William C Dietz Books in Order

The William C Dietz books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the William C Dietz books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of America Rising Books

Into the Guns

Dietz, William C. 2016

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Legion of the Damned® Novels and The Mutant Files comes the first novel in a post-apocalyptic military science fiction series about America rising from the ashes of a global catastrophe...On May Day, 2018, sixty meteors entered Earth’s atmosphere and exploded around the globe with a force greater than a nuclear blast.

Earthquakes and tsunamis followed. Then China attacked Europe, Asia, and the United States in the belief the disaster was an act of war. Washington D.C. was a casualty of the meteor onslaught that decimated the nation’s leadership and left the surviving elements of the armed forces to try and restore order as American society fell apart.

 As refugees across America band together and engage in open warfare with the military over scarce resources, a select group of individuals representing the surviving corporate structure makes a power play to rebuild the country in a free market image as The New Confederacy.

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Seek and Destroy

Dietz, William C. 2017

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Legion of the Damned® novels and the Mutant Files series comes the second novel in a postapocalyptic military science fiction series about America struggling to overcome a natural disaster but starting a second civil war…As people fight to survive the aftereffects of more than a dozen meteor strikes, a group of wealthy individuals conspires to rebuild the United States as a corporate entity called the New Confederacy, where the bottom line is law.

As a second civil war rages, with families fighting against families on opposite sides, Union president Samuel T. Sloan battles to keep the country whole.To help in the fight for unity, Union Army captain Robin “Mac” Macintyre and her crew of Stryker vehicles are sent after the ruthless “warlord of warlords,” an ex–Green Beret who rules a large swath of the West.

But defeating him will be even more difficult than she thought. The warlord is receiving military assistance from Mac’s sister—and rival—Confederate major Victoria Macintyre. And when the siblings come together in the war-torn streets of New Orleans, only one of them will walk away.

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Seek and Destroy

Dietz, William C. 2017

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Legion of the Damned® novels and the Mutant Files series comes the second novel in a postapocalyptic military science fiction series about America struggling to overcome a natural disaster but starting a second civil war…As people fight to survive the aftereffects of more than a dozen meteor strikes, a group of wealthy individuals conspires to rebuild the United States as a corporate entity called the New Confederacy, where the bottom line is law.

As a second civil war rages, with families fighting against families on opposite sides, Union president Samuel T. Sloan battles to keep the country whole.To help in the fight for unity, Union Army captain Robin “Mac” Macintyre and her crew of Stryker vehicles are sent after the ruthless “warlord of warlords,” an ex–Green Beret who rules a large swath of the West.

But defeating him will be even more difficult than she thought. The warlord is receiving military assistance from Mac’s sister—and rival—Confederate major Victoria Macintyre. And when the siblings come together in the war-torn streets of New Orleans, only one of them will walk away.

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Battle Hymn

Dietz, William C. 2018

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Legion of the Damned® novels comes the final volume in the postapocalyptic military science fiction trilogy about America warring with itself and the people trying to keep it together...The Second Civil War continues to rage as Union president Samuel T.

Sloan battles to keep America whole and, more than that, to restore the country to its former greatness."Wanted Dead or Alive." Following a fateful battle between Union Army major Robin "Mac" Macintyre and her sister, the New Confederacy places a price on Mac's head, and bounty hunters are on her trail.

But there's work to be done, and Mac is determined to help Sloan reunify the country by freeing hundreds of Union POWs from appalling conditions in Mexico and capturing a strategic oil reserve that lies deep inside Confederate territory.However, to truly have peace it will be necessary to capture or kill the New Confederacy's leadership, and that includes Mac's father, General Bo Macintyre.

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Battle Hymn

Dietz, William C. 2018

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Legion of the Damned® novels comes the final volume in the postapocalyptic military science fiction trilogy about America warring with itself and the people trying to keep it together...The Second Civil War continues to rage as Union president Samuel T.

Sloan battles to keep America whole and, more than that, to restore the country to its former greatness."Wanted Dead or Alive." Following a fateful battle between Union Army major Robin "Mac" Macintyre and her sister, the New Confederacy places a price on Mac's head, and bounty hunters are on her trail.

But there's work to be done, and Mac is determined to help Sloan reunify the country by freeing hundreds of Union POWs from appalling conditions in Mexico and capturing a strategic oil reserve that lies deep inside Confederate territory.However, to truly have peace it will be necessary to capture or kill the New Confederacy's leadership, and that includes Mac's father, General Bo Macintyre.

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Publication Order of Drifter Books

Drifter

Dietz, William C. 1991

An interplanetary smuggler gets caught up with revolutionaries in this action-packed novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Legion of the Damned. Even smuggling has rules. The first is: Don’t get caught. Meet Pik Lando, a con artist and a ladies man, a total professional who'll chase across the galaxies for his clients—and he'll usually find plenty of action and danger too.

In Drifter, Lando is hired by a beautiful woman to a job on a world called Angel, and in the process she cannot resist his charms. That would be nice, except for the deadly group of revolutionaries hell-bent on war. Don’t miss Lando’s other adventures, Drifter’s War and Drifter’s Run.

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Drifter's War

Dietz, William C. 1992
As war rends the empire apart, both sides send bounty hunters to recover Pik Lando's advanced drift ship, but Lando is not about to let them have it without a fight. Reissue. Read More

Drifter's Run

Dietz, William C. 1992
Pik Lando knows that there is a price on his head, so he takes a piloting job on a space tug to avoid any unnecessary run-ins with the law, but a beautiful bounty hunter tracks him down and decides to keep him rather than turn him in. Reissue. Read More

Publication Order of Five by Five Books

No Surrender

Anderson, Kevin J. 2013

Five short novels by five masters of military science fiction. It’s a war out there. In these pulse-pounding tales, the best (or worst) soldiers in the galaxy are pitted against powerful aliens on distant battlefields. Never before published stories about monsters, deadly combat tech, treachery, and honor: LEGIO PATRIA NOSTRA—by William C.

Dietz. The insectoid Ramanthians have occupied Earth, and the Confederacy of Sentient Beings needs assistance from the xenophobic Hudathans in order to survive. But some Hudathan relics have been stolen, and the Hudathans won't join the Confederacy unless Legion Captain Deacon Smith can get them back.

And that's going to be difficult because the thieves are ex-legionnaires—and they have a platoon of heavily armed cyborgs! A Legion of the Damned® story.PRISONER OF WAR—by Kevin J. Anderson. Set in the world of Harlan Ellison’s classic Outer Limits episode “Soldier, ” this is a tale about a set of warriors in a never-ending future war, men bred for nothing but the battleground—and how they cope with the horrors of…peace.

REARDON’S LAW—by Brad R. Torgersen. When expensive, classified shipments of military hardware go missing, Conflux Armed Forces policewoman Kalliope Reardon is called in to work the case. She gets way more than she bargained for, as the trail takes her far outside the boundaries of the civilized galaxy, and into the heart of occupied enemy territory.

