While we have to wait a while longer for Halo Infinite, Microsoft is releasing a new Halo novel very soon, and the company is promoting it with a special excerpt read by none other than the voice of Master Chief, Steve Downes. You can listen to Downes’ famous voice read about seven minutes of Halo: Shadows of Reach in the video below.
The book was written by Troy Denning, who has written numerous Halo novels before this, in addition to books in the Star Wars, Planescape, and Forgotten Realms franchises. The story focuses on Master Chief as he takes part in a “covert insertion” on the planet of Reach alongside his Spartan II soldiers.
The full audiobook version of Shadows of Reach is narrated by Sean Patrick Hopkins. The book is scheduled to release on October 20, and you can get it through Audible, Google Play, and other digital bookstores.