The 30th Halo Novel Will Release In March 2021

There's a lot of novels set in the Halo universe--and soon, there will be one more.


Since 2001's Halo: The Fall of Reach, novels set within the Halo universe have released at a rate of over one a year. On March 2, 2021, Halo: Point of Light will release, and this novel will bring the Halo series up to 30 novels.

Halo: Point of Light ends a trilogy that began with Halo: Smoke and Shadow in 2016, then continued with 2019's Halo: Renegades. All three books were written by Kelly Gay, who also featured in the Halo: Fractures short story compilation (which is separate from the 30 novels). The novel has been announced on Halo Waypoint.

The book, which will pick up in August 2558, is about Rion and the crew aboard Ace of Spades, as they outrun the fallout from previous books. The Office of Naval Intelligence is after them, and the synopsis provided says that they'll be "unlocking untold secrets and even deadlier threats that have been hidden away for centuries from an unsuspecting universe.

The novel's cover image has been designed by William "Pixelflare" Cameron; you can check the art out below.

Halo: Point of Light cover image by William Cameron
Halo: Point of Light cover image by William Cameron

The Halo novel series is made up of various standalone adventures, trilogies (Forerunner Saga, Kilo-Five, A Master Chief Story) and young adult novels (Battle Born and Meridian Divide).

The next Halo fan, Halo Infinite, is releasing in 2021 for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC. Much is still unknown about the game, which was originally scheduled for the Series X/S launch; developer 343 Industries has said that it will be more communicative with fans in the coming months.

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