DAGGER TEAM SEVEN—by R. M. Meluch. The evidence is clear and damning—A. C. Cade was a fraud. Cade’s son makes himself into the man he used to believe his father was—a pilot of an elite Dagger Team, defending Earth against a desperate alien invader which has no use for humankind and absolutely nothing to lose.

COFFEE BLACK SEA—by Aaron Allston. The saga of the Dollgangers from “Big Plush” (Five by Five Vol. 1) continues. Bow, BeeBee, Lina, and new ’gangers escalate the risks of their quest for survival... by turning their eyes to the stars.

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Target Zone

Anderson, Kevin J. 2014

TARGETS ARE LOCKED!Five short novels by five masters of military SF capture the excitement, and hell, of fantastic future war—on and off the battlefield. Stories of terrifying monsters, dangerous aliens and staggering cosmic dreadnaughts march alongside far-flung courtroom dramas and cautionary tales involving man and his devices.

Michael A. Stackpole—The Star Tigers are commandeered by a powerful alien overseer on a covert mission to a world long abandoned by an ancient species. There, the ruins of a forgotten war will tip the balance of their war, unless the Star Tigers can prevent it.

Sarah A. Hoyt—Lucius Dante Maximilian Keeva is a well-respected leader of the Usaian Revolution, but treason in the ranks can cost him everything that makes life worth living—unless he takes justice into his own hands and breaks every military regulation in its pursuit.

Doug Dandridge—Faced with an enemy more than two hundred times her own size, Cinda Klerk has two options: hide, and let it destroy the planet she is supposed to protect, or find a way to even the odds and kill the enemy, even at the cost of her ship and crew.

Eytan Kollin and Dani Kollin—As the Unincorporated War envelops the entire solar system, a father must come to the rescue of a daughter he never raised. But he'll have to convince her to save herself first.Kevin J. Anderson—In the war against an alien menace, Earth’s greatest military commanders risk themselves on the front lines, but with an escape hatch: If the situation goes terribly wrong, they can switch places with a safe soldier far from the battlefield.

But the cannon-fodder volunteers don’t consider that such a good deal.Set your cross-hairs on the Target Zone.

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Publication Order of Legion Books

Legion of the Damned

Dietz, William C. 1993

The first novel in William C. Dietz's acclaimed Legion of the Damned series...There is one final choice for the hopeless—the terminally ill, the condemned criminals, the victims who cannot be saved: becoming cyborg soldiers in the Legion. Their human bodies are destroyed and they are reborn as living weapons.

But when aliens attack the Empire, the Legion must choose sides.

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The Final Battle

Dietz, William C. 1995

Human and machine. Elite and Expendable. They are the Legion of the Damned.The Hudathans are on a rampage. They have created their own corps of cyborgs using copycat technology and psychotic candidates. They have refitted their hardware. Reloaded their weapons.

Refueled their insanity. And targeted the heart of the Confederacy, once and for all.The Legion will be there to greet them.

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By Blood Alone

Dietz, William C. 1999

It takes more than guts to win a war...In a Legion gone lax, Colonel Bill Booly, with his mixed-blood and by-the-book attitude, is a misfit. So when he steps on some important toes, his punishment is assignment to the worst post in the galaxy: Earth.But Booly and his troops will turn out to be Earth's best line of defense, when a Legion-led military coup topples the government.

It's Legionnaire against Legionnaire in a struggle that will be won by strength, by courage, and...

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By Blood Alone

Dietz, William C. 1999

In a Legion gone lax, Colonel Bill Booly, with his mixed blood and by-the-book attitude, is a misfit. So when he steps on some important toes, his punishment is assignment to the worst post in the galaxy: Earth. But Booly and his troops will turn out to be Earth's best line of defense, when a Legion-led military coup topples the government.

It's Legionnaire against Legionnaire in a struggle that will be won by strength and courage.

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By Force of Arms

Dietz, William C. 2000

Having stopped a mutiny against Earth's government, General Bill Booly and his troops face an even greater challenge: a battle for the future of every living being in the universe, against a fanatical human and his killer technology."Dietz's expertise in matters of mayhem is second to none.

" --The Oregonian

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By Force of Arms

William C. Dietz 2000

The mutiny instigated by the Clone Hegemony has been crushed and Earth's legally constituted government has been restored, but peace in the Confederacy is short-lived. A new alien race has appeared, seeking protection from a fleet of bloodthirsty machines programmed to destroy them.

When General Bill Booly discovers that a fanatical human has reprogrammed the killer technology to eliminate all sentient beings, he must unite the Confederacy and every one of its reluctant allies and lead a battle for the future of the universe.

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For More Than Glory

Dietz, William C. 2003

You're only a hero until your next battle. Legion General Bill Booly knows that peace is just a pause between wars. He's just crushed one uprising, and now a new rebellion is already brewing on a remote world light years away--spawning a web of terrorism that is close enough to catch the vulnerable Confederacy in its grasp.

 

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For Those Who Fell

Dietz, William C. 2004
The final line of defense for humankind, the Legion of the Damned, under the command of General William "Bill" Booly II and First Lieutenant Antonio Santana, take on war on two fronts to protect the Confederacy after the alien Ramanthians acquire faster-than-light technology. Read More

For Those Who Fell

Dietz, William C. 2004
To ensure the survival of The Confederacy, the Legion of the Damned must establish a new capital on the planet Algeron--and seize faster-than-light technology from alien forces before it can be used against them. Read More

When All Seems Lost

Dietz, William C. 2007

From the NATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR of When Duty Calls.Captured by the alien Ramanthians, diplomat Christine Vanderveen must protect the Confederacy's President from both their captors and fellow prisoners. But rescue is on the way, led by Lieutenant Tonio Sanchez, Vanderveen's former lover, who must try to set aside his personal feelings for the sake of the mission.

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When All Seems Lost

Dietz, William C. 2007

From the NATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR of When Duty Calls.Captured by the alien Ramanthians, diplomat Christine Vanderveen must protect the Confederacy's President from both their captors and fellow prisoners. But rescue is on the way, led by Lieutenant Tonio Sanchez, Vanderveen's former lover, who must try to set aside his personal feelings for the sake of the mission.

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When Duty Calls

Dietz, William C. 2008

The battle for human survival continues with this thrilling entry in the Legion of the Damned™ Science fiction military saga by the New York Times bestselling author of Battle Hymn.In an attempt to solidify the alliance between the Confederacy of Sentient Beings and the Clone Hegemony, the CSB sends veteran warrior Captain Antonio Santana and his legion of technologically-enhanced soldiers to fight under clone command on a resource-rich planet that the vicious insectoid Ramanthians are ready to attack.

And they’re coming in force.At the same time, Santana’s sometime lover, diplomat Christine Vanderveen, also works to gain the trust of the clones—only to find herself irresistibly drawn to the newly-elected president of the Clone Hegemony, a man who seeks to cast off the restrictive and oppressive laws that have kept his people from being truly free.

