halo books


The heart of the extended Halo universe


About About

Halo may be best known for its games, but most of the Halo lore is actually in the books, with over forty full-length novels and short stories, as well as several illustrated reference books.
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books Bungie Era

These are the books that started it all, from 2001 through 2008.

books Forerunner Trilogy

To kick off the transfer of power from Bungie to 343 Industries, two trilogies were commissioned. The first, by Greg Bear, focused on the time of the Forerunners.

books Kilo-Five Trilogy

In concert with the Forerunner Trilogy, a series of novels focused on the post-war era, known as the Kilo-Five Trilogy by Karen Traviss.

books 343 Era

After 343 Industries took the reins of the Halo franchise in 2007, the number of novels produced increased dramatically, with over twenty books produced in the last eight years.

books Anthologies

Some of Halo’s best writing is in the form of short stories, combined into anthologies and released as a series of Halo tales.

books Reference

Halo’s reference books cover all the important parts of the Halo universe, from the time of the Forerunners through the Rule of the Created.