HALO: New Blood - Matt Forbeck

HALO: New Blood

Author: Matt Forbeck

  • Publication Date: 2015-03-02
  • Category: Science Fiction
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 202 Ratings)


The New York Times bestselling series based on the blockbuster Xbox® games!

While Spartans get all the glory, no soldier―not even the legendary Master Chief―wins a war on their own. Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck and his team of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODSTs) played a major role in saving the Earth from all-out invasion at the end of the Covenant War―acts of bravery and ingenuity that did not go unnoticed by the United Nations Space Command.

Now, after many Spartans have been killed in battle and the Master Chief is listed as MIA, the UNSC decides to create a new generation of Spartans to defend humanity from threats both outside―and within. When they come to Buck with an extraordinary proposition, he is forced to make a life-altering decision. With the Covenant War finally over, is it time for him to finally retire to the sidelines for a life he could only dream about…or is he prepared to step up and become part of the military’s new blood?

Copyright © 2015 by Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Microsoft, Halo, the Halo logo, Xbox, and the Xbox logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.


  • Sidetracked at times, but gripping.

    By No more nicknames96
    Halo: New Blood is a thrilling read that sometimes forgets that mostly fans of the video game series will be reading this. Whether it be filling chapters with a "Halo ODST" summary or going through examining what certain enemies were like a Wikipedia page. Even though that may be a bit annoying it still manages to give closure and hope for your favorite characters from the ODST. I recommend this to any Halo fan who wants to have a good amount of laughs and maybe even a few tears.
  • Phenomenal!

    By CrudestN1ckand1
    An excellent book written by an excellent author! Bought the book earlier and if you are think about getting it, YES ABSOLUTLY! Great read!
  • Omg I loved the sample

    By Abudak
    I'm getting the book right now because the sample was great.
  • Wonderful!

    By AkuBuluku
    A great addition into the Halo universe. It's nice to get some further insight to some of our favorite characters in the halo franchise. Personally, it was very emotional, it's sad the way some things turned out.