Top positive review
on 29 November 2009
Fan's of the best selling XBOX game series will absolutely get a blast out of this title that's set in the past to the games timeline as the Cole Protocol is an early adaptation to space travel that prevents the Covenant from finding Mankind's homeworld, Earth. Written in that Spartan style that many of todays readers are enamoured with, it is a great addition as it gets to give the series a sense of history that many felt has been missing from the various other books out there.
What perhaps does make this novel unique is the perspective from which its set. That of an invaded colony trying to get back to Earth and survive, sort of a take on the Battlestar Galactica mythos if I'm honest. Whilst perhaps trickier than a lot of the other novels to dive into, it is well formed, the concept a great one and written with skill alongside carefully crafted characters that will make the story just pop. An interesting offering and one that has made me make a note of the authors name so I'll chase other titles by them.