Halo: Cryptum (Forerunner Saga, #1) by Greg Bear

Halo: Cryptum (Forerunner Saga, #1)

Halo #8

Greg Bear

fiction science fiction video games adventurous slow-paced

352 pages | first published 2011


Halo: Cryptum, the first novel in the Forerunner Saga trilogy by science fiction legend Greg Bear, is set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! It is a tale of life, death, intergalactic horror, exile,...
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adventurous 100%
mysterious 66%
challenging 33%
dark 33%
emotional 33%
funny 33%
hopeful 33%
reflective 33%
sad 33%
tense 33%


slow 50%
medium 25%
fast 25%

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