By Greg Bear
A very long time in the past, i used to be a dwelling, respiring individual. 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 larger succeed in than any human earlier than me.
You have requested me to inform you approximately that point. because you are the final precise Reclaimer, i need to obey. Are you recording? stable. simply because my reminiscence is failing quickly. I doubt I’ll manage to end the story.
Once, on my birth-world, a global I knew as Erde-Tyrene, and which now could be 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 shorelines indeed.
Captured via the grasp Builder, lost in the course of a livid conflict in house, they now locate themselves on an inverted global the place horizons upward push into the sky, and the place people of all types are trapped in a deadly cycle of horror and forget. For they've got turn into either study animals and strategic pawns in a cosmic online game whose insanity understands no end--a video game of historical vengeance among the powers who seeded the galaxy with lifestyles, and the Forerunners who count on to inherit their sacred Mantle of accountability to all dwelling things.
In the corporate of a tender woman and an previous guy, Chakas starts an epic trip throughout a misplaced and broken Halo looking for a manner domestic, an evidence 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 discomfort, the area of a robust and mammoth intelligence who claims to be the final Precursor, and who now has keep an eye on of either this Halo and the destiny of Forerunners and people alike.
Called the Captive by way of Forerunners, and the Primordial through 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 ahead of.