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I am really interested in diving a little deeper into the HALO universe and everything it entails. I understand there are books and comics to be read. But where do I start? Is there a certain order to read the books? Is it worth getting the comics? I've played all the campaigns and absolutely love the story; I just wanted to go further into the universe and see what it has to offer. Any help is appreciated or any links to a full list of literature and what is on offer. Cheers!
do you want a full backlog of lore and expanded universe because thats going to be a lot of reading to be done.

heres a link to a post that will surely help Link courtesy of CIA391

for novels I would have this list for it:

Halo: Cryptum
Halo: Primordium
Halo: Silentium
Halo: Fractures -collection of short stories
Halo: Evolutions -collection of short stories
Halo: Contact Harvest
Halo: Cole Protocol
Halo: The Fall of Reach
Halo: The Flood
Halo: First Strike
Halo: Ghosts of Onyx
Halo: Glasslands
Halo: Thursday War
Halo: Mortal Dictata
Halo: Broken Circle
Halo: Shadow of Intent
Halo smoke and shadow
Halo: Last Light
Halo: Retribution
Halo: Hunters in the Dark
Halo: New Blood
Halo: Saints Testimony
Halo renegades
Halo: Envoy
Halo Bad blood -takes place after events of Halo 5
Halo Legacy of Onyx -takes place as Halo 5 is happening

recent books are new stories from during the covenant war:
Halo-Silent Storm
Halo-Oblivion
Halo Battleborn book 1&2

next novel to come this year will be Halo Shadows of Reach
When I first got into the expanded universe of Halo I started with these 3 books in order and it really got me hooked on wanting to read more.

  1. Halo: The Fall of Reach
  2. Halo: The Flood
  3. Halo: First Strike
I’d also definitely recommend some comics because it definitely helps visualize what happens in the first book I listed.

  1. Halo: Bootcamp
  2. Halo: The Covenant
  3. Halo: Invasion
Fhajad 084 wrote:
When I first got into the expanded universe of Halo I started with these 3 books in order and it really got me hooked on wanting to read more.

  1. Halo: The Fall of Reach
  2. Halo: The Flood
  3. Halo: First Strike
I’d also definitely recommend some comics because it definitely helps visualize what happens in the first book I listed.

  1. Halo: Bootcamp
  2. Halo: The Covenant
  3. Halo: Invasion
Thank you for this, seems like a good place to start. I will have a look online for these now. Appreciate the recommendations.
The best thing to do is to read the books in the order they released. This way you will know everything that you are meant to know for each book.
After Fall of Reach, Flood, and First Strike, I'd definitely recommend:

  1. Ghosts of Onyx which takes place at the same time as Halo 2
  2. Cole Protocol which is all about Captain Keyes
  3. Contact Harvest which details the first encounter with the Covenant