Top critical review
Average at best?
on October 30, 2011
I finished the book at least. I kept hoping it would get better but it did not. I have read all of the Halo books and this one is disappointing. This book has hardly any action but more a situation analysis of the political state of the earth forces, the covenant and the colonies. No great battle scenes, no real plot. The entire book seems to be a set up in the last 2% to get you to buy the next book. I hate that! Make this book good or even better, make it outstanding and I will buy the next one. This book in no way compares to the ones written by Eric Nylund. This one is not worth $9.99. I would consider, if I were you, to even spend the money.
This book takes 464 pages to turn the Spartan 2 warriors into psychological wrecks, past heroes and heroines into criminals and set up a revolution within the former covenant forces so another book can be written to get more money from loyal readers. I am totally disappointed.
Just a note: Sixteen of the 4 and 5 star reviews are by first time reviewers. In addition thirteen of the 4 and 5 star reviews are by reviewers who have posted only 2 reviews. The numbers are pumped up to make a bad book look good. Save your money!