By Greg Bear
A very long time in the past, i used to be a dwelling, respiring man or woman. I went mad. I served my enemies. They turned my basically friends.
Since then, I’ve traveled backward and forward throughout this galaxy, and out to the areas among galaxies--a better achieve than any human earlier than me.
You have requested me to inform you approximately that point. because you are the final precise Reclaimer, i have to obey. Are you recording? sturdy. simply because my reminiscence is failing swiftly. I doubt I’ll be ready to end the story.
Once, on my birth-world, a global I knew as Erde-Tyrene, and which now's referred to as Earth, my identify used to be Chakas...
In the wake of obvious self-destruction of the Forerunner empire, humans--Chakas and Riser--are like flotsam washed up on very unusual beaches indeed.
Captured through the grasp Builder, lost in the course of a livid conflict in area, they now locate themselves on an inverted international the place horizons upward thrust into the sky, and the place people of all types are trapped in a dangerous cycle of horror and forget. For they've got develop into either examine animals and strategic pawns in a cosmic online game whose insanity is familiar with no end--a video game of historical vengeance among the powers who seeded the galaxy with existence, and the Forerunners who anticipate to inherit their sacred Mantle of accountability to all residing things.
In the corporate of a tender woman and an outdated guy, Chakas starts off an epic trip throughout a misplaced and broken Halo looking for a fashion domestic, a proof for the warrior spirits emerging up inside of, and for the Librarian’s tampering with human destiny.
This trip will take them into the Palace of soreness, the area of a robust and significant intelligence who claims to be the final Precursor, and who now has regulate of either this Halo and the destiny of Forerunners and people alike.
Called the Captive via Forerunners, and the Primordial via historical human warriors, this intelligence has taken cost of, and retasked, the grasp Builder’s merciless researches into the Flood--which it could possibly have itself unleashed at the galaxy greater than 10000 years sooner than.