This book doesn't really need a review does it? I needed something kind of light to decompress between chapters of Revolutionary Road and this one hit the spot. There's nothing really special about Halo sci-fi. In fact, there's nothing really that interesting about the Halo universe in general...that is except for the fact that the Master Chief is a bad ass. This book is a prequel to the games and tells a little bit of the origins of the Chief and his fellow Spartan super soldiers, and why exactly it is that by the start of the game he's the only one left. Decent entertainment.