I liked the background stories for each of the characters that were introduced. There wasn’t really anything I disliked or challenged me. Nothing confused me. What made me think is the characters and what role they took in the Halo games. The book starts off with Luther who recalls a memory of leaving his home-world that was being glassed(burning the surface of the planet) and being only a young child, seeing it as pretty, then is attacked by his mother for saying that. When Luther and his family return to Earth and move to London, Luther’s parents have a hard time trying to cope from losing their home world. Years later when a ancient weapon threatens to end all life in the galaxy, Luther and the humans must work together with the elites, the ones who glassed the other human colonies. I really liked the battles that brought the two groups together. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.