The trope of a faceless super soldier is turned on its head in Halo: The Fall of Reach. Spartan John-117 or as most know him, Master Chief, is the best soldier the United Nations Space Command has against the alien coalition known as The Covenant. In the popular video game series, Master Chief is a man of few words and many bullets. Here, the novel explores the inner workings of his personality such as how at the age of 6, his training bonded him to his fellow Spartans who became his friends and family. Throughout the book we see that he is not just a walking tank, but a living, thinking, and feeling human inside a half ton suit of powered armor.
April 20, 2017 | Joe Phommavichit