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Halo: Meridian Divide

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Halo: Meridian Divide
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Cassandra Rose Clarke[1]

Cover artist(s):

Antonio Javier Caparo

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304 pages



Halo: Meridian Divide is a print novel by Cassandra Rose Clarke, released on October 1, 2019 as part of Battle Born: A Halo Young Adult Novel Series.[1] Meridian Divide serves as a follow-on of the previous Halo: Battle Born, with a third planned sequel ultimately cancelled by the publisher.[4] A re-release of the novel is set to be published by Simon & Schuster on April 30, 2024.[2]

Official summary[edit]

It's been three months since the colony world of Meridian was invaded by the alien alliance known as the Covenant. Under the close watch of the military, Evie, Dorian, Saskia, and Victor have been put into an accelerated training program with ONI, the Office of Naval Intelligence. And to the teens' surprise, ONI has a mission for them: Return to their hometown on Meridian and monitor the Covenant's efforts to retrieve an ancient Forerunner artifact of untold power.

But what seems like a simple job quickly spirals out of their control. With the artifact at risk of falling into Covenant hands, the stakes are raised, and ONI tasks the teens and their team of militia fighters with extracting the artifact for study. After a series of missteps with command costs the militia more than half their fighting forces, the teens take matters into their own hands. Their journey will take them far behind enemy lines, into the heart of the war zones on Meridian.[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, Meridian Divide 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 Meridian Divide contains only a few minor wording differences from the original, the Adjunct contains a single uncredited short story.

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



  1. ^ a b c d e f g Kobo - Halo: Battle Born, Book 2
  2. ^ a b c d Simon & Schuster, Halo: Meridian Divide (Retrieved on Jan 11, 2024) [archive]
  3. ^ a b c d e f Halo Waypoint, Canon Fodder - If They Want Lore, We'll Give 'Em Lore (Retrieved on Mar 26, 2024) [archive]
  4. ^ 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]