History Literature / HaloTheFallOfReach

29th Jul '16 4:51:43 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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The [[BroadStrokes broad story details]] of this book have been adopted into the main ''Halo'' canon, with references popping up as early as ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}''; the game ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' even takes place entirely on the titular planet. While ''Halo'' canon has evolved significantly since the original writing (not only has the actual Fall of Reach has been elaborated upon far more by later media, but the novel itself had to be slightly rewritten in its 2010 and 2011 editions to make it mesh better with later canon), the core elements of the Spartan program and the characters depicted here are still vital to the mythology.

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The [[BroadStrokes broad story details]] of this book have been adopted into the main ''Halo'' canon, with references popping up as early as ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}''; the game ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' even takes place entirely on the titular planet. While ''Halo'' canon has evolved significantly since the original writing (not only has the actual Fall of Reach has been elaborated upon far more by later media, but the novel itself had to be was slightly rewritten in its 2010 and 2011 editions to make it mesh better with later canon), the core elements of the Spartan program and the characters depicted here are still vital to the mythology.
29th Jul '16 4:50:24 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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The [[BroadStrokes broad story details]] of this book have been adopted into the main ''Halo'' canon, with references popping up as early as ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}''; the game ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' even takes place entirely on the titular planet. While ''Halo'' canon has evolved significantly since the original writing (the actual Fall of Reach has been elaborated upon far more by later media than this book ever did), the core elements of the Spartan program and the characters depicted here are still vital to the mythology.

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The [[BroadStrokes broad story details]] of this book have been adopted into the main ''Halo'' canon, with references popping up as early as ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}''; the game ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' even takes place entirely on the titular planet. While ''Halo'' canon has evolved significantly since the original writing (the (not only has the actual Fall of Reach has been elaborated upon far more by later media than this book ever did), media, but the novel itself had to be slightly rewritten in its 2010 and 2011 editions to make it mesh better with later canon), the core elements of the Spartan program and the characters depicted here are still vital to the mythology.
29th Jul '16 4:41:20 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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''Halo: The Fall of Reach'' is the first novel in the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' series, and sets up the backbone of the franchise’s lore. It was written by Eric Nylund. Beginning several decades before ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', the book explores the history of Spartan John-117 – later to become the Master Chief – and his rise through the ranks of the United Nations Space Command's (UNSC) [[SuperSoldier Spartan-II]] program, who were originally developed as an elite strike team to counter human insurrectionists, but are transformed by FirstContact and the subsequent war with the Covenant into humanity's greatest heroes, as they are the only group the UNSC can consistently rely on to get results in the war. The book follows John through a childhood immersed in military training, his struggles adjusting to his enhancements, the battles he fought on behalf of humanity, and his eventual acquisition of the [[PoweredArmor MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor]].

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''Halo: The Fall of Reach'' is the first novel in the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' series, and sets up the backbone of the franchise’s lore. It was written by Eric Nylund.Nylund in 2001. Beginning several decades before ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', the book explores the history of Spartan John-117 – later to become the Master Chief – and his rise through the ranks of the United Nations Space Command's (UNSC) [[SuperSoldier Spartan-II]] program, who were originally developed as an elite strike team to counter human insurrectionists, but are transformed by FirstContact and the subsequent war with the Covenant into humanity's greatest heroes, as they are the only group the UNSC can consistently rely on to get results in the war. The book follows John through a childhood immersed in military training, his struggles adjusting to his enhancements, the battles he fought on behalf of humanity, and his eventual acquisition of the [[PoweredArmor MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor]].
29th Jul '16 3:55:08 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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The Fall of Reach is the first novel in the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' series, and sets up the backbone of the franchise’s history. It was written by Eric Nylund. Beginning several decades before the first game, the book explores the history of Spartan John-117 – later to become Master Chief – and his rise through the ranks in the [[SuperSoldier Spartan]] program for the UNSC. Originally developed as an elite strike team to counter human insurrectionists, FirstContact and subsequent war with the Covenant puts them into service for years and were the only group the UNSC could rely on to get results in the war. The book follows John as a child recruited into basic training, his struggles adjusting to his enhancements, the battles he fought on behalf of humanity and the eventual acquisition of the [[PoweredArmor Mjlonir combat armor]].

