Book Review–Halo Evolutions (Volume 1 and 2)

One of the things I really enjoy about the Halo series of games is the back story and for Halo fans there has been plenty of fiction thrown up which I’ve been more than happy to read!

So when I saw Halo Evolutions and Halo Evolutions Volume 2 on Amazon I ordered them straight away.

In a nutshell the books are a series of short stories based around the Halo Universe and explore multiple areas from various different characters such as Admiral Cole’s backstory, what happened to Cortana while she was waiting to be rescued from the Gravemind or even following an Elite as he revisits a planet he’d previously helped destroy. There’s a summary of each story on the Halo Wiki

I’ve not been able to put the first book down and as soon as I’d finished the first I was onto the second, which is where the disappointment set in as what I was reading seemed awfully familiar!

The pages on Amazon don’t explain this at all but there are actually THREE books.

Halo Evolutions

Halo Evolutions: Volume 1

Halo Evolutions: Volume 2

Turns out they took one big book and split it into two smaller books so the Volume 2 I paid for contains all the stories I’ve already read, save for one extra story meaning I’ve effectively paid for an extra 16 pages.

I’m trying not to let this get in the way of the fact I really enjoyed what I did read though, I’m just a little miffed the differences weren’t clear.

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Andy Parkes is Technical Director at Coventry based IT support company IBIT Solutions. Formerly, coordinator of AMITPRO and Microsoft Partner Area Lead for 2012-2013. He also isn't a fan of describing himself in the third person.

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