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The Original Series

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The Original Series is the retroactive name given to the original four Halo novels. It consists of Halo: The Fall of Reach (2001, Eric Nylund), Halo: The Flood (2003, William C. Dietz), Halo: First Strike (2003, Eric Nylund), and Halo: Ghosts of Onyx (2006, Eric Nylund).

The series covers the origins of SPARTAN-II program and SPARTAN-III program, with a particular focus on John-117 and Blue Team. As the original novels, these books form the groundwork for the majority of Halo lore released after 2006. These novels also set up the events of the original trilogy of Halo games, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, and Halo 3.


Title Cover Author Audio book narrators Publication Summary
Halo: The Fall of Reach HTFOR Cover 2010 edition.jpg Eric Nylund Todd McLaren 2001 Details the SPARTAN-II program, the Covenant attack on Reach, and how the UNSC Pillar of Autumn escaped to Halo.
Halo: The Flood Front cover of Halo: The Flood. William C. Dietz Todd McLaren 2003 The novelization of Halo: Combat Evolved. Also features a number of additional subplots which expand on the events on Installation 04.
Halo: First Strike Firststrike2.jpg Eric Nylund Todd McLaren 2003 Fills in the gap between Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2, explaining the Master Chief's return to Earth and the survival of a number of characters from Reach and Halo.
Halo: Ghosts of Onyx Onyx cover.jpg Eric Nylund Jonathan Davis 2006 Follows Kurt-051, the training of the Spartan-IIIs on Onyx, and the three-sided battle for the planet in 2552.