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Bornstellar Makes Eternal Lasting is a young rebellious Forerunner who seeks out the marvelous artifacts left behind by the Precursors --long-vanished superbeings of unknowable power and intent -- an act that forces his father's hand and forever changes Bornstellar's destiny ... and the fate of the entire galaxy.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2011, c2010.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765323965
Branch Call Number: FIC Bear
Characteristics: 342 pages ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Cryptum


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Dec 20, 2016

Solid high science fiction for a book based on a video game. I've never been that interested in the lore of the Halo games, and I can't remember how I came across this book. Either way, the story within it was excellent, and could probably stand on its own merits if it had nothing to do with the Halo series. The story includes concepts such as civilization collapse, class conflict, imperialism and the re-assimilation of war veterans. It takes a while for the story to pick up, but after slogging through the first 1/3rd of the book, its worth it to read. The same goes for the two sequel books, "Silentum" and "Primordium". The overall story takes place more than 100,000 years before the Halo series takes place, and involves the fall of the forerunner civilization after a war with the progenitors to modern humans. It also explains the origins of the Flood, the Forerunners, the Precursors, the Prophets and the original humans of the galaxy.

Oct 05, 2016

Seemas like this was written to support the game? Never played Halo however, this is nicely paced and not bad. Greg Bear, would anyone expect less ?

May 31, 2015

A middling readable Greg Bear tome in the spirit of Larry Niven. Good characters, decent plot, only minor organization problems. Well edited.

Oct 09, 2012

very good

RezidentZeldaBau5z Jul 12, 2012

Best book Ever! Love me some complicated reads! If you dont like or understand this book, work on your comprehension skills. 100 of 100 stars

Jan 08, 2012

I own at Halo video games

Try to beet me

Apr 25, 2011

This was an decent read, but I didn't think it was up to Greg Bear's normal standard. Slightly disappointing.

Jan 24, 2011

this book was amazingly boring for most of the first half. the book got more and more confusing until the end

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