Halo

I have always been a fan of the Halo series. I started reading the series when I was only about 13, so six years now I have been reading their books. In total the series has about 11 books, broken into smaller series. The books themselves are all based on the universe crafted by Bungie, and is still being sculpted by 343 industries. The books are based off of the game series that shares their name, Halo. The whole story of the book revolves around humans being on the brink of annihilation after they a group of different species aliens runs into one of the human's colony planets. The aliens, known as the Covenant, as they are bound together only by their shared belief that beings called the Forerunners crafted a way to tanscend the physical body and go on what they call the "Great Journy". While the whole series started out following the Master cheif, most of the books don't focus directly on him, as they follow many story lines in this one universe.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

I have just recently started reading this series. The series initially follows Percy Jackson in his quest to fight the Titans and save Olympus and the gods. I think my favorite thing about the book is that it is fantasy, it holds ancient Greek gods like Zues and Poseidon, as well as other things like nature spirits. While this is a far cry from Halo's science fiction settings, it quickly fell onto my list of favorite book series. Only just last Christmas did I get the first 5 books in the series. If you include the Olympian series there are nine books and counting. I have just finished the 9th, which just came out a few months ago actually, and I am excitedly awaiting the 10th book to be released. Until then though, I have a lot of other books on my bookshelf that need to be read.

Dune

Dune is a series that has been around for a long time. The book started out being written by Frank Herbert, and after he died it was continued on by Brian Herbert, his son, and Kevin Anderson. The series is long and stretches my attention span with a whopping 16 books, the smallest with 532 pages, and thats small print. Again my brother got me a book from the series for a Christmas gift, and me with my inability to let a series go unread once i pick up one of it's books decided to read it all. The series took me about a year and a half to read and left me with many a confused headache from trying to wrap my head around some of the concepts. The story unfolds across hundreds of thousands of years, starting from the prequel where the humans are fighting intelligent machines, to where humans re-discover the machines on a far off planet and learn how to live with them. This story is the most complex organism I have ever decided to take on, and just finishing was an achievement for me. This is why Dune holds in my selection as favorite book sereies, that and its a cool science fiction book, with very interesting concepts.

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