From: Scott Beetley
Location: Dallas, TX
It's been a long time since I devoured a book like I did today. I jumped into Silentium this morning and had it finished in about 6 hours. It was absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much. As a fan of the Halo Universe, I'd enjoyed Cryptum and Primordium just on the basis that they were looks into the Forerunners that fans had kinda always wanted. You were developing a great story about interesting characters and that made them all the more enjoyable.
Silentium, however, was far beyond either of those experiences. It was intense, high stakes stuff that unfolded and unfolded and continued to unfold in the most excellent way up until the final page.
The fates of Librarian and Didact are curiosities every Halo fan has had for years since they were introduced in Halo 3. Its not often that something can live up to 6 years of anticipation, but you did it with Silentium. Your Forerunner Trilogy is definitely one of the better parts of the Halo Universe as it now stands. 343i has its work cut out for them if they think their next couple of games in the series are going to meet the level of awesome that you achieved with these books.
Again, thank you so much for an excellent read and congratulations on claiming your rightful title as the master storyteller in that universe.
From: Greg Bear
Glad to help fill in the details, Scott! 343 is well up to carrying on and expanding the universe and the tradition. I look forward to seeing where they go in the next round!