Now, as Christine is torn between two men possessing two different kinds of courage, Santana finds himself fighting against an overwhelming enemy—not just for his life, but the future well being of both the Confederacy and the Hegemony. When Duty Calls is a hard-hitting novel of warfare, loyalty and blood that once again proves that “when it comes to military science fiction, William Dietz can run with the best” (Steve Perry, author of the Matador series)

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When Duty Calls

Dietz, William C. 2008

As the war with the Ramanthian continues, Captain Antonio Santana and his force of biobods and cyborgs find themselves surrounded by enemy forces, faced with annihilation at every turn. On the home front, diplomat Christine Vanderveen finds herself torn between her love for Santana and her new loyalty towards the charismatic, recently elected president of the Clone Republic.

As Christine fights her own divided heart, light years away, Santana is in a battle for his life. And this battle may be his last.

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A Fighting Chance

Dietz, William C. 2011

LOSE A BATTLE. Earth has fallen. And the men, women, and cyborgs of the Confederacy must dig deep within their warrior hearts to make one final stand against an alien aggressor… WIN THE WAR. On a rim world, Captain Antonio Santana is reunited with diplomat Christine Vanderveen to protect the severely wounded Ramanthian Queen, who has fled there to avoid assassination.

And they’ll risk everything to save the Confederacy, billions of lives—and their future together.

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Andromeda's War

Dietz, William C. 2014

“Returning to his Legion of the Damned universe, Dietz illustrates why he’s a master of the genre" (RT Book Reviews). And in Andromeda’s War, his heroine will face her ultimate test—as a battle-scarred legionnaire and as an innocent young woman who once lost everything…Now a platoon leader, Legionnaire Andromeda McKee seems to have successfully left behind her true identity of Lady Catherine “Cat” Carletto, one of the last two surviving members of the Carletto family targeted for death by Empress Ophelia.

After failing at her one shot at vengeance, Andromeda had been questioning her own resolve. But now her uncle has been killed in a government raid back on Earth, leaving her as the last Carletto standing—and the family’s only chance for justice…A chance that comes when the empress’s ship crashes on a hostile planet and Andromeda is assigned to head up the rescue mission.

As a legionnaire, Andromeda McKee has countless kills under her belt. But when faced with her greatest enemy, it will be Cat Carletto who has to pull the trigger on the one who really matters…

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Publication Order of Mass Effect Books

Mass Effect

Dietz, William C. 2012

An all-new adventure inspired by the award-winning videogame from BioWare! The universe is under siege. Every fifty thousand years, a race of sentient machines invades our galaxy to harvest all organic life-forms. They are the Reapers. Two people who know the truth are desperately searching for a way to stop the cycle: Navy admiral David Anderson and his partner, Kahlee Sanders.

They have uncovered grisly evidence proving that the Reaper threat is real. But in so doing they have exposed the machinations of Cerberus, a secretive paramilitary organization, and its mysterious leader, the Illusive Man—putting David and Kahlee in mortal danger, for Cerberus will stop at nothing to protect its secrets.

But along the way, they find an unlikely ally in Gillian Grayson, a young woman with extraordinary powers. Once the subject of horrifying scientific experiments, Gillian is now free—and beginning to master her deadly abilities. But after learning that Cerberus was responsible for the death of her father, Gillian swears vengeance against the group and the Illusive Man—threatening to unravel everything Kahlee and David are fighting for.

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Publication Order of Mutant Files Books

Deadeye

Dietz, William C. 2015

The national bestselling author of the Legion of the Damned novels, "a must-read for any fan of Mil Fic," (Archaeologist’s Guide to the Galaxy) begins a brand new science fiction police procedural series...In the year 2038, an act of bioengineered terrorism decimated humanity.

Those who survived were either completely unaffected or developed horrible mutations. Across the globe, nations are now divided between areas populated by “norms” and lands run by “mutants”…Detective Cassandra Lee of Los Angeles’s Special Investigative Section has built a fierce reputation taking down some of the city’s most notorious criminals.

But the serial cop killer known as Bonebreaker—who murdered Lee’s father—is still at large. Officially, she’s too personally involved to work on the Bonebreaker case. Unofficially, she’s going to hunt him to the ends of the earth. In the meantime, duty calls when the daughter of Bishop Screed, head of the Church of Human Purity, is kidnapped by mutants and taken into the red zone to be used for breeding.

Assigned to rescue her, Lee must trust her new partner—mutant lawman Deputy Ras Omo—to guide her not only through the unfamiliar territory but through the prejudicial divisions between mutants and norms…

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Redzone

Dietz, William C. 2015

The national bestselling author of the Legion of the Damned novels returns to his dark mutant world, where Police Detective Cassandra Lee is on the trail of a brutal murderer…The year is 2065, almost thirty years since a bioterrorist attack decimated the population.

The world has been divided, and new nations have formed. Those mutated from exposure inhabit the red zones, while “norms” live in the green zones.In the nation of Pacifica, Los Angeles detective Cassandra Lee is in charge of investigating a disturbing case, tracking a cop killer dubbed the Bonebreaker.

But strange new murders have occurred, falling outside the normal pattern and leaving Lee and her team wondering if the serial killer has become unpredictable—or if he’s no longer acting alone…To make matters worse, Lee’s attention is diverted after she receives a letter from her long-lost mother.

Now she must venture into the red zone, a lawless land where might makes right—and where the biggest danger may be her own family.

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Graveyard

Dietz, William C. 2016

The national bestselling author of Redzone and the Legion of the Damned novels continues his “gripping and intriguing”* post-apocalyptic story about an L.A. cop in a mutant-filled world...   2069, Los Angeles. Decades after a bioterrorist attack decimated the population and left many of the survivors horribly mutated, the “norms” have forced mutants into dangerous areas known as red zones.

And the tensions between the two groups are threatening to boil over...   LAPD detective Cassandra Lee is known for her single-mindedness, and right now, she’s got only one goal—track down the Bonebreaker, the man who murdered her father. But her quest for justice is derailed when LA comes under attack.

  The Aztec Empire, a Central American group determined to take back the U.S. territories that their Spanish ancestors once controlled, has led a mutant army into California. Suddenly caught in the middle of a war, Lee must put all her energy into keeping her city safe while unearthing the political secrets of LA’s shady mayor.

And with the Bonebreaker hunting her down, losing focus even for a second could mean death...

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Publication Order of Resistance Universe Books

Resistance

Dietz, William C. 2011

The official prequel to the blockbuster videogame Resistance 3America. July 1953. In this official prequel to Resistance 3, prospects are not looking up for planet Earth or Lieutenant Joseph Capelli. With the Chimera invasion in full swing, America has crumbled under the fierce alien juggernaut, its defenses overrun, millions dead, the rest left to fend for themselves.

Many try to avoid the alien virus that turns humans into Chimeran killing machines.Capelli may be a pariah to the army for killing hero Nathan Hale, but he is still a patriot fighting to save the country and its citizens. However, some soldiers are ready to shoot him on sight—not to mention that Hale’s beautiful sister has every reason in the world to want him stone dead.

