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Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, by Eric S. Nylund

alexchandler's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

books17's review against another edition

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4.0

Not as good as I remembered it being unfortunately, but still quite good - I really wish Nylund had written the follow on from this, as by all accounts [b:Halo: Glasslands|11915781|Halo Glasslands|Karen Traviss|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1310810752s/11915781.jpg|16875322] and [b:Halo: The Thursday War|13575318|Halo The Thursday War|Karen Traviss|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1336423212s/13575318.jpg|19157332] are steaming piles of shit. Nevertheless I'll probably try them at some point just for completion's sake.

I really wish the novel had spent more time with the Spartan III's - they were the most interesting part of the book, and they feel almost glossed over. The last two thirds is predominantly pretty dull action, but Nylund's creativity within the Halo universe is without question. Some really neat ideas.

absurtiddy's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

brandonhickey's review against another edition

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adventurous slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

cottcgecore's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

kormon's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

nooker's review against another edition

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5.0

Bizarrely good for a book based off a video game.

tempest_'s review against another edition

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5.0

“We lost you once, Kurt. We’re not going to leave you again.”

<3...

eeves's review

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adventurous fast-paced

4.0

universalhat's review against another edition

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3.0

This book probably woulda been better if I'd read it when I was fifteen or so.
Which is not an overly negative thing, it just reads like it's based on a videogame. ... which i understand it to be.