"Tor Books and 343 Industries are excited to announce the forthcoming January 2014 publication of Halo: Mortal Dictata by bestselling author Karen Traviss.
Based on the universe and characters from the multimillion copy selling Xbox video games, Mortal Dictata completes the "Kilo-Five" trilogy set in the Halo universe, and ties into the story of Halo 4, which launched in November 2012."
Karen Traviss' books have been very divisive among the Halo community, there are those who love the angle we've had on post-war Sangheilli politics and the comraderie among the crew of the UNSC Port Stanley, but then there are those who couldn't see past the heavy-handed nature of the persecution of Catherine Halsey, both narratively and in-universe.
Personally, I enjoyed the books, especially Thursday War, and I'm looking forward to seeing the conclusion. I'm really hoping for a UNSC-Arbiter team up, but I feel like 343 will want to strengthen the power of Jul 'Mdama going into Halo 5.
For those wondering, Mortal Dictata is a legal ruling in the Halo Universe that forbids the creation of human clones. The same law Catherine Halsey is in breach of in both the creation of Cortana and the Spartan IIs, so that might give you an inclination of what to expect from the book.
That cover art though...
- Cowboy Out.