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|Title||Cover||Author||Audio book narrators||Publication||Summary|
|Halo: New Blood||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||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.