I decided to read this trilogy so I could learn about the domain. Also why Chief is hallucinating, and what kind of spell the librarian casted on him for the composer. The first book was ok but I had to force myself to slog through this one. It’s disapointing to me the way the forerunners have been written into the halo universe imo. After reading this I had no clue.. it was so far out there and boring.
Speak for yourself mister! I personally find the vivid descriptions of Chakas and friends licking moist rocks among the greatest prose ever written in Halo. Up there with "Next time I ride on top" and "I didn't know you, Sarge, but I sure as hell wish I had. You must have been one hardass son of a -Yoink-."
Speak for yourself mister! I personally find the vivid descriptions of Chakas and friends licking moist rocks among the greatest prose ever written in Halo. Up there with "Next time I ride on top" and "I didn't know you, Sarge, but I sure as hell wish I had. You must have been one hardass son of a -Yoink-."
Yeah, and I'd say the same to you, especially when you seem to intentionally looking down on the book by being ridiculous.

Primordium does veer a lot into the descriptive, but that is to be expected when you understand that the perspective is that of ancient de-evolved humans. It's not for everybody, sure, but Primordium is a heck of a lot smarter than people give it credit for.

And yeah, it has prose that is very meaningful and impactful. My favorite being one from Gamelpar that's pretty timeless:

"Gamelpar lifted his lips in a gap-toothed smirk. "Where there is freedom, there will be war," he said. "We covet. We hate. We fight. We die."
I quite liked Chakas' story of a battle on an ancient Forerunner fortress out in space controlled by a mad machine fuelled by hate
lost and then found again and returned to the librarian.

(hey that rhymes)
Speak for yourself mister! I personally find the vivid descriptions of Chakas and friends licking moist rocks among the greatest prose ever written in Halo. Up there with "Next time I ride on top" and "I didn't know you, Sarge, but I sure as hell wish I had. You must have been one hardass son of a -Yoink-."
Yeah, and I'd say the same to you, especially when you seem to intentionally looking down on the book by being ridiculous.

Primordium does veer a lot into the descriptive, but that is to be expected when you understand that the perspective is that of ancient de-evolved humans. It's not for everybody, sure, but Primordium is a heck of a lot smarter than people give it credit for.

And yeah, it has prose that is very meaningful and impactful. My favorite being one from Gamelpar that's pretty timeless:

"Gamelpar lifted his lips in a gap-toothed smirk. "Where there is freedom, there will be war," he said. "We covet. We hate. We fight. We die."
Well I apologize if my humour came off as condesending. It was an exaggerated parody of the many people who have stated their dislike for Primordium on this forum. I too like the book, especially the character of Mara, and when Forthencho and Yprin were arguing.