Background[ edit ] The first Halo book, Halo:
Origins[ edit ] "Our urge to create is immutable; we must create. But the beings we create shall never again reach out in strength against us. All that is created will suffer.
All will be born in suffering, endless grayness shall be their lot. All creation will tailor to failure and pain, that never again shall the offspring of the eternal Fount rise up against their creators.
Listen to the silence. Ten million years of deep silence. And now, whimpers and cries; not of birth. That is what we bring: Nothing new but agonizing death and never good shall come of it.
We are the last of those who gave you breath and form, millions of years ago. We are the last of those your kind defied and ruthlessly destroyed. We are the last Precursors. And now we are legion. Having assumed the Mantle - the responsibility for the guardianship of all life in the galaxy - they seeded numerous worlds with life, bringing forth a wide range of sentient species across the galaxy.
Under their guardianship, numerous intelligent species developed and flourished, including the Forerunners and humanity. The Precursors would eventually choose humanity to be the rightful successors to their Mantle, while judging the Forerunners unworthy. Refusing to accept their creators' judgment, the Forerunners staged a massive rebellion against the Precursors.
However, over time the dust became defective, creating sickness, disease and biological mutations in other organisms that came into contact with it. With this new form — the earliest stage of the Flood — the Precursors vowed that none of their creations would rise against them again.
This fine, desiccated powder had been stored in millions of glass cylinders placed aboard automated starships,  bound toward the margins of the Milky Way galaxy from the direction of the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Inside the ships, humanity found the capsules filled with powder, which their tests told them consisted of inert, short-chain organic molecules of unknown purpose.
Small dosages were administered to Pherupopular domestic animals among humans and San'Shyuum, which resulted in more docile behavior. Pheru treated with the powder began exhibiting furry growths and fleshy protrusions, which other Pheru were compelled to consume. Shortly afterward, the Pheru began suffering widespread abortions and genetic deformities, and many were euthanized or released into the wild.
Soon afterward, the humans and San'Shyuum who had been in the presence of the altered Pheru began to exhibit some of the symptoms of the powder-induced "disease". Affected on a psychological level by the strange illness, infected victims began to consume the sick Pheru, and parts that were discarded also became vectors for the disease.
The afflicted then moved on to cannibalism and sacrifice of the uninfected, force-feeding victims until they reached gross proportions and then consuming them.
The infected humans and San'Shyuum proceeded to spread the disease into other systems, which furthered the scope of the Flood outbreak. Attempts to quarantine infected worlds and systems failed, leading to the Flood soon infecting hundreds of worlds in fifteen systems.
Forthenchothe commander of the human fleets, chose not to warn the Forerunners in advance of these actions to prevent giving the Flood time to expand. Ultimately, the Forerunners interpreted humanity's tactics as acts of aggression, leading to the Human-Forerunner wars. However, apparently without warning, the Flood began to retreat from its assault on humans.
Forerunner ships found healthy human worlds within sectors of Flood infestation, leading Forerunners to conclude that humanity had developed a natural resistance, immunity or cure to Flood infection. The parasite devastated many of their fleets, before its deliberate recession from the galaxy tipped the scales in the Forerunners' favor, allowing them to sterilize any Flood infestation they came across in several thousands of worlds across the galactic border.The HALO System is a perfect fit with The Healing Codes.
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Closely depicting the events of the game, The Flood begins with the escape of a human ship Pillar of Autumn from enemy. Halo: The Flood is a story that takes place during the the first video game, so in retrospect its the first game, but explained in greater detail. The genre is the standard sci-fi /5.
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If you loved the Halo games, you will love the this story which follows the story of the first Halo game.
This audiobook was a great way to relive parts of the original Halo game and get more detail into what went on during the story on the first Halo ring. Melee attacks and plasma weapons were nearly useless against the Flood in Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2, but now can be used effectively against the Flood.
The Flood are much more vulnerable to ballistic weapons, as well.