Thursday, 22 November 2012

New Halo: Silentium Cover Revealed

The cover for Greg Bear's third book in the Forerunner Trilogy, Halo: Silentium has been revealed on Amazon.

Err.. yeah. This represents a significant shift in tone compared to the two previous Forerunner books and indeed the Silentium cover that was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con this year:

The cover from SDCC, fits much better with the visual themes of scale and wonder we seen in Cryptum and Primordium and is a much better match for the style of story that Greg Bear tells.

I don't think painting the Didact as this out-and-out villain really makes much sense either in the context of the first two books. Halo doesn't need it, the Prophets were our antagonists previously, but they never looked evil, they carried themselves with grace and stoicism. The Arbiter never looked evil either. Personally, I don't feel that Halo needs a Disney style bad guy.

You can pre-order Silentium now for £12.74 on Amazon UK or $15.25 on Amazon US.

- Cowboy Out. 


  1. I always thought the Didact was a good guy up until Halo 4

  2. A good guy? He's been the future villain since Halo 3. They have been setting this up for a while.

    1. Since Halo 3? There was nothing in Halo 3 that suggested the Didact was evil.

    2. hmm did you read the terminals? yeah not too evil at first but he eventually got to that point.

  3. i totally agree whit you cowboy, halo dont need that kind of villain, in fact i thought the didact would be our friend and the actual enemy would be the precursor mentioned by the Charum Hakor prisoner...

    Anyway may i ask you, what happened whit the elevent hour reports from the halo waypoint bulletins, i think theres one left to come out rigth?? because they already published 3 sense the last hidden message, thanks from mexico :)

  4. Hey men i have a question for you, as you know there's 3 editions of the soundtrack, 1: Standar Edition whit 15 tracks, 2: Digital Edition whit 15 tracks + 6 remix tracks, and 3: Special Edition whit evereything you show above right?? correct me if im wrong ok, well here's my question, in the official anounce in waypoint they said this: "Those who purchase a physical copy of the Original Soundtrack will receive a free download voucher for three exclusive remix tracks and three additional Davidge tracks not included on the soundtrack but featured in the Halo 4 game. These game pieces will not be available on any other platform other than through the physical CD purchase. " Which are the freaking names of those 6 pieces, because accordig to my research the hole material of the ost is 15 standar tracks + 14 remix tracks and this 6 pieces right?? also they give you the voucher whit the special edition??, please help me!! hope isnt to much to ask, thanks from mexico!!

  5. Wow... just noticed that all the male disney bad guys always have molest 'staches.. I wonder how the didact's 'stache would look if he had one.