The action centers mostly on Sergent Avery Johnson, a soldier who is haunted by his time fighting against human Insurrectionists and the loss of a close family member, who is sent to the remote planet Harvest to train a local militia. The first thing you will notice is the excellent amount of description that really helps you imagine planet Harvest and its inhabitants. The story features Sgt Avery Johnson of the first Halo Trilogy as mankind first encounter's the Covenant. But humanity is also locked in a bitter civil war known as the Insurrection. Harvest is faced with an alien force that has higher technologies and better weapons and stands no chance in an all-out war. Right off the start, it is obvious that Joseph Staten does not have the same writing style or flare for action that some of the other Halo authors have i. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change.
Well as of this point I am half way through it and am struggling to keep interest and finish it, though I will finish it eventually. I did find several grammatical errors throughout though. The only thing that's hard to believe about this book is that it's Joseph Staten's first published novel. I love Halo, and this book is very well written. If you're a Halo fan, you cannot pass this book up; first human-covenant battle, along with a gripping storyline-- it starts out slow, but it reels you right in after a few chapters.
On the Covenant holy city of High Charity, two , the Minister of Fortitude and the Vice-Minister of Tranquility, plot to take the place of the three Prophet Hierarchs currently leading the Covenant. You'll be left wondering just who will survive this first encounter and who will perish. You don't have to be a Halo fan to appreciate this book. Contact Harvest 's success was surprising to some. These agents, led by their Maccabeus, have been ordered to confirm the presence of the relics; despite the reservations of his nephew, Tartarus, Maccabeus agrees to parley with the humans on Harvest. It's also the story of mankind's first contact with the aggressive Covenant, fanatical space aliens who are hellbent on humanity's destruction when we encounter them in Halo.
If I could give it a 4. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Her quest for knowledge transformed her. Joseph Staten and Eric Nylund are the two best authors of books in the Halo series and I strongly recommend the books written by them. You get a much better insight into the psychology and culture of some of the Covenant species.
The book splits its time between the Covenant High Charity and the planet of Harvest. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Set in 2525, twenty-seven years before the events of , the novel tells the story of the first encounter with the alien collective known as the on the colony world of Harvest, and the beginning of the long war that follows. This book does everything a Halo novel should. Also I found there was way too much exposition. Hopefully they'll bring back Eric Nuyland for the next installments. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.
From here the story quickly picks up, as we're thrust into a small planets hope of survival, while a technologically superior force tries to exterminate all the people, and retrieve an Oracle. There are a few parts where it had me laughing out loud - something I never experienced with the previous novels. A Covenant Deacon named Dadab is alarmed when he realizes the Kig-Yar shipmistress intends to steal a portion of the relics for herself, starting with relics leaving the planet on a human cargo ship. Archived from on January 3, 2008. Eric Nylund is good, but all the fighting with the spartans just make them seem more and more like machines. Which ironically sums up this book in a nutshell. It's the only book that takes place entirely during the prewar, fleshing out a world where humanity's primary concern was the threat of civil war from insurrectionist forces.
Probably the most essential part of the book are the chapters told from the perspective of the Covenant. In Contact Harvest, however, Mr. But we have trespassed on holy ground--strayed into the path of an aggressive alien empire known as the Covenant. Each edition includes articles from the front page, as well as the paper's international, national, business, sports, and editorial sections. There was a sex scene described at the end I was unhappy with. Archived from on December 23, 2007.
After finally finishing it, I must say that I am glad I did, as the last half of the book was good. Staten and fellow Halo author promoted Contact Harvest at 2007, giving away posters of the book's cover. Based on the universe and characters from the multimillion selling Xbox video games Halo and Halo 2, Halo: Contact Harvest continues the story of humanity's next great battle in their ongoing wars against the seemingly infinite alien factions who consider the human race heathens. Exactly why are the Covenant so pissed off at humans, anyway? They are attracted by sensor readings that indicate the presence of cherished Forerunner relics on the planet's surface. Этот товар может являться товаром, не прошедшим заводской контроль, или новым, неиспользованным товаром с дефектами. Archived from on January 18, 2012. As the weapon was first introduced in the video game and the events of Contact Harvest take place decades before the game, fans were quick to say that Staten had made a mistake.
One evening, her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face and then never speaks another word. This book shows all of the quality of a more seasoned writer, and is a fine addition for collectors and fans as well as Sci-Fi readers in general. Archived from on October 17, 2012. The story itself is extremely interesting and gives readers the first real dip into the Covenant and its many species' lifestyle, history and background and shows us how even the smallest of people and situations can lead to everlasting effects. Archived from on September 15, 2007. What begins as a chance encounter between an alien privateer and a human freighter catapults mankind into a struggle for its very existence. Halo by Joseph Staten 2007 This is how it began.