The destruction of Halo slowed the Covenant, but it did not stop them. Fueled by faith, fure and vengeance, they have swept aside all of our defenses and gained a foothold on the most precious prize of all - Earth. With the human military scattered and crushed, the fate of the planet lies in the hands of one man. Spartan-117 - the Master Chief. But resourceful and tenacious as he is, the Master Chief will have to rely on new weapons, unexpected allies and a secret so incredible it will change the Galaxy forever.