By Greg Bear
A very long time in the past, i used to be a residing, respiring individual. I went mad. I served my enemies. They turned my in basic terms friends.
Since then, I’ve traveled backward and forward throughout this galaxy, and out to the areas among galaxies--a better succeed in than any human ahead of me.
You have requested me to inform you approximately that point. because you are the final actual Reclaimer, i have to obey. Are you recording? solid. simply because my reminiscence is failing speedily. I doubt I’ll be ready to end the story.
Once, on my birth-world, a global I knew as Erde-Tyrene, and which now's known as Earth, my identify used to be Chakas...
In the wake of obvious self-destruction of the Forerunner empire, humans--Chakas and Riser--are like flotsam washed up on very unusual seashores indeed.
Captured by means of the grasp Builder, lost in the course of a livid conflict in house, they now locate themselves on an inverted international the place horizons upward push into the sky, and the place people of all types are trapped in a dangerous cycle of horror and forget. For they've got turn into either learn animals and strategic pawns in a cosmic video game whose insanity is aware no end--a online game of historical vengeance among the powers who seeded the galaxy with existence, and the Forerunners who anticipate to inherit their sacred Mantle of accountability to all residing things.
In the corporate of a tender lady and an outdated guy, Chakas starts an epic trip throughout a misplaced and broken Halo looking for a manner domestic, an evidence for the warrior spirits emerging up inside, and for the Librarian’s tampering with human destiny.
This trip will take them into the Palace of ache, the area of a strong and tremendous intelligence who claims to be the final Precursor, and who now has regulate of either this Halo and the destiny of Forerunners and people alike.
Called the Captive via Forerunners, and the Primordial by means of old human warriors, this intelligence has taken cost of, and retasked, the grasp Builder’s merciless researches into the Flood--which it will probably have itself unleashed at the galaxy greater than 10000 years earlier than.