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Halo: The Flood (Halo (Tor Paperback)) Paperback – 12 Oct 2010

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Product details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; 2nd ed. edition (12 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076532833X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765328335
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.8 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,272,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

The official novel of the award-winning Xbox game, one of the bestselling computer games of recent years. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

About the Author

William C. Dietz is the best-selling author of more than thirty novels some of which have been translated into German, Russian, and Japanese. He grew up in the Seattle area, spent time with the Navy and Marine Corps as a medic, graduated from the University of Washington, lived in Africa for half a year, and has traveled to six continents. Dietz has been variously employed as a surgical technician, college instructor, news writer, television producer, and director of public relations and marketing for an international telephone company. He and his wife live in Washington State where they enjoy traveling, kayaking, snorkeling, and not too surprisingly, reading books.


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By A Customer on 12 May 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Halo: The Flood is one of the best books that I have ever read, it links in perfectly with both the game and the first book Halo: The Fall of Reach. The story is based around Master Chief Spartan 117 (less commonly known as John) after he is abruptly woken up on the Pillar of Autumn and is told to evacuate onto the ringworld. The book tells the story in much more detail than you can find actually in the game. If, however, you are more interested in the game it also gives you some useful tactics in combating different areas of the game by describing in detail how John deals with the situation himself. Throughout the book to the very last page you can familiarise youself with the characters in it. Also, as an added extra, it also tells the story from the point of view of different characters and their own various missions ranging from a covenant Spec. ops Elite searching out the Spartan to a Marine that is possessed by the Flood.
Overall, I would highly recommend Halo: The Flood even if you dont usually read books or if indeed you havent played the game Throughout the book to the very last page you can familiarise youself with the characters in it.
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By A Customer on 17 April 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is one of the best books that I have ever read along with Halo: The Fall of Reach. It really sets the scene, with much more detail in it about Halo and the Flood from all perspectives including human, covenant and the creatures unfortunate enough to be possessed by the Flood. The book tells the story of the game but with an almost 'behind the scenes' style of presentation. If you enjoyed the game, you will definitely love Halo: The Flood.
All in all, buy this book and it'll make you eager to play the game again just to find out more.
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This book, along with 'Halo - The fall of Reach' is a great read for Halo fans. This book is the story of the game, but much more. not only does it follow the Master Chief, but it tells us about Captain Keys and what him and the rest of the Marines are doing during the Master Chiefs missions. It also follows the story from the covenant point of veiw! A great read and will give you a whole new veiw of Halo. If you get this book, I STRONGLY reccommend buying the other book in the series. This two is a great read about the Master Chief, why and how he was trained and how there used to be a whole team of Spartans, and how they came to Halo. Read this second book and you will understand the starting movie of the game a lot better. Brilliant books.
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The first Halo book was really great, full of suspense and a very good introduction to the Halo universe and the Halo game. This second book follows the story of the game so for players of the game there are not a lot of surprises or new content. The writing style is not as good as the first one, probably because a lot of situations were literally based on the game. For fans of the series there is some interesting info though. We get more information about the Covenant and are introduced to some new characters and races that will play a more important role in Halo 2. The book also tries to fill in some holes that were left by the first book and the game. If you have never played the game before and are just looking for a good SF book, I recommend you read the first book (Halo : Fall of Reach). Of course if you are curious to know what happens to Master Chief after the first book this book will keep you happy. If you need your Halo fix because you cannot wait for the new game then this book is perfect. The all out action and Master Chief guarantee a quick and interesting read.
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This story would be best read after reading the first of the series Halo: The fall of Reach as it wouldnt make much sense and would probably be confusing.
I had a lot of anticipation for this title and i wasnt let down one bit. Having read the first book which sets the story and character profiles this continues the story of Sparten 117 Mastercheif and his fight to survive an alien force of immense size and power.
Its truly engaging once you pick it up you wont wanna put it down as every page is full of action and an amazing story that twists with a truly superb ending that leaves you wanting more which hopefully should be on its way.
This book should appeal to fans of Halo and fans of science fiction as the technology of the two forces is truly imaginative and possible without going over the top in short this book is great i cant reccomend it enough.
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By A Customer on 13 April 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Having read Halo: the Fall of Reach a week before, it was no surprise that this book would be good. However, this was truely amazing, i have completed the game head to toe and this book STILL managed to tell me buckets of info that i never knew. I was amazed, the battle scenes are executed with skill and effort and even if your not a fan of Halo; this book is still worth a look.
Honestly, i would struggle to see how any fan of Halo or science fiction alike cannot admire this book and the translation from game to book. When you read this book, the first thing that you notice is the attention to detail the author has given; you can be astoundingly consumed into the world of Halo SO easily, its scary...
Well worth a read. Definately.
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