When Frank O'Connor said that Halo 5 would leave the Halo universe changed in a major way, I do not think anybody before the game released knew just what that would entail. We now see what he means, but I want to focus on the ascension of the Created. On paper, the Created are not … Continue reading Creator and Created: Has Halo Lost One of the Ways It Stands Out in the Sci-Fi Genre?
By now many of you reading this have likely read Halo: Tales from Slipspace, the second Halo comic anthology released in the franchise's history. I was among the lucky few to get it digitally when it was seemingly accidently released back in October. Personally, I felt the anthology was a fairly lackluster addition to the … Continue reading The Fractured Narrative of Cortana’s Fate
Greetings Halo fans! It has been a while since I've made a post here on Halsey's Journal, but you'd be surprised how little time working towards a teaching credential leaves me. Still, I've managed to read/listen to Halo: Fractures on Audible and through the Kindle app and perused Halo: Mythos and all of its glory. However, I'm … Continue reading Can Hunt the Truth-style podcasts bridge the lore gap?
When Halo: Primordium came out in 2012 there was a lot of promise with this novel. We'd get a book from the perspective of the ancient human Chakas as he and his companion Riser explored a Halo ring unlike one we had ever seen. Along the way, he was joined by a young woman named … Continue reading A Look At Ancient Human Folktales
Continuing my unplanned look at things from Halo: First Strike that were important at the time but have somewhat faded into obscurity: whatever happened to the fragments of the Forerunner slipspace crystal found on Reach? For those who do not remember this curious piece of lore, the slipspace crystal was found deep within the bowels of Reach … Continue reading Where are the Reach slipspace crystal fragments now?
Halo: First Strike is probably my favorite Halo book in the franchise despite the Forerunner Trilogy also being a solid collection of lore. One of the reasons I liked First Strike was the incorporation of Covenant associated intelligences in the Halo universe. Based on Cortana's analysis of a captured Covenant AI on the Ascendent Justice, Covenant AIs … Continue reading Covenant AIs: A brief look and possible future use in the Halo Universe
Exploring the opinion that Cortana and her actions in Halo 5 and beyond can legitimately be classified as evil.