343 Industries announced Halo: Point of Light, a new novel written by Kelly Gay. The novel is a direct sequel to Halo: Smoke and Shadow and Halo: Renegades, both written by the same author, following once again Rion Forge and the crew of Ace of Spades. Halo: Point of Light is slated for release on March 2, 2021.
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The official excerpt of Halo: Point of Light reads:
August 2558. Rion Forge was once defined by her relentless quest for hope amidst the refuse and wreckage of a post-Covenant War galaxy—years spent searching for family as much as fortune. But that was before Rion and the crew of her salvager ship Ace of Spades encountered a powerful yet tragic being who forever altered their lives. This remnant from eons past, when the Forerunners once thrived, brought with it a revelation of ancient machinations and a shocking, brutal history.
Unfortunately, the Ace crew also made dire enemies of the Office of Naval Intelligence in the process, with the constant threat of capture and incarceration a very real possibility. Now with tensions mounting and ONI forces closing in, Rion and her companions commit to this being’s very personal mission, unlocking untold secrets and even deadlier threats that have been hidden away for centuries from an unsuspecting universe. . .