Eons ago, the galaxy was home to many species, but chief among them were the Forerunners, who exceeded all others in both technology and knowledge. They ruled peacefully, but countered opposition with quick and brutal effectiveness. They were of the Mantle, the next stage of life in the Universe’s Living Time.
And then they vanished.
This is their story.
Tor.com is thrilled to present an exclusive excerpt of Halo: Cryptum, the beginning of a new trilogy in the universe based on the bestselling Xbox games by award-winning author Greg Bear.
We’re working with Tor Books and 343 Industries to make this sneak peek available on Tor.com before anywhere else as a gesture of appreciation to you, our community of readers. Read the first chapter here. You can also read Chapter Two of Halo: Cryptum up now at the HALO Waypoint website.