But Capelli’s used to being in dangerous situations and taking crazy risks. And the next move he intends to make is pure suicide.

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Publication Order of Rex Corvan Books

Matrix Man

Dietz, William C. 1990

Rex Corvan is the World's Greatest Reporter. It's not the video camera implanted in his right eye. It's not his popularity with news audiences everywhere. What makes him a great reporter is his determination to run toward the story. With a killer on his tail, hopefully Rex can run fast enough.

With his video technician Kim, Rex unravels the mystery of Matrix Man, a dangerous program controlled by a secret group looking to subvert the government. They've already infiltrated the White House with deadly results. Now, they're coming after Rex and Kim.

If Rex can break the story, it'll be the scoop of a lifetime. As long as his lifetime lasts long enough to get it done....

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Mars Prime

Dietz, William C. 1992

A ship filled with colonists—and one murderous crew member—is headed for the Red Planet in this suspenseful tale by the bestselling author of the Pik Lando series. Aboard the Outward Bound, there are thousands of colonists headed towards Mars. But, one person on the ship is different.

Inside that crew member’s head, there are a half-dozen voices, a half-dozen personalities normally bickering and disagreeing. Today, though, just as the ship is about to leave Earth’s orbit, they all agree on one thing—they have to kill to keep their secret safe.

That’s dangerous for Rex Corvan, because secrets are the thing he was born to seek out. Rex is Earth’s greatest reporter. He’s equipped with a probing intelligence and a video camera for a right eye. Rex and his wife Kim are traveling on the Outward Bound to document its trip outward to the frontier of Mars.

The story of colonization quickly takes a backseat to this unknown, zero-gravity serial killer. As Rex and Kim find clues to the murderer’s identity in the ship’s A.I., they become targets themselves. Will the ship reach Mars before the many killers in one body reach them? 

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Publication Order of Run Books

Runner

Dietz, William C. 2005

In a crumbling futuristic society, Earth is only a myth, the technological advances of centuries have faded into distant memory, and space travel depends on a fleet of run-down, unreliable ships. Only the brave—or foolhardy—undertake such risky journeys.

The brave, the foolhardy—and the runners... Jak Rebo is one such runner, whose current job is to deliver a future religious leader to his people, while avoiding assassins. If that’s not enough, he gets involved with a very beautiful woman who holds the secret to instantaneous travel between star systems—a secret that some would kill for.

With death waiting at every port, Jak soon realizes that this time he is running for his life...

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Logos Run

Dietz, William C. 2006

Runner Jak Rebo is on a mission to deliver the legendary A.I. known as Logos to a mysterious backwater planet. Once there, Logos can restore the system of star gates that once knitted the settled worlds of the universe together. But as the Techno Society wars with murderous antitechnics, Rebo gets caught in the middle-and all he can do is run.

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Publication Order of Sam McCade Books

Galactic Bounty

Dietz, William C. 1986

First in the action-packed series from the New York Times–bestselling author “known for the complex political and social layout of his future worlds” (Publishers Weekly).   A traitor is on the loose. A treacherous navy captain plans to sell military secrets to the alien Il Ronn.

The only man who can stop him is Sam McCade. Betrayed by his friends, stalked by his enemies, McCade is the only one standing between a terrifying alien threat--and the unimaginable devastation of the Terran Empire?

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War World

Dietz, William C. 1986

Imperial Bounty

Dietz, William C. 1988
When Princess Claudia seizes the throne in her brother's absence and brings the empire to the brink of war, bounty hunter McCade must find the missing Prince Alexander before the Imperial Fleet stops him. Reissue. Read More

McCade's Bounty

Dietz, William C. 1990
Interstellar bounty hunter Sam McCade embarks on a personal mission when pirate Mustapha Pong kidnaps his daughter, and while he usually works for pay, this time the only reward will be in finding his daughter alive and McCade will do anything to make sure of that. Reissue. Read More

Alien Bounty

Dietz, William C. 1990
When the Vial of Tears, a sacred artifact that has divine powers, is stolen by the space pirates, bounty hunter Sam McCade is happy to perform the task of retrieving the treasure because he can exact personal revenge at the same time. Reissue. Read More

McCade for Hire

Dietz, William C. 2004

Interstellar bounty hunter Sam McCade must prevent a traitorous Navy captain from selling information on the military secrets of War World to the treacherous Il Ronn in Galactic Bounty, while Princess Claudia takes advantage of her kidnapped brother's absence to seize power, unless McCade can find Prince Alexander in Imperial Bounty, in an omnibus edition featuring bounty hunter Sam McCade.

Original. 15,000 first printing.

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McCade on the Run

Dietz, William C. 2005

When a sacred artifact with divine powers is stolen by the space pirates, vengeful bounty hunter Sam McCade takes on the task of retrieving the treasure in Alien Bounty, while in McCade's Bounty, he embarks on a personal mission to rescue his kidnapped daughter from pirate Mustapha Pong, in a second omnibus edition.

Original.

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Publication Order of Sauron Books

DeathDay

Dietz, William C. 2001
On Black Friday, the aliens attacked. The human race was enslaved. But soon, everything will change. Read More

EarthRise

Dietz, William C. 2002

In the sequel to DeathDay, an invasion by the alien Saurons has devastated Earth, until Jack Manning, Chief of Security of a government created to insure human cooperation with the conquerors, and Alex Franklin, the government's puppet president, join forces to undertake an underground war of resistance.

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Publication Order of Star Wars: Dark Forces Books

Star Wars

Dietz, William C. 1997
Kyle Katarn, a freelance agent for the Rebel Alliance, reminisces about the events that destroyed his life when he was a young soldier training at the Emperor's Imperial Academy, in a novel based on the Star Wars CD-ROM game, "Dark Forces" Read More

Soldier for the Empire

Dietz, William C. 1997
Kyle Katarn, a freelance agent for the Rebel Alliance, reminisces about the events that destroyed his life when he was a young soldier training at the Emperor's Imperial Academy, in a graphic novel based on the Star Wars CD-ROM game, Dark Forces. Read More

Rebel Agent

Dietz, William C. 1998

Following Dark Forces -- Soldier for the Empire, part two of this graphic-story-album trilogy chronicles the adventures of Kyle Katarn as he learns of the mysterious Valley of the Jedi, discovered by his father years ago. Trapped in the Valley is an enormous reservoir of energy, waiting to be released.

Who will reach the Valley -- and its power -- first, Kyle, or the Dark Jedi known as Jerec?

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Star Wars

Dietz, William C. 1998

Following Dark Forces -- Soldier for the Empire, Part Two of this lushly illustrated prose trilogy chronicles the adventures of Kyle Katarn as he learns of the mysterious Valley of the Jedi, discovered by his father years ago. Trapped in the Valley is an enormous reservoir of energy, waiting to be released.

Who will reach the Valley -- and its power -- first, Kyle or the Dark Jedi known as Jerec? Written by William C. Dietz and accompanied by 25 painted illustrations by artist Ezra Tucker.

