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Halo: Battle Born
Cover art of Halo: Battle Born
Attribution information


Cassandra Rose Clarke[1]

Cover artist(s):

Antonio Javier Caparo

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304 pages[1]



Halo: Battle Born is a print novel by Cassandra Rose Clarke, released on January 1, 2019.[1] This novel is the first of a novel series called Battle Born: A Halo Young Adult Novel Series[4] The book was followed by a sequel, Halo: Meridian Divide, with a third sequel planned but ultimately cancelled by the publisher.[5] A re-release of the novel was published by Simon & Schuster on March 26, 2024.[2]

Official summary[edit]

Saskia, Dorian, Evie, and Victor aren't exactly friends at their small high school on the middle-of-nowhere colony world of Meridian. Each has their own problems, from absent parents to supporting their family, getting into a good college to making the next hit holo-film. But those problems were nothing next to the threat now facing their world: The alien alliance known as the Covenant is laying siege to Meridian, for reasons that aren't so easily explained.

With their village in flames, the four teens find themselves stuck above ground, locked out of the town shelter where the rest of the survivors are gathered. Together, Saskia, Dorian, Evie, and Victor are thrust into battle with nothing but a few scavenged weapons and an injured Spartan, one of the UNSC's super-soldiers. What's forged from the destruction will determine the fate of Meridian, and tilt the battle for humanity's survival. [1]



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In spring 2024, both Battle Born and Meridian Divide were re-released by the publisher Simon & Schuster. For the updated release, Battle Born was given an Adjunct section similar to those found in The Original Series of novels written by Eric Nylund and reissued in 2010. While the re-released Battle Born contains only a few minor wording differences from the original, the Adjunct contains two uncredited short stories:

The updated release also saw the novels given new audiobook releases, with unique voice actors for each of the point-of-view characters:[3]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h - Battle Born(Halo)
  2. ^ a b c d Simon & Schuster, Halo: Battle Born (Retrieved on Jan 11, 2024) [archive]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - If They Want Lore, We'll Give 'Em Lore (Retrieved on Mar 26, 2024) [archive]
  4. ^ - HALO: Battle Born (Battle Born: A Halo Young Adult Novel Series #1)
  5. ^ Cassandra Rose Clarke, Halo: Battle Born Officially Announced: "The publisher decided not to publish the third one (it was a huge disappointment to me as well!) I'm hoping if people let them know they want a sequel, they'll change their mind." (Retrieved on Jun 1, 2020) [archive]