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''Halo: The Fall of Reach Reach'' is the first novel in the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' series, and sets up the backbone of the franchise’s history.lore. It was written by Eric Nylund. Beginning several decades before the first game, ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', the book explores the history of Spartan John-117 – later to become the Master Chief – and his rise through the ranks in of the United Nations Space Command's (UNSC) [[SuperSoldier Spartan]] program for the UNSC. Originally Spartan-II]] program, who were originally developed as an elite strike team to counter human insurrectionists, but are transformed by FirstContact and the subsequent war with the Covenant puts them into service for years and were humanity's greatest heroes, as they are the only group the UNSC could can consistently rely on to get results in the war. The book follows John as through a child recruited into basic childhood immersed in military training, his struggles adjusting to his enhancements, the battles he fought on behalf of humanity humanity, and the his eventual acquisition of the [[PoweredArmor Mjlonir combat armor]].
MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor]].



The [[BroadStrokes broad story details]] of this book have been adopted into the main ''Halo'' canon, with references popping up as early as ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}''; the game ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' even takes place entirely on the titular planet. While ''Halo'' canon has evolved significantly since the original writing (the actual Fall of Reach has been elaborated upon far more by later media than this book ever did), the core elements of the Spartan program and the characters depicted are still vital to the mythology.

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The [[BroadStrokes broad story details]] of this book have been adopted into the main ''Halo'' canon, with references popping up as early as ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}''; the game ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' even takes place entirely on the titular planet. While ''Halo'' canon has evolved significantly since the original writing (the actual Fall of Reach has been elaborated upon far more by later media than this book ever did), the core elements of the Spartan program and the characters depicted here are still vital to the mythology.
21st Jun '16 7:46:44 AM MadSpy
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** Taken UpToEleven at the Battle of Sigma Octanus IV, where [[spoiler: the Cradel (a ''drydock'')]] takes a plasma salvo to save the fleet. Keyes describes the fleet's returning MAC slavo as "a 21-gun salute three times over."

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** Taken UpToEleven at the Battle of Sigma Octanus IV, where [[spoiler: the Cradel (a ''drydock'')]] takes a plasma salvo to save the fleet. Keyes describes the fleet's returning MAC slavo salvo as "a 21-gun salute three times over."
21st Nov '15 4:15:38 AM eroock
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->''The four Spartans that composed Blue Team covered his back, standing absolutely silent and immobile in their MJOLNIR combat armor. Someone had once commented that they looked like Greek war gods in the armor....but his Spartans were far more effective and ruthless than Homer's gods had ever been.''

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->''The ->''"The four Spartans that composed Blue Team covered his back, standing absolutely silent and immobile in their MJOLNIR combat armor. Someone had once commented that they looked like Greek war gods in the armor....but his Spartans were far more effective and ruthless than Homer's gods had ever been.''
"''
9th Nov '15 3:41:54 PM Tuckerscreator
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* StraightForTheCommander: ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach'': After 27 years of losing the war against [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the Covenant]], the UNSC plans an operation to kidnap a Covenant Prophet in hopes of forcing a truce. [[spoiler:The operation is interrupted by the Fall of Reach, but fortunately backstabbing politics within the Covenant end up killing off the Prophets for them.]]