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Jedi Knight

Dietz, William C. 1998

Following Dark Forces -- Rebel Agent, the conclusion of this graphic-story-album trilogy chronicles the adventures of Kyle Katarn as he arrives on Ruusan only to discover that Jerec and his band of Dark Jedi are looting the Valley of the Jedi, hoping to seize control of the almost unbelievable power that is trapped there.

In order to stop them, Kyle must find the valley and fulfill his destiny as a Jedi!

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Publication Order of The Prequel Legion Books

Andromeda's Fall

Dietz, William C. 2012

The roots of the Legion of the Damned lie deep within the mythology of the future. But now, national bestselling author William C. Dietz goes back to the Legion’s early days with the story of one recruit’s rebirth and redemption… Hundreds of years in the future, much has changed.

Advances in medicine, technology, and science abound. Humanity has gone to the stars, found alien life, and established an empire. But some things never change... All her life, Lady Catherine Carletto (called Cat) has lived for nothing but the next party, the next lover, the next expensive toy.

Until, in a bloodthirsty power grab, Imperial Princess Ophelia and her cadre of synth assassins murder her brother the emperor, and go on to purge the galaxy of his friends and supporters—including Cat’s family. The Carlettos are known to be staunch supporters of the Emperor and Carletto Industries has been in the forefront of his pet project—developing cybernetic technology for use by the masses.

Now Cat, one of the last surviving Carlettos, is on the run. And, like countless others before her, she finds her sanctuary among the most dangerous of society’s misfits. Welcome to the Legion. Cat Carletto vanishes, and in her place stands Legion recruit Andromeda McKee.

A woman with a mission—to bring down Empress Ophelia—or die trying.

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Andromeda's Fall

William C. Dietz 2012

When a bloodthirsty power grab on Earth results in the murder of her entire family, wealthy socialite Cat Carletto is forced into hiding. On the run from the ruthless Empress Ophelia, and seeking revenge against the woman who destroyed her life, Cat enlists in the Legion an elite cyborg fighting force made up of society s most dangerous misfits.

On the battlefield, Cat Carletto vanishes, and in her place stands Legion recruit Andromeda McKee. As she rises through the ranks, Andromeda has one mission: bring down Empress Ophelia or die trying.

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Andromeda's Choice

Dietz, William C. 2013

Andromeda McKee rebuilt her life in the violent embrace of the Legion of the Damned in the days when cyborgs were first being introduced. Now she must choose between her conscience and her desire for vengeance... In a different world, Lady Catherine “Cat” Carletto would never have left her pampered life behind.

But when Princess Ophelia became Empress Ophelia in a coup that claimed the lives of the princess’s brother and all who supported him, including the Carletto family, Cat had to hide—or die. She became Legionnaire Andromeda McKee, and now she’s a battle-scarred veteran who knows how to kill.

 Summoned to Earth to receive the Imperial Order of Merit from the empress herself, Andromeda learns that she isn’t the sole surviving Carletto—her uncle Rex is not only still alive but also the leader of a resistance group determined to overthrow Ophelia.

 Caught up in a web of intrigue, Andromeda realizes that the moment is coming when her revenge will be at hand. But will she be able to act, or will she be betrayed by those she has come to trust?

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Andromeda's Choice

Dietz, William C. 2013

National bestselling author William C. Dietz returns with Andromeda McKee, a woman who rebuilt her life in the violent embrace of the Legion of the Damned in the days when cyborgs were first being introduced...In a different world, Lady Catherine “Cat” Carletto would never have left her pampered life behind.

But when Princess Ophelia became Empress Ophelia in a coup that claimed the lives of the princess’s brother and all who supported him, including the Carletto family, Cat had to hide—or die.She became Legionnaire Andromeda McKee, and now she’s a battle-scarred veteran who knows how to kill.

And when she’s summoned to Earth to receive the Imperial Order of Merit from the Empress herself, Andromeda realizes that the moment is coming when her revenge will be at hand…

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Red Ice

Dietz, William C. 2018

From William C. Dietz, the New York Times bestselling author of the America Rising novels, comes RED ICE. A military thriller so believable the story could be ripped from tomorrow’s headlines.World War III is a month old. After attacking, and sinking the Destroyer USS Stacy Heath, the Chinese invade Tibet, and India counterattacks.

Rather than allow the Chinese to seize control of the subcontinent the U.S. sends 20,000 U.S. soldiers and marines in to join the fight.The Russians use the opportunity to invade Ukraine, which leaves NATO with no choice but to respond. A full fledged ground war begins.

American forces are spread thin, and the decision is made to evacuate all personnel from Afghanistan. Troops have already begun to pull out, when Air Force JTAC (Joint Terminal Attack Controller) Dan Falco, receives orders to kill a ruthless Taliban leader named Noor Mohammad Hashemi.

But it won’t be easy. Falco must enter enemy territory with a guide who may, or may not be a member of the Taliban, take up a position above an enemy held town, and call in a targeted air strike on a man standing in the middle of a populated area. Meanwhile 7,000 miles to north, the Russians are holding a training exercise called RED ICE.

Except that it isn’t a training exercise and, if American forces fail to stop the enemy, the Russians will land on American soil. An accomplishment that would be a tremendous blow to American morale, and would suck much needed resources away from the conflicts in Europe and Asia.

Army Air Force and even Coast Guard personnel will do their best to push the Russians back.But will their best be good enough?For more about William C. Dietz and his fiction please visit williamcdietz.com. You can find him on Facebook at: www.facebook.

com/williamcdietz and you can follow him on Twitter: William C. Dietz @wcdietz

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Red Flood

Dietz, William C. 2019

World War III is three months old. After attacking, and sinking the Destroyer USS Stacy Heath, the Chinese took possession of Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Fortunately India managed to stop the advance at the Ganges river. Rather than allow the Chinese to seize control of the entire subcontinent the U.

S. sends 20,000 soldiers and marines in to support India.The Russians use the opportunity to invade Ukraine, which leaves NATO with no choice but to counterattack. A full-fledged European ground war begins. The so-called Axis consists of Russia, China, Pakistan, Syria, and Iran—including the Shia paramilitary organization called Hezbollah.

As the fighting spreads, the Russians launch a surprise attack on Alaska, in hopes of sapping American resolve--and in an effort to reclaim what they view as Russian soil.Now, in the Middle East, the Russian commandos and a company-strength team of Hezbollah terrorists attack and capture Egypt’s Aswan Dam.

They threaten to blow the dam, flood the Nile River valley, and kill 10-million people unless the Egyptian government joins the Axis.But in the wake of internal upheavals Egypt has no national government. So as the Axis attempts to form a Shia friendly government, and Egyptian warlords battle each other for dominance, the Allies send a convoy of vessels up the Nile river with orders to capture the dam.

The mission is called Operation Pharaoh. And for it to succeed Lieutenant Commander Harley Kydd will have to cope with a prickly commanding officer, and battle a succession of warlords, before a final confrontation with Hezbollah. A mysterious CIA agent named Cassandra Cole will be there to help.

