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All Halo Books in Order

Halo Books have been around ever since the first game. In fact, the first novel in the series, Halo: The Fall of Reach, was published even before Halo: Combat Evolved came out. Since then, more than thirty Halo novels have been published. With so many books, focusing on different characters and with intertwining story arcs, it might be hard to discern where to start and what your next Halo book should be. To help you out, we’ve compiled the definitive list of all Halo books, both in order of release and in chronological order of the story.

This article was last updated April 2022.

All Halo Books in Order of Release

  1. Halo: The Fall of Reach (2001)
  2. Halo: The Flood (2003)
  3. Halo: First Strike (2003)
  4. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx (2006)
  5. Halo: Contact Harvest (2007)
  6. Halo: The Cole Protocol (2008)
  7. Halo: Evolutions (2009)
  8. Halo: Cryptum (2011)
  9. Halo: Glasslands (2011)
  10. Halo: Primordium (2012, sequel to Halo: Cryptum)
  11. Halo: The Thursday War (2012, sequel to Halo: Glasslands)
  12. Halo: Silentium (2013, sequel to Halo: Primordium)
  13. Halo: Mortal Dictata (2014, sequel to Halo: The Thursday War)
  14. Halo: Broken Circle (2014)
  15. Halo: New Blood (2015)
  16. Halo: Hunters in the Dark (2015)
  17. Halo: Saint’s Testimony (2015)
  18. Halo: Last Light (2015)
  19. Halo: Shadow of Intent (2015)
  20. Halo: Fractures (2016)
  21. Halo: Smoke and Shadow (2016)
  22. Halo: Envoy (2017, sequel to Halo: The Cole Protocol)
  23. Halo: Retribution (2017, sequel to Halo: Last Light)
  24. Halo: Legacy of Onyx (2017)
  25. Halo: Bad Blood (2018, sequel to Halo: New Blood)
  26. Halo: Silent Storm (2018)
  27. Halo: Battle Born (2019)
  28. Halo: Renegades (2019, sequel to Halo: Smoke and Shadow)
  29. Halo: Oblivion (2019, sequel to Halo: Silent Storm)
  30. Halo: Meridian Divide (2019, sequel to Halo: Battle Born)
  31. Halo: Shadows of Reach (2020)
  32. Halo: Point of Light (2021, sequel to Halo: Renegades)
  33. Halo: Divine Wind (2021, sequel to Halo: Retribution)
  34. Halo: The Rubicon Protocol (2022)
  35. Halo: Outcasts (2022)
Halo Books Chronological Order

All Halo Books in Chronological Order

For a complete overview of all Halo books in chronological order, please check out our Halo Timeline. It also includes every game, movie, and comic, so you can get a good understanding of how all the media relate to each other.

Lars Cornelis

Lars is a game journalist since 2005. He loves virtual adventures and appreciates a good story, whether told through environmental storytelling or deep lore. He has a large collection of books and comics based on his favorite games, like Halo, Assassin's Creed, and Metal Gear Solid.

One thought on “All Halo Books in Order

  • 28 March 2022 at 03:03
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    Getting nitpicky here but it would be nice to have the books in chronological order listed here instead botanist a reference to the Halo universe list. The overall list is impressive and seemingly exhaustive but there is so much information that people who are interested in only reading the books (and not things like the comics and terminal entries in games and such) have to dig to find the books. Like I said, nitpicky. Overall awesome effort and thank you for it!

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