The third and final installment of Greg Bear's epic Forerunner Trilogy, Halo: Silentium releases next week, March 19th published by Tor Books.
The Forerunner Trilogy, which takes place mostly 100,000 plus years ago has shed light on the mysterious Forerunner civilization, the creators of the Halo rings, the Ark, Requiem, and many other installations across the Galaxy. The story follows a young Forerunner named BornStellar-Makes-Eternal-Lasting, or BornStellar for short, who has been given a brevet mutation by the Didact, and is now himself, the Didact. So far the series has dealt with the politics of the Forerunners and the infighting between Forerunner factions. However, from the preview chapters, it is clear that the Silentium has many mysteries yet to be solved.
Bear has spun a wonderful Science Fiction Universe worthy of the Halo Universe. The first two books, Halo: Cryptum and Halo: Primordium both spent weeks on the New York Times best sellers list, and have had mostly positive reviews from critics and those in the Halo community.
The release of Halo Silentium, originally planned for early February, was pushed back by 343 industries for a yet unclear reason. It was speculated that 343 wanted to conclude Spartan Ops before the novel was released. The cover if Silintium has also undergone a change. It was originally Halo 4 concept art, depicting some kind of structure. It has since been changed to a portrait of the Didact and the Librarian A.I. Both characters we met face to face in Halo 4.
So here we are, a few days away from silentium's release on Tuesday march, 19th and potentially answers to many lingering questions. You can read excerpts from the novel at Halo Waypoint and Tor.com.