Halo: The Flood Paperback – Oct 12 2010
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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.See all Product Description
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Most people who read this book have already played through the single-player portion of Halo on the Xbox or PC, and having to read through a section that they've already experienced was slightly tedious for me. Sections such as The Library, which was considered by many to be one of the more monotonous areas of the game, became almost a chore to read through; I slogged through it once, I don't want to slog through it again in print!
Still, the battle scenes are well written and showed a familiarity with the Halo universe; all the major characters such as the Master Chief, Cortana, and Captain Keyes are consistent with what we've come to expect from the game and Nylund's novels in the series, and I was hard-pressed to find any technical discrepancies with the established canon. The Terran Marine contingent's fight for survival with the Covenent is also quite riveting, filling in some of the blanks that were left in the game. Halo: The Flood is a wonderful way for people who may not be into gaming to continue with the sci-fi story that Bungie wrote for the game, and is a solid read for those who finished it.
So, as a book on its own, Halo: The Flood gets 4 stars in my opinion. If you've already completed the game, then I'll downgrade my rating to 3.5 stars. While the other two books in the Halo series are better, this is still a solid sci-fi read!