Gallery Books Announces Halo: Shadows Of Reach Novel

Gallery Books announced this week they have a new Halo novel on the way in time for the new game as they're releasing Halo: Shadows Of Reach. This is an all-new story from author Troy Denning, featuring Master Chief in a standalone adventure. The story itself is set 33 years after the events of Halo: Oblivion and just one year after the events of Halo 5: Guardians, which will throw readers back into this universe and connect a few more of the dots before Halo Infinite is eventually released in 2021. You can read a little bit more of the plot below as the book will be released on October 20th, 2020.

The cover of Halo: Shadows Of Reach, courtesy of Gallery Books.
The cover of Halo: Shadows Of Reach, courtesy of Gallery Books.

October 2559. It's been a year since the renegade artificial intelligence Cortana issued a galaxy-wide ultimatum, subjecting many worlds to martial law under the indomitable grip of her Forerunner weapons. Outside her view, the members of Blue Team—John-117, the Master Chief; Fred-104; Kelly-087; and Linda-058—are assigned from the UNSC Infinity to make a covert insertion onto the ravaged planet Reach. Their former home and training ground—and the site of humanity's most cataclysmic military defeat near the end of the Covenant War—Reach still hides myriad secrets after all these years. Blue Team's mission is to penetrate the rubble-filled depths of CASTLE Base and recover top-secret assets locked away in Dr. Catherine Halsey's abandoned laboratory—assets which may prove to be humanity's last hope against Cortana. But Reach has been invaded by a powerful and ruthless alien faction, who have their own reasons for being there. Establishing themselves as a vicious occupying force on the devastated planet, this enemy will soon transform Blue Team's simple retrieval operation into a full-blown crisis. And with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance, mission failure is not an option…

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