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Halo Mythos: A Guide to the Story of Halo

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Halo Mythos: A Guide to the Story of Halo
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Egmont Publishing[3]

Publication date:

September 6, 2016[2]


208 pages[2]


9.7 x 0.8 x 12.2 inches[2]


2.8 pounds (1.3 kg)[2]



Halo Mythos: A Guide to the Story of Halo is a reference book on the Halo universe that was released on September 6, 2016. The book details events from the Forerunner era to after the Human-Covenant War from the perspective of Curator. The book features over fifty pieces of newly commissioned artwork from various artists.[3]

Official summary[edit]

This official, comprehensive, authoritative guide to the Halo universe, written in collaboration with 343 Industries, the developers of the “Halo” franchise, marks the first time that a book incorporates the entirety of the “Halo” canon, including the games, books, comics, live-action and animated entertainment, and more.

The book also includes over 50 specially commissioned full-color paintings showcasing vehicles, artificial intelligence, weapons, ships, and never-before-seen aspects of Halo environments. The amazing illustrations come from a variety of renowned illustrators, including Jean-Sébastien Rossbach, Leonid Kozienko, Benjamin Carré, Isaac Hannaford, and 343's internal art team, too.

For the first time ever, the timeline of the Halo universe is available in one place, charting humanity's battles against alien forces of the Covenant, Forerunners, and the Flood--making this book an absolute must-have for Halo fans.


First revealed in "Ship It", the fifth episode of the third season of The Sprint,[4] Halo Mythos serves as a guide and overview of the Halo universe. Halo Mythos was published by Egmont Publishing and written by several of 343 Industries' writers, including Jeff Easterling. In contrast to the Halo Encyclopedia (2009 edition), Halo Mythos is not an encyclopedia but a chronological overview of information from the Halo fiction, from the human-Forerunner wars to the story of Halo 5: Guardians, with the inclusion of connected stories that help tie in characters, artifacts, and events from Halo games, comics, novels, and live-action and animated features. The book includes over fifty pieces of newly commissioned artwork from various artists, including Isaac Hannaford, that depict scenes and moments from Halo novels.[3]


  • The Forerunner Legacy (10,000,000 BCE - 852 CE)
    • Ancients
    • Battle of Charum Hakkor
    • Construction of the Array
    • Mendicant Bias
    • Return from Exile
    • Fate of Maethrillian
    • Destruction of the Ark
    • Activation of the Array
    • The Dreadnought
    • War of Beginnings
    • Formation of the Covenant
  • Rise of Humanity (2080 CE - 2552 CE)
    • The Interplanetary War
    • Domus Diaspora
    • The Insurrection
    • Spartans
    • First Contact at Harvest
    • War Begins
    • Shield World
    • Tide of Destruction
    • SPARTAN-III Program
    • Under Siege
  • End of the War (2552 CE)
    • The Fall of Reach
    • Last Stand
    • Escape from Reach
    • Battle for Alpha Halo
    • Unyielding Hierophant
    • Assault on Earth
    • The Fight for New Mombasa
    • Battle for Delta Halo
    • The Onyx Conflict
    • Siege at Voi
    • The Final Battle
  • The Aftermath (2553 CE - 2556 CE)
    • The New Spartans
    • Earth's Fleet
    • Escape from Onyx
    • Kilo-Five
    • The Blood of Brothers
    • Peril on Gao
    • Remnants of War
    • Return to the Ark
    • Betrayal on Talitsa
    • Alpha Shard
  • Return of the Prometheans (2557 CE - 2558 CE)
    • The Composer
    • The Didact Awakens
    • Cortana's Sacrifice
    • Mission to Gamma Halo
    • Covenant Resurgence
    • Spartan Ops
    • Janus Key Conflict
    • Blue Team
    • Meridian
    • Return to Sanghelios
    • Genesis
    • Arrival




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