In the last years of the Forerunner empire, chaos rules. The
Flood--a horrifying shape-changing parasite--has arrived in force,
aided by unexpected allies. Internal strife within the ecumene has
desperately weakened Forerunner defenses.
Too little, too late, the legal rate of Juridicals is only now
investigating possible crimes by the Master Builder and others.
Evidence-gathering agents known collectively as Catalog have been
dispatched to collect testimony from the Librarian and "both"
Didacts: the Ur-Didact, treacherously abandoned in a Flood-infested
system, and the Bornstellar Didact, who accompanies the Librarian
as she preserves specimens against the dire possibility of Halo
Facing the imminent collapse of their civilization, the
Librarian and the Ur-Didact reveal what they know about the
relationship between the long-vanished Precursors and the
The Precursors created many technological species, including
humanity and the Forerunners. But the roots of the Flood may be
found in an act of enormous barbarity, carried out beyond our
galaxy ten million years before...
Because of that barbarism, a greater evil looms. Only the
Ur-Didact and the Librarian--husband and wife pushed into desperate
conflict--hold the keys to a solution.
Facing the consequences of a mythic tragedy, one of them must
now commit the greatest atrocity of all time--to prevent an insane
evil from dominating the entire universe.
This trade paperback edition of "Halo: Silentium" features an
epilogue written by Greg and Erik Bear, appearing for the first
time in print.