Halo: Array - A Halo Novelisation

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The year is 2552 CE. For twenty-seven years the alien collective known as the Covenant has been hunting down the human race. Colony after colony has been annihilated. Humanity has been forced to retreat again and again until a single planet remains the only hope mankind has of surviving… Earth.

The Covenant have discovered the human homeworld, but just as all hope seems lost, a shift in fate occurs that no one could have foreseen. Why have so few Covenant arrived at Earth? What are the Covenant keeping so quiet about? And what secrets may yet be uncovered by humanity’s own origin planet regarding the ancient religion of their cruelest enemy?

Embark on a Great Journey with the likes of the strong, silent Spartan-II supersolider John-117; witty, battle-hardened Sergeant Major Avery Johnson and renowned Naval officer Commander Miranda Keyes as they fight side-by-side through a variety of environments on both human and alien worlds in an attempt to defeat the Covenant once and for all.

Please don't skip the prologue. :)


Halo: Array is an adaptation of the video games titled Halo 2 and Halo 3. The purpose of Halo: Array is to describe the story presented by the games in the format of a novel. Currently, no official novelisation of Halo 2 or Halo 3 exists. This project aims to pay tribute to the original story using literary devices to describe the characters, events and settings in a unique and engaging manner.

Halo: Array is not intended to be a substitute for playing the Halo games or accessing any other Halo media. Instead, it is an extra work-piece for existing Halo fans to enjoy in addition to official products as well as a gateway into the franchise for newcomers.

Halo and official Halo products are owned and published by the Microsoft Corporation via Microsoft Studios. 343 Industries are the current developers of the franchise and main series. Halo 2 and Halo 3 were developed by Bungie Studios (now called Bungie Inc.).


This copy is a draft. Expect typing mistakes, incorrect word usage, narrative inconsistencies, unwanted repetition and general flow issues. These will be rectified upon completion.


If it's too much to read online, you can print the version found here:

Table of Contents

Prologue: Dread Intrusion

Submitted: February 06, 2019

"There will be no more sadness, no more anger, no more envy..."
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Chapter One: The Heretic

Submitted: November 06, 2018

"When you first saw Halo, were you blinded by its majesty?"
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Chapter Two: One Size Fits All

Submitted: November 10, 2018

"Do you know how expensive this gear is, son?"
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Chapter Three: Home Field Advantage

Submitted: November 12, 2018

"I need a weapon."
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Chapter Four: Priority Shift

Submitted: November 17, 2018

"Wort, wort, wort!"
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Chapter Five: Authorised Personnel Only

Submitted: November 20, 2018

"I was almost on board when THEY showed up."
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Chapter Six: Outskirts

Submitted: December 08, 2018

"Regret. Regret. Regret."
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Chapter Seven: A Day at the Beach

Submitted: December 17, 2018

“Special delivery from Commander Keyes!”
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Chapter Eight: Rat Race

Submitted: December 24, 2018

"It’s tight quarters on the other side, Sir. Use this."
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Chapter Ten: The Arbiter

Submitted: January 14, 2019

"If they came to hear me beg, they will be disappointed."
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Chapter Eleven: A Whisper in the Storm

Submitted: February 05, 2019

"We are the arm of the Prophets, and you are the blade!"
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Chapter Twelve: Helljumpers

Submitted: February 10, 2019

"It's like a postcard. Dear Sarge..."
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Chapter Thirteen: In the Middle of Something

Submitted: February 17, 2019

"That's the largest Covenant fleet I've ever seen; the largest anyone's ever seen!"
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Chapter Fourteen: Uncomfortable Silence

Submitted: February 22, 2019

"Looking for a little payback?"
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Chapter Fifteen: Healthy Competition

Submitted: March 02, 2019

"We shall cut into the heart of this infestation, retrieve the Icon and burn any Flood that stand in our way!"
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Chapter Sixteen: Gravemind

Submitted: March 10, 2019

"I am the monument to all your sins."
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Chapter Seventeen: Truth and Reconciliation

Submitted: April 20, 2019

"Never take a girl to the library."
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Chapter Eighteen: Make Yourself at Home

Submitted: May 03, 2019

"The universe is full of cold hard facts."
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Chapter Nineteen: Sanctified

Submitted: May 03, 2019

"There are those who said this day would never come. What are they to say now?"
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Chapter Twenty: So That's How it Is

Submitted: June 04, 2019

"This is certain: The Brutes shall pay for the blood they have spilled.”
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Chapter Twenty-One: Backseat Driver

Submitted: July 01, 2019

"You don’t like me, and I sure-as-hell don’t like you..."
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Chapter Twenty-Two: Delusions and Grandeur

Submitted: July 01, 2019

"The Great Journey has begun!"
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Chapter Twenty-Three: Landfall

Submitted: July 16, 2019

"Search and rescue team is awaiting coordinates. Get that laser on the Chief!"
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