If they fail, the Axis will seize control of Egypt—and strike a blow from which the Allied war effort will never be able to recover.

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At Empire's Edge

Dietz, William C. 2009

The national bestselling author of Battle Hymn delivers a high-velocity sci-fi thriller in which a lone lawman must take down those who would topple an empire…For centuries, the Uman Empire has ruled the civilized universe. But not all of the alien races who were “invited” to join the Empire have done so willingly.

To deal with these alien species, the Xeno Corps was formed—bio-engineered humans with extra-sensory enhancements who can hunt down, capture or eliminate all such threats to Pax Umana.Jak Cato is a one of them—but he’s far from a perfect specimen.

Saddled with a dislike for authority and a penchant for self-destructive behavior, only his devotion to duty and sense of honor have kept him afloat in the Corps.When he and his comrades are waylaid on a remote planet while transferring a lethal, shapeshifting Sagathi prisoner, Cato is sent into town for supplies, only to end up drunk, beaten and robbed.

But worse news awaits him when he wakes. His entire detachment has been mercilessly slaughtered and the Sagathi is gone.Now Cato must use all his innate skills to hunt down the fugitive and pay back the bastards who murdered his team. But what he doesn’t know is that his pursuit will lead him outside the law and into a shadowy world of Imperial intrigue—where those who seek justice rarely get it, and rarely survive…“A testosterone-soaked tale of violent retribution.

”—Publishers Weekly"Dietz writes fast-paced military SF.”—Library Journal

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Bones of Empire

Dietz, William C. 2010

From the national bestselling author of Battle Hymn comes the conclusion to the electrifying sci-fi thriller duology begun with At Empire’s Edge…On the surface, the Uman Empire seems as glorious as ever, with its citizens reveling in their proud civilization, the Legions defending its borders, and the Emperor ruling benevolently over all.

Yet it is a facade. In truth, the alien Vord are pushing deeper into Uman space even as the noble families maneuver for power within a waning Empire.But for Xeno Corps Centurion Jak Cato, all that matters is that he’s still alive. After a disastrous mission that almost cost him everything, he’s returning to the Imperial capital of Corin with his beloved Alamy for some well-deserved down time—which soon becomes no time.

For as Cato watches a grand procession, he catches a glimpse of his mighty Emperor—and in one horrifying instant, Cato’s enhanced senses recognize that while the Emperor looks the same, it is not him. It is Fiss Verafti, the murderous Sagathi shape-changer Cato had just hunted down.

The creature he thought was dead!As the Empire strains under attacks from within and without, Cato doggedly investigates the mystery of how Verafti made his way from the grave to the throne and who is behind the astounding plot. And when he does discover the truth, it will change Cato—and the entire galaxy—forever…“When it comes to military science fiction, William Dietz can run with the best.

”—Steve Perry, author of the Matador series“Adrenaline-fueled, Clancy-esque adventure.”—Publishers Weekly

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Bones of Empire

Dietz, William C. 2010
On holiday in the capital city, cop Jack Cato gets a glimpse of the Emperor-and realizes what he's looking at is a supposedly dead shape- shifter. The imposter is his mortal enemy, still alive and again on the run. Now, the fate of the Empire-and Cato's own honor-are at stake. Read More

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The Fall of Reach

Nylund, Eric 2001

As the bloody Human-Covenant War rages on Halo, the fate of humankind may rest with one warrior, the lone SPARTAN survivor of another legendary battle . . . the desperate, take-no-prisoners struggle that led humanity to Halo--the fall of the planet Reach.

Now, brought to life for the first time, here is the full story of that glorious, doomed conflict. While the brutal Covenant juggernaut sweeps inexorably through space, intent on wiping out humankind, only one stronghold remains--the planet Reach. Practically on Earth's doorstep, it is the last military fortress to defy the onslaught.

But the personnel here have another, higher priority: to prevent the Covenant from discovering the location of Earth.Outnumbered and outgunned, the soldiers seem to have little chance against the Covenant, but Reach holds a closely guarded secret. It is the training ground for the very first "super soldiers.

" Code-named SPARTANs, these highly advanced warriors, specially bioengineered and technologically augmented, are the best in the universe--quiet, professional, and deadly. Now, as the ferocious Covenant attack begins, a handful of SPARTANs stand ready to wage ultimate war.

They will kill, they will be destroyed, but they will never surrender. And at least one of them--the SPARTAN known as Master Chief--will live to fight another day on a mysterious and ancient, artificial world called Halo. . . .Bungie, Halo, Xbox, and the Xbox Logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Used under license. (c) 2001 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved

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The Flood

Dietz, William C. 2003

The Human-Covenant War, a desperate struggle for humankind’s very survival, has reached its boiling point on the mysterious, ring world called Halo. But the fierce Covenant warriors, the mightiest alien military force known, are not the only peril lying in wait.

As the fortress world of Reach and its brave defenders were bombarded to rubble, a single cruiser fled the carnage with the battle’s only human survivors—Captain Keyes, his crew of a few hundred Marines, and the last remaining SPARTAN super-soldier, the Master Chief.

With the cruiser’s artificial intelligence, Cortana, concealed in his battle armor, the Master Chief crash lands on Halo in the midst of a massive Covenant occupation. Curiously, the alien soldiers appear to be searching for something hidden on the ring.

Built by a long-dead race, Halo harbors many deadly secrets, but one overshadows them all. Now the Master Chief must lead the scattered troops in a brutal race to unravel Halo’s darkest mystery—and unleash its greatest source of power. . . .This novel is based on a Mature-rated video game.

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First Strike

Nylund, Eric 2003

The Human-Covenant war rages on as the alien juggernaut sweeps inexorably toward its final goal: destruction of all human life!Halo has been destroyed, and the threat it posed to sentient life, neutralized. But victory has come at a terrible cost for the UNSC.

Thousands of valiant soldiers fell in the battle to prevent the alien construct from falling into the enemy’s clutches. Now, everything depends on the Spartan known as the “Master Chief.” Yet even with the aid of the artificial intelligence Cortana, the Master Chief will be hard-pressed to rescue survivors and evade the Covenant ships patrolling the remains of Halo in debris-strewn space.

Ahead lies a dangerous voyage home, through a gauntlet of Covenant forces. For the sake of all, the Master Chief and his war-torn squad must not only survive, but take the fight to the enemy with a decisive first strike.This novel is based on a Mature-rated video game.

Bungie, Halo, Xbox, the Microsoft Game Studios logo and the Xbox Logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Used under license. © 2003 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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Ghosts of Onyx

Nylund, Eric 2006

Continuing the saga of the award-winning Xbox™ game! The Spartan-II program has gone public. Tales of super-soldiers fending off thousands of Covenant attacks have become the stuff of legend. But just how many Spartans are left?While the Master Chief defends a besieged Earth, and the myriad factions of the Covenant continue their crusade to eliminate humanity, an ultrasecret cell of the Office of Naval Intelligence known as "Section Three" devises a plan to buy the UNSC vital time.