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* StraightForTheCommander: ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach'': After 27 years of losing the war against [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the Covenant]], Covenant, the UNSC plans an operation to kidnap a Covenant Prophet in hopes of forcing a truce. [[spoiler:The operation is interrupted by the Fall of Reach, but fortunately Reach. Fortunately in ''Halo 2'', backstabbing politics within the Covenant end up killing off the Prophets for them.]]
9th Nov '15 3:40:55 PM Tuckerscreator
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* AndIMustScream: Those who wash out of the Spartan program.
** [[spoiler: James']] death is considered to be this for the Spartans.
* ApeShallNeverKillApe: Averted. At the beginning of the book, humanity is knee-deep in a civil war with the Insurrectionists. This conflict continues to go on throughout the series.

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* AndIMustScream: AndIMustScream:
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Those who wash out of the Spartan program.
program, many of whom are too mangled to stand or even move.
** [[spoiler: James']] death is considered to be this for the Spartans.
Spartans, as he gets blasted out into space, left to drift until he runs out of air.
* ApeShallNeverKillApe: ApeShallNeverKillApe:
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Averted. At the beginning of the book, humanity is knee-deep in a civil war with the Insurrectionists. This conflict continues to go on throughout the series.



* ArcNumber: 117.

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* ArcNumber: 117.117, Master Chief's service tag.



* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Chief Mendez and the trainers who put the young Spartans through their paces.

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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: AsskickingEqualsAuthority:
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Chief Mendez and the trainers who put the young Spartans through their paces.



* {{BFG}}: The Super MAC platforms.

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* {{BFG}}: The Super MAC platforms.platforms, which fire magnetically accelerated projectiles at almost a fraction of the speed of light. The ship-mounted [=MACs=] can only badly damage Covenant shields. The [=Super MACs=] go ''through the shield'', through ''the ship'', out the other side, and possibly into ''another ship'' unlucky to have been in the way.
29th Oct '15 12:00:32 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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It is notable that the book went from initial concept to final publication in the space of four months, with Nylund writing the final draft within six weeks of beginning the project. It has been suggested by many fans that the book is a good starting point for a [[TheMovie movie adaptation]] – indeed, Stuart Beattie submitted a draft script and concept art based on the book once Creator/PeterJackson’s project fell through. As of the 2015 SDCC, an [[AnimatedAdaptation Animated Adaptation]] by the people who made the terminal videos in ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}'' Anniversary and ''{{VideoGame/Halo 4}}'' has been confirmed to be in the making.

The [[BroadStrokes broad story details]] of this book have been adopted into the main ''Halo'' canon, with the first reference being in ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}'' and the game ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' takes place entirely on the title planet. While ''Halo'' canon has evolved significantly since the original writing (the actual Fall of Reach has been elaborated upon far more than this book ever did), the core elements of the Spartan program and the characters depicted are still vital to the mythology.

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It is notable that the book went from initial concept to final publication in the space of four months, with Nylund writing the final draft within six weeks of beginning the project. It has been suggested by many fans that the book is a good starting point for a [[TheMovie movie adaptation]] – indeed, Stuart Beattie submitted a draft script and concept art based on the book once Creator/PeterJackson’s project fell through. As of While a live-action version hasn't happened (yet), the 2015 SDCC, novel has been adapted into both a comic series published by Creator/MarvelComics and an [[AnimatedAdaptation Animated Adaptation]] animated series created by Sequence (the same studio behind the people who made the terminal videos in ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}'' Anniversary ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}: Anniversary'' and ''{{VideoGame/Halo ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has been confirmed to be in the making.

terminals).

The [[BroadStrokes broad story details]] of this book have been adopted into the main ''Halo'' canon, with the first reference being in references popping up as early as ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}'' and 2}}''; the game ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' even takes place entirely on the title titular planet. While ''Halo'' canon has evolved significantly since the original writing (the actual Fall of Reach has been elaborated upon far more by later media than this book ever did), the core elements of the Spartan program and the characters depicted are still vital to the mythology.
23rd Sep '15 12:24:42 PM morenohijazo
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* SaveSat: The UNSC station ''[[http://www.halopedian.com/UNSC_Cradle Cradle]]'', sacrificed with all its crew to absorb a Covenant barrage.
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