The latest literary adaptation of the Halo sci-fi video game franchise is set to release on August 9. Subtitled "The Rubicon Protocol," the new Halo novel comes to us from author Kelly Gay, who also penned the previous three Halo novels. Gay is also known for her Charlie Madigan urban fantasy series.
The Rubicon Protocol will join a long list of prior Halo novels. The series started with Halo: The Fall of Reach back in 2001 and spans 20 works altogether at present, both canon and non-canon. Apparently, the new book will serve as a narrative prequel to the events in Halo Infinite. A preview is available right now (the first of three) over on the Halo Waypoint blog.
“Captain Lasky to all hands. Banished forces are present above the ring—repeat, Banished forces are between us and our target."
— Halo (@Halo) July 8, 2022
According to the blog post, The Rubicon Protocol "further explores some of the events in those six months before the Master Chief was reawakened, and the game’s campaign begins."
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