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Topic: The fate of Splendid Dust, Glory, and the Librarian's Ancilla?

From: Joey
Location: United States
Date: 12/28/2012

Hello once more, Greg Bear, it's Joey. I just wanted to say that I look very forward to Halo: Silentium. I think it will be just as spectacular as the first two Forerunner books and connect nicely with Halo 4, which was also spectacular as well. I just have one question, though. Will we ever see Splendid Dust of Ancient Suns, Glory of a Far Dawn, and the Librarian's Ancilla ever again, primarily in Silentium? Thanks. :)

Re: The fate of Splendid Dust, Glory, and the Librarian's Ancilla?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/03/2013

A new cast of characters to deal with! Including Chant to Green, who will play a pretty major role at the end of SILENTIUM...

Questions about the Forerunner Saga.

From: Gerasimos Tzivras
Location: Greece
Date: 03/08/2013

Hello Mr. Bear!
I am a hardcore halo fan and I have read all Halo books. I love the The Foreruner Saga but I am a bit confused by a few things. Can you please explain to me what the phrase "The peaceful one is at war without and within" means? In addition did the Master Builder (my favourite character) serve the flood in the end, did he die, or will these be answered in Silentium? I hope you can clarify this to me before Silentium arrives. Thank you for your help.
With deep respect,
Gerasimos

Re: The fate of Splendid Dust, Glory, and the Librarian's Ancilla?

From: Joey
Location: United States
Date: 03/17/2013

Thank you, Greg Bear! This new character sounds very interesting!

I also want to say that I think the Forerunner books are some of the best installments in the Halo story, and I think that Silentium will be just as awesome! I do hope that you will return to the Halo universe some day and once again work with 343 Industries on the future of Halo, for you have done an amazing job showing the Forerunners to us, especially the Librarian and the Didact!

In conclusion, The Forerunner Saga was a great trilogy of Halo books, and judging by the preview of Silentium, I can tell that Book 3 will end the trilgoy prefectlly!

Thank you, Greg Bear for showing us who the Forerunners really were! Its been truly amazing and spectacular!
:)
Only one day left!

Questions about the Forerunner Saga.

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/03/2013

The phrase you quote refers to the Warrior-servant's dilemma, which is that one must be centered to be at war, but to fight is to lose one's center. As for Faber, he does indeed have a larger role in SILENTIUM!

Re: The fate of Splendid Dust, Glory, and the Librarian's Ancilla?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/03/2013

Thanks, Joey-- Let me know what you think of SILENTIUM, now that the opus is complete.

Re: The fate of Splendid Dust, Glory, and the Librarian's Ancilla?

From: Joey
Location: United States
Date: 06/14/2013

Well, Greg Bear, Silentium was spectacular! It was just as awesome as the first two books, and ends the trilogy very nicely! It also leads into the events of Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 4 so well that it felt nostalgic, and it made me want to play Halo: CE and Halo 4 again.

All in all, like I said before, The Forerunner Saga was most definitely a great trilogy of Halo books! Again, you have done an amazing job with the time of the Forerunners! It's been fun and amazing! With that being said, I do have just four questions.

1. What happened to Offensive Bias after his victory over Mendicant Bias? Did he leave the galaxy with the rest of the remaining Forerunners after the Halo Array fired?

2. What really did happen to Endurance of Will? Did she use the Composer on herself?

3. Was the Composer the Ur-Didact used the last of the Composers, since it was said that there were multiple Composers?

4. How did the Composer get on Halo Installation 03? Did the Librarian take it after Endurance composed herself (if she composed herself), and then gave it to Chant to Green, who then placed it on Installation 03 after the Halo Array fired?

Once again, thank you Greg Bear for the great journey you took us on in The Forerunner Saga! :)

P.S. Sorry it took me so long to respond back. I've been a bit busy and didn't get a chance to until now.

Re: The fate of Splendid Dust, Glory, and the Librarian's Ancilla?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 06/17/2013

Thanks, Joey! many of these questions are taken up by the Halo games themselves--and will possibly be answered, in time, in the next installments of HALO!

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