They're going to need hundreds of willing soldiers, though . . . and one more Spartan to get the job done.The planet Onyx is virtually abandoned and the perfect place to set this new plan in motion. But when the Master Chief destroys Halo, something is triggered deep within Onyx: Ancient Forerunner technology stirs, and fleets of UNSC and Covenant race to claim it to change the course of the Human-Covenant War.

But this reawakened and ancient force may have plans of its own . . . This novel is based on a mature-rated game. Microsoft, the Microsoft Game Studios Logo, Bungie, the Bungie Logo, Halo, the Halo logo, Xbox, and the Xbox logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries and are used under license from owner.

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Contact Harvest

Staten, Joseph 2007

Based on the universe and characters from the multimillion selling Xbox video games Halo and Halo 2, Halo: Contact Harvest continues the story of humanity's next great battle in their ongoing wars against the seemingly infinite alien factions who consider the human race heathens.

This is how it began...It is the year 2524. Harvest is a peaceful, prosperous farming colony on the very edge of human-controlled space. But we have trespassed on holy ground--strayed into the path of an aggressive alien empire known as the Covenant.

What begins as a chance encounter between an alien privateer and a human freighter catapults mankind into a struggle for its very existence.But humanity is also locked in a bitter civil war known as the Insurrection. So the survival of Harvest's citizens falls to a squad of battle-weary UNSC Marines and their inexperienced colonial militia trainees.

In this unlikely group of heroes, one stands above the rest...a young Marine staff sergeant named Avery Johnson.

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The Cole Protocol

Buckell, Tobias S. 2008

In the first, desperate days of the Human-Covenant War, the UNSC has enacted the Cole Protocol to safeguard Earth and its Inner Colonies from discovery by a merciless alien foe. Many are called upon to rid the universe of lingering navigation data that would reveal the location of Earth.

Among them is Navy Lieutenant Jacob Keyes. Thrust back into action after being sidelined, Keyes is saddled with a top secret mission by ONI. One that will take him deep behind enemy lines, to a corner of the universe where nothing is as it seems.Out beyond the Outer Colonies lies the planet Hesiod, a gas giant surrounded by a vast asteroid belt.

As the Covenant continues to glass the human occupied planets near Hesiod, many of the survivors, helped by a stronghold of human Insurrectionists, are fleeing to the asteroid belt for refuge. They have transformed the tumbling satellites into a tenuous, yet ingenious, settlement known as the Rubble--and have come face-to-face with a Covenant settlement of Kig-Yar .

. . yet somehow survived.News of this unlikely treaty has spread to the warring sides. Luckily for the UNSC, this uneasy alliance is in the path of the Spartan Gray Team, a three-man renegade squad whose simple task is to wreak havoc from behind enemy lines in any way they see fit.

But the Prophets have also sent their best---an ambitious and ruthless Elite, whose quest for nobility and rank is matched only by his brutality . . . and who will do anything to secure his Ascendancy and walk the Path.

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Broken Circle

Shirley, John 2014

The New York Times bestselling series based on the blockbuster Xbox® games!Centuries before the Human-Covenant War would rage across the galaxy, a similar conflict erupted between the Prophets and the Elites—two alien races at odds over the sacred artifacts left by the powerful Forerunners, who disappeared eons ago.

Although they would eventually form a stable alliance called the Covenant, there are those on both sides who question this fateful union. From an Elite splinter group rebelling against the Covenant during the time of its founding...to a brave Prophet caught in the machinations of the new leadership.

..to the root of the betrayal that would ultimately shatter the Covenant many years later, this is the untold chapter of the most unexpected heroes emerging from a realm filled with shocking treachery and ceaseless wonder. Copyright © 2014 by Microsoft Corporation.

All Rights Reserved. Microsoft, Halo, the Halo logo, Xbox, and the Xbox logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

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New Blood

Forbeck, Matt 2015

When the United Nations Space Command decide to create a new generation of Spartans to defend humanity from threats both outside and within, they come to Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck with an extraordinary proposition. With the Covenant War finally over, is it time for him to retire to the sidelines for a life he could only dream about.

..or is he prepared to step up and become part of the military's new blood?

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Hunters in the Dark

David, Peter 2015

The New York Times bestselling series based on the blockbuster video game for Xbox!It is 2555, more than two years after the Master Chief went missing-in-action following a decisive conflict on Installation 00—the massive, extragalactic Forerunner construct known as the Ark—as part of the final chapter in humanity’s bloody thirty-year struggle against the overwhelming forces of the Covenant.

Now, as a tenuous peace exists between the humans and the Elites, a startling scientific discovery is made…and the riddle behind its Forerunner origins could very well seal the fate of the entire galaxy within a matter of weeks. In order to unravel these dangerous secrets, a heroic, hastily formed coalition of humans and Elites must attempt to overcome their differences as they embark on a covert mission back to the Ark—an astonishing, enigmatic place beyond comprehension from which few have returned and where mortal danger awaits them all…

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Saint's Testimony

O'Connor, Frank 2015

An all-new digital single—part of the New York Times bestselling series based on the blockbuster Xbox® games!The military-grade artificial intelligence known as Iona has only one week to live. After that, the UNSC will legally terminate her seven-year existence in order to stave off the threat of the data corruption phenomenon known as “rampancy,” a condition that will eventually take hold of her functionality and persona, endangering all those around her.

In a last-ditch effort to save herself, Iona has successfully launched an unprecedented legal appeal against her own death sentence—a case being watched very closely at not only the highest levels of human government, but by others with a very different agenda…

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Last Light

Denning, Troy 2015

An original novel set in the Halo Universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series!It is 2553, and the three-decade long Covenant War that defined a generation has suddenly drawn to a close. Yet, in the remotest parts of human space, tensions remain that threaten to overflow into another full-scale conflict.

Beneath the surface of the planet Gao lies a vast cavern system renowned for its therapeutic effects and rumored miraculous cures. But now Gao natives are turning up brutally murdered down there—violent acts that happen to coincide with the recent arrival of a UNSC research battalion protected by Spartan Blue Team, led by the renowned Spartan-II Fred-104.

Maverick detective Veta Lopis of the Gao Ministry of Protection is only trying to do her job as the Special Inspector assigned to catch a serial killer—one who is possibly hiding within the Spartan ranks—but she never anticipates the situation spiraling out of control into an all-out crisis.

When Gao is revealed to harbor ancient Forerunner technology that could solidify the UNSC’s military supremacy for centuries to come, Insurrection loyalists within the planetary government will do anything—even align with a vicious faction of what remains of the Covenant—to ensure that never happens…

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Shadow of Intent

Staten, Joseph 2015

After decades of combat against the humans and then the traitorous Covenant Prophets, the Sangheili warrior Rtas ‘Vadum—the Half-Jaw—has earned a long rest. But not all of the Prophets perished in their holy city, High Charity, and now one of their fearsome Prelates has sworn his vengeance.

