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As a fan of the Halo games and its lore I was thinking about getting all of the books or comics that are a part of the Halo lore.

I was wondering if anyone had a full list of all the books related to Halo's lore.

Also if the list can be put in chronological order that would be greatly appreciated.

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Here's all the novels and comics in the Halo universe, in my (approximate) chronological order (some books skip a little around in the timeline):

  • The Forerunner Saga, set during the Forerunner era:
    • Halo: Cryptum
    • Halo: Primordium
    • Halo: Silentium
  • Halo: Broken Circle, about the formation of the Covenant
  • Main series:
    • Halo: Contact Harvest, the beginning of the Human-Covenant war
    • Halo: The Cole Protocol, also the beginning of the Human-Covenant war
  • Halo Wars: Genesis (comic), bridges Contact Harvest and the game Halo Wars
  • Halo: Blood Line (comic), about a black ops team prior to the fall of Reach
    • Halo: The Fall of Reach (novel and comics adaptation), about the fall of Reach (which the game Halo: Reach is a loose adaptation of
    • Halo: The Flood, novelization of the game Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Halo Graphic Novel (comic), different stories set around and after the events of Halo: Combat Evolved
    • Halo: First Strike, set between Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2
  • Halo: Helljumper (comic), set at some point prior to Halo 2/Halo 3: ODST (actually not sure when)
  • Halo: Uprising (comic), set between Halo 2 and Halo 3
    • Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, jumps around a bit in time
  • Halo: New Blood, sequel to Halo 3: ODST
  • Halo: Last Light, set after Halo 3 in 2553
  • Halo: Shadow of Intent, set after Halo 3 in 2553
  • Halo: Hunters in the Dark, also set after Halo 3 in 2555
  • Kilo-Five Trilogy, sequels to Ghosts of Onyx, set after Halo 3 starting around 2553:
    • Halo: Glasslands
    • Halo: The Thursday War
    • Halo: Mortal Dictata
  • Halo: Initiation (comic), set before Halo 4
  • Halo: Escalation (comic), also set before Halo 4

In addition there's a collection of short stories from different points in the chronology:

  • Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe

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