Tyler Chatelain's Reviews > Halo: The Fall of Reach

Halo by Eric S. Nylund
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Feb 09, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, video-game-based, human-alien-warfare, advanced-technology, futuristic
Read in November, 2006

Most of the novel adaptations for video games which I've read have been absolutely abysmal, with others still being somewhat entertaining but still unenjoyable to some extent. However, I thoroughly enjoyed Nylund's spin on the Halo series in "The Fall of Reach" because he seemingly brought the characters to life, expanded on their personalities, and even provided a background which correlates well with the events of the game series. What seemed most effective in fleshing the characters out was most likely Nylund's use of his personal experience as a military veteran in order to convey a realistic portrayal of the emotions, strategy, and general responses of humanity during their conflict with and utter defeat at the advanced technology of the Covenant army's armada.
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