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The final novel of the Kilo-Five Trilogy by number-one New York Times best-selling author Karen Traviss - part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series Halo!

It's 2553. With the 30-year-long Covenant War finally over, the Office of Naval Intelligence faces old grievances rising again to threaten Earth. Angry and bitter colonists - still wanting to settle scores from an insurrection put on hold for three decades - crave justice...as does a man whose life was torn apart by ONI when his young daughter was abducted for the SPARTAN-II program. Black-ops squad Kilo-Five now find its collective loyalty tested beyond the breaking point when the father of their Spartan comrade, still searching for the truth about her disappearance, prepares to glass Earth’s cities to get an answer. 

How far will Kilo-Five go to stop him? And will he be able to live with the truth when he finds it? 

The painful answer lies with someone long dead and a conscience that still survives in the most unlikely, undiscovered place....

©2014 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. (P)2014 Macmillan Audio. All rights reserved.

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  • 17-03-2019

Absolutely brilliant.

The Kilo-5 trilogy is the best of the best when it comes to Halo. The story is gripping, the characters are believable and enjoyable and Euan Morton brings it all together brilliantly. I wish that he would Narrate more books because 343's decision to use Scott Brick as their main narrator has utterly killed any of the books he narrated for me. Bring back Euan!

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  • Nicolas Favela
  • 21-02-2019

Wow!!

Amazing Karen Traviss need to get on this again and write more about kilo 5!! Amazing story!!

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  • Jody H. Grady
  • 17-10-2020

Way above my expectations of a video game book.

layered characters in muddy moral situations using sensor dialog to endure. very impressive. I intend to find more books by this author.

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  • Chase V
  • 26-09-2020

Wow..

This is the best book I have ever read. Absolutely stunning of a novel. Major props to the story and the voice acting.

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  • KennyH
  • 19-09-2020

Did not expect to shred tears

beautiful ending to an amazing Trilogy. this is a must read trilogy for anyone who enjoys great character development let alone Halo.

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  • Andrés Pérez Camarasa
  • 17-09-2020

An awesome end for one hell of a story

I love this trilogy. Plain and simple. The characters and the moral greys of the Halo universe are the true conductors of the action. And it's amazing. Loved it to pieces, loved every minute. read all three books one after the other. Do yourself a favor, read them too. They are good. Very, very good. And this one is the best of the three.

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  • Kevin
  • 10-09-2020

If you love halo don't read this one

I feel that the author hated halo. contradicts own words. does not make any sense.

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  • mykel leal
  • 06-09-2020

wow

This novel did a splendid job presenting so much humanity to characters and events in halo lore! I will listen to this book many mode times!!

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  • Alex Mercier
  • 11-08-2020

A great finale to a great trilogy

It was a long road, but after finally completing all three Kilo Five books, I can say the time spent was well worth it. Great writing, plot, characters and development, all topped off with the talented Eoun Morton for narration, perfectly sums up the Kilo Five books as simply as possible.

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  • William
  • 07-08-2020

Gay

Aesthetic, liberal as hell. Karen Travis blows. Don’t waste your time with this ending to kilo five.

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  • 16-09-2020

Superb!

absolutely excellent writing and performance, highly recommended, 5 stars!probably the best of Halo literature out there

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  • Stuart Cox
  • 20-10-2019

epic

very deep and thought provocative, with humour and wit. the main theme was more around the concept of humanity and secrets.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-11-2020

Simply Amazing!

I have listened to or read a lot of halo book over the years and the kilo five trilogy have been the best one I couldn’t put them down. Euan Mortons narration is amazing! Mortal Dictate is the perfect end to a perfect trilogy!! I’m still thinking about the book now days after listening to it. Highly recommended!

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  • Harry Allen
  • 01-11-2020

HaLsEy bAD!!

The Kilo Five trilogy can be summed up in two words “Halsey Bad”. The writer spends so much time throughout reminding us how bad and evil Catherine Halsey is, they forgot to write an actually interesting story. The final book itself is just one long reminder of how horrible she is, as the plot revolves around the scorned parent of a Spartan, I find it amazing how somebody could write such a dull and uninteresting trilogy in the Halo Universe which has so much potential.. Would not recommend this book or the two preceding it to anybody.

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  • Gareth
  • 30-10-2020

Chills

Been working though the Halo books as so far this on had me on the edge of my seat the whole time, hairs raised on my arm and at some points, formed tears in my eyes. Such a different view of the Spartain 2's and what the parents of the children went though. Such a good book 10/10

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  • Nathan O'Connor
  • 14-09-2020

Easily the best trilogy I've read in years

All the previous books in the trilogy up to this point, is exactly what you want in any story, if you're expecting to act a certain way to certain parts you know that's coming, you're unprepared for when they arrive. You're just enthralled, I've never felt such emotional attachment to all the characters in a whole book. There was not a single character in this trilogy that didn't leave a profound impression on me, their individuality was so profound, villains have their vulnerabilities, your heroes are not infallible, good do the bad, the bad do some good, two opposing forces find common ground on certain things and commiserate with one another, it's such a fantastic story. The voice acting I liked it throughout the books, can't find faults really except with the jackals really.

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  • FG
  • 03-07-2020

Loved the Trilogy!

Thoroughly enjoyed the trilogy and loved the narration. I thought the narrator’s accents were great and it was impressive how he switched between the different characters. Would definitely recommend for any halo fan!

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  • Danny
  • 10-06-2020

brilliant

you could really feel the story and got into the characters mind set. well done.

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