckell and it was published in the year 2009. The book further takes you to the events after the previous books in the halo series. It’s adventurous, it’s marvelous and it’s definitely something you would enjoy as a Halo fan, so surprise yourself with this book.

7. Halo: Evolution- Essential Tales of the Halo Universe

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Ever since humans have found another place to live apart from the planet Earth! They have been exposed to the many dangers and they are trying hard to survive there. This is because of the aliens and foreign forces that have been attacking them ever since they put their foot in that strange place. We know you are aware of the plot by now, but this book is a collection of stories that features the various adventures of humans and their evolution in the Halo universe.
This book is action-packed and full of creativity as you discover many new things about the series and the Evolution!!!

8. Halo: Silentium

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Halo: Selentium is the book that features the chaos of the Halo universe. There are tragedies, allies, unusual forces. There are many events that took place. So there are many things that you will look forward to.

9. Halo: Broken Circle

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Humanity is on the verge of extinction and supersoldiers are the hope of everyone. And they are trying to find answers and see how they are gonna find answers.

10. Halo: New Blood

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Halo: New Blood is trying to make a new generation of Spartan. Now all the eyes are on Sergent Edward Buck who is at the extraordinary position and everyone is trying g to figure out whether he would retire or join the new blood!

11. Halo: Glasslands

The book was written by Karen Traviss. The awaited war has finally happened between the humans and the Covenant. Where the humans have won and the Covenant seems to be collapsed. The war surely was a destructive one and everyone is terrified to see the post-war scenario. The only thing that is happy about is that there will be finally peace for humans. But in reality, the peace is far from them and it’s the silence before the thunderstorm. It would be interesting to see the aftermath results.


So these are the Halo books that you have been looking for and we hope you found our list helpful. Now that you know which book you should read first and the right order of the halo series books, you can actually start the amazing series and introduce yourself to the Halo Universe! Thank you for visiting the page and keep coming for more such content.

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