In partnership with our fantastic friends at Simon & Schuster, we’re proud to reveal both the cover art and the book description for Halo: Last Light, a new novel by New York Time Bestselling author Troy Denning. Want to see the bigger picture from cover artist Kory Hubbell? Just click the image to the right. Oh, and you might want to be ready to wish your current desktop a fond farewell. So what adventure awaits you beyond its curious cover? Glad you asked…
It is 2553, and the three-decade long Covenant War that defined a generation has suddenly drawn to a close. Yet, in the remotest parts of human space, tensions remain that threaten to overflow into another full-scale conflict. Beneath the surface of the planet Gao lies a vast cavern system renowned for its therapeutic effects and rumored miraculous cures. But now Gao natives are turning up brutally murdered down there – violent acts that happen to coincide with the recent arrival of a UNSC research battalion protected by Spartan Blue Team, led by the renowned Spartan-II Fred-104.
Maverick detective Veta Lopis of the Gao Ministry of Protection is only trying to do her job as the Special Inspector assigned to catch a serial killer – one who is possibly hiding within the Spartan ranks – but she never anticipates the situation spiraling out of control into an all-out crisis. When Gao is revealed to harbor ancient Forerunner technology that could solidify the UNSC’s military supremacy for centuries to come, Insurrection loyalists within the planetary government will do anything – even align with a vicious faction of what remains of the Covenant – to ensure that never happens….
For those of you who are having trouble combining “Halo” with ideas like “murder mystery”, trust me, some pretty cool surprises await you in the depths of Goa. Whether they be surrounding the mysteries of the planet itself, or the brutality of an Insurrection faction with unlikely allies, Halo fiction fans will get to see Blue Team in a brand new light. Halo: Last Light is slated for release on September 7, 2015. You won’t want to miss it.