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Alpha-Nine series

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The Alpha-Nine series is the retroactive name given to Halo novels focusing on the fireteam Alpha-Nine, written by Matt Forbeck. It consists of Halo: New Blood (2015), and Halo: Bad Blood (2018).


Title Cover Author Audio book narrators Publication Summary
Halo: New Blood Halo New Blood cover.jpg Matt Forbeck Scott Brick 2015 Explores the story of the Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck and his squad Alpha-Nine during and after the Human-Covenant War.
Halo: Bad Blood Halo Bad Blood.jpg Matt Forbeck Scott Brick 2018 Sees Spartan Edward Buck reform his old squad, Alpha-Nine, to undertake a daring mission following the rise of Cortana's Created.


In the 2016 physical release of Halo: New Blood, a coda was included at the end of the novel. This coda acts as direct set-up for Halo 5: Guardians, explaining how Edward Buck joined Fireteam Osiris before the events of the game.


This series shares narrative connections with Halo 5: Guardians, with the game's events taking place between both stories, directly influencing the events of the second novel, Halo: Bad Blood.

This series also shares a narrative connection with the short story Lessons Learned from Halo: Fractures, with the story's events following Rudolf Schein's attack on the Spartan training station in Halo: New Blood.