Halo: Contact Harvest (Halo #5)
Aside from that, however, Contact...more
This book is a specialty. A treat for those who indulge themselves in the intricate fiction of the Halo-verse, and a confusing and trite war-story for those who don't. While not as deep as the other Halo works, this does give a bit of background that might not be familiar ot those who played the game. Now don't misunderstand, if you play the games for the playing bit and not the story, you'll hate this book. Before I can rip into the story, I can tell you what's good about it.
While not offering...more
Halo: Contact Harvest, by Joseph Staten, follows humanity during its first contact with the alien empire, the Covenant. The novel is chronologically the first in the Halo series, and gives background as to how the war between humanity and the Covenant began. Halo: Contact Harvest is primarily a science-fiction novel, but it also draws on many elements from adventure novels as well. I chose the book since it was the only book in the Halo series that I had yet to read, and because...more
It mainly takes place on a planet called Harvest, which is a colony of Earth, in the year 2524, but some of the action happens elsewhere. This book's main character is Marine Staff Sergeant Avery Johnson. The USMC and planet Earth are at war with an alien species called The Covenant. Another plot to this is that the United Nations had taken over Earth: "Some people who lived in the zone still co...more
Its presented through 3 distinct point...more
Joseph Staten has been writing for a while in the Halo franchise though this is his first novel so we can forgive him for a few things. However, I will say that a few things he does are very well done....more
I picked up Contact Harvest after reading Cole Protocol. I found the book interesting because of some differences. Cole Protocol was scientific and Contact Harvest was more war. Certainly some parts only for mature readers. Contact Harvest is worth to read.
Contact Harvest is worth reading because for one it's well written. It's so well written that there were certain things i didn't know what the author was trying to say. I guess it's my lack of smarts. I still enjoyed most of the book. So Conta...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I would have given it 5 stars were it not for the unjustifiable sex-scene. It was also very explicit,...more
Using many characters, humans and aliens alike, all of which are in their respective military, Staten tells a grim war story. There is no deep, philosophical dialogue, no profound meaning or insight, just a somber, acknowledgement of struggle, and dirty alien politics. Staten executes...more
The main protagonist is Staff Sergeant Avery Johnson, a character anyone who has played the Halo games is familiar with. The story...more
His problem: the universe he's built is boring and as confusing as shit. I rem...more
The book was very well written. Joseph Staten did a wonderful job of taking a couple small plot points in the series and constructing a whole story around...more
5 Stars: The book went above and beyond my expectations, delivering a tremendous literary understanding while not sacrificing the pacing of a compelling story.
4 Stars: The book was everything I had hoped it would be, delivering a terrific story while not blowing my mind.
3 Stars: The book was average - which does NOT mean bad. The book may have been well written, but the story was nothing special.
2 Stars: The book was below average. It did not meet my expectations and...more
One thing is for certain, this volume in the unending saga which is Halo, glimpses at the toll the war would eventually take. All from the first bloody glancing blows of first contact on Harvest.
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