This powerful threat has set a cataclysmic plan in motion—a plan to lure the Half-Jaw into a trap that will herald the utter destruction of the entire Sangheili race…

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Smoke and Shadow

Gay, Kelly 2016

An original digital-first enovella set in the Halo Universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series!Find. Claim. Profit. In a post-war galaxy littered with scrap, it’s the salvager’s motto. And with a fast ship and a lust for adventure, Rion Forge has certainly made her mark on the trade.

When the discovery of a wrecked UNSC cruiser brings Rion’s past back to haunt her, stirring fresh hope into a decades-old wound, she’s hell-bent on finding answers: What really happened to her father and his ship, the Spirit of Fire? This digital-first enovella also contains the complete text of Kelly Gay's short story “Into the Fire,” originally featured in the collection Halo: Fractures.

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Envoy

Buckell, Tobias S. 2017

An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series!It has been six years since the end of the Covenant War...and yet on the planet Carrow, a world on the edge of the Joint Occupation Zone, a decisive new battle suddenly erupts.

Human colonists and the alien Sangheili have already been living a tension-filled co-existence in this place, with Unified Earth Government envoy Melody Azikiwe attempting to broker a lasting peace between their two species. But as civil war now engulfs the Sangheili settlers, Melody must act on an additional covert assignment courtesy of the Office of Naval Intelligence: find a way to free the SPARTAN-IIs known as Gray Team, held in stasis since the end of the war by a cunning Elite fleetmaster consumed with vengeance.

And none can anticipate the ongoing violence leading to the discovery of an even greater, unstoppable threat—one hidden for eons below the surface of the planet….

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Retribution

Denning, Troy 2017

An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series!December 2553. Less than a year after the end of the Covenant War, a string of violent incidents continues to threaten the tenuous peace in human-held space, culminating in the assassination of UNSC fleet admiral Graselyn Tuwa and the abduction of her family.

It is a provocation so outrageous that the Office of Naval Intelligence must retaliate swiftly and ferociously—but only after its operatives identify her killer and rescue the hostages. This mission will be the first for homicide-detective-turned-ONI-operative Veta Lopis and her young team of Spartan-IIIs, and some­thing feels wrong from the start.

The obvious suspect is an infamous Brute dokab who leads the Keepers of the One Freedom, a Covenant splinter group in fierce opposition to the UNSC. But Lopis and her team soon realize that the truth is much more insidious than they could ever have imagined, and along with Fred-104, Kelly-087, and Linda-058 of Blue Team for combat support, must stop a plan hatched in the bowels of the secret research station Argent Moon—a plan so sinister it could destroy all those still reeling from thirty years of inter­galactic conflict.

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Legacy of Onyx

Forbeck, Matt 2017

An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series!Molly Patel was only seven-years-old when the alien alliance known as the Covenant destroyed her homeworld and killed her family. As one of the few to escape the glassing of Paris IV, and despite the United Nations Space Command winning the war on behalf of humanity, Molly never forgot how much she had lost.

Nine years later, when her adoptive parents—research scientists specializing in ancient Forerunner technology—are called to the mysterious and wondrous place known as Onyx, Molly vehemently objects. It’s not so much that Molly’s concerned about relocating to inside a spherical construct the diameter of an entire solar system, but the fact that she also has to live alongside members of the same alien species that murdered her family.

And when the Servants of the Abiding Truth—a violent ex-Covenant sect under the guidance of the notorious Pale Blade—somehow makes its way inside this supposedly impregnable sphere, Molly is now forced to consider if she and her new parents have made a terrible and fatal mistake in coming here.

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Bad Blood

Forbeck, Matt 2018

An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series!Just hours following their climactic battle on the Forerunner planet Genesis, the Spartans of Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris find themselves running for their lives from the malevolent machinations of the now-renegade artificial intelligence Cortana.

But even as they attempt to stay one step ahead, trouble seems to find Spartan Edward Buck no matter where he turns. A secret mission enacted by the Office of Naval Intelligence could possibly help turn the tide, and has Buck reluctantly agreeing to reform his old team, Alpha-Nine.

Because if the band is really getting back together for this one, that means everybody—including the Spartan who Buck never wants to see again, the one who committed the ultimate betrayal of trust…

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Silent Storm

Denning, Troy 2018

A Master Chief story and original full-length novel set in the Halo universe—based on the New York Times bestselling video game series!2526. It has been a year since humanity engaged in its destructive first contact with a theocratic military alliance of alien races known as the Covenant.

Now the hostilities have led to open war, and the United Nations Space Command understands virtually nothing about its new enemy. There are only two certainties—the Covenant is determined to eradicate humanity, and they have the superior technology to do just that.

The UNSC’s only hope lies with the Spartans: enhanced supersoldiers raised and trained from childhood via a clandestine black ops project to be living weapons. Their designated commander, Petty Officer John-117, has been assigned to lead the Spartans on a desperate counterattack designed to rock the Covenant back on its heels, and to buy humanity the time it needs to gather intelligence and prepare its defenses.

But not everyone wants the Spartans to succeed. A coalition of human insurrectionist leaders believes an alliance with the Covenant to be its best hope of finally winning independence from the Unified Earth Government. To further their plans, the insurrectionists have dispatched a sleeper agent to sabotage the UNSC counterattack—and ensure that John-117 and the Spartans never return from battle.

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Renegades

Gay, Kelly 2019

An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series!Find. Claim. Profit. In a post-Covenant War galaxy littered with scrap, it’s the salvager’s motto—and Rion Forge certainly made her mark on the trade.

All she wanted was to grow her business and continue the search for her long-lost father, but her recent discovery of a Forerunner debris field at the edge of human-occupied space has now put her squarely in the crosshairs of the Office of Naval Intelligence and the violent remains of the Covenant.

Each faction has a desire to lay claim to the spoils of ancient technology, whatever the cost, sending Rion and the crew of the Ace of Spades on a perilous venture—one that unexpectedly leads them straight into danger far greater than anything they’ve ever encountered…

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Oblivion

Troy Denning 2019

A Master Chief story and original full-length novel set in the Halo universe - based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! 2526. It has been more than a year since humanity first encountered the hostile military alliance of alien races known as the Covenant, and several weeks after the United Nations Space Command's devastating counterattack of Operation: SILENT STORM was deemed an overwhelming success.

The UNSC has put its faith in the hands of the Spartans, led by the legendary Master Chief, John-117: enhanced super-soldiers raised and trained from childhood via a clandestine black ops project to be living weapons. But the Covenant - enraged and fearful of their enemy's unexpected strategies and prowess - is not taking its recent defeat lightly, and is now fully determined to eradicate humanity from existence, brutally overrunning the ill-fated planets of the Outer Colonies faster than retreats can be ordered.

If the UNSC has any chance of stemming the tide of the war, the Master Chief and Blue Team must drop onto an empty, hellish world in order to capture a disabled Covenant frigate filled with valuable technology. It has all the makings of a trap, but the bait is far too tempting to ignore - and this tantalizing prize is being offered by a disgraced and vengeful Covenant fleetmaster, whose sole opportunity for redemption lies in extinguishing humanity's only hope of survival…

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