With time ticking down to the big release of the Halo 4 game on 6th November, we are delighted that our novel HALO: THE THURSDAY WAR is out now. And it's already a New York Times bestseller, so you know it's got to be good. This is the fabulous follow-up to Karen Traviss' HALO: GLASSLANDS. So if you want a great story by a writer who really understands her craft, and understands the world of HALO, look no further. Also, Karen did a really fantastic post for us recently on the internationalism inherent in the Halo franchise here, if you want to find out more. Here's just a taster of that really interesting article by Karen on the world of Halo:
'It’s 500 years from today, the world and the galaxy is a very different place with very different global – and galactic – geopolitics. The diverse range of cultures and value systems applies equally to the Sangheili and other Covenant species, too. Aliens don’t all come from one planet that’s entirely covered in snow or jungle or desert and behave identically, whatever less meticulously-constructed universes might suggest.'
You can also click here to read an extract from Halo The Thursday War (download the file from the link after you've clicked through) and the blurb for the book is below. Happy reading (and gaming)!

This is a life-or-death mission for ONI's black-ops team, Kilo-Five, which is tasked with preventing the ruthless Elites, once the military leaders of the Covenant, from regrouping and threatening humankind again. What began as a routine dirty-tricks operation - keeping the Elites busy with their own insurrection - turns into a desperate bid to extract one member of Kilo-Five from the seething heart of an alien civil war.


But troubles never come singly for Kilo-Five. Colonial terrorism is once again surfacing on one of the worlds that survived the war against the Covenant, and the man behind it is much more than just a name to Spartan-010. Meanwhile, the treasure trove of Forerunner technology recovered from the shield world of Onyx is being put to work. And a kidnapped Elite plots vengeance on the humans he fears will bring his people to the brink of destruction.