Halo: First Strike is a 2003 novel written by Eric Nylund. It is based on the video game series Halo and it depicts the events taking place between the end of Halo: Combat Evolved and its sequel Halo 2. It also acts as a followup to the ending events of Halo: The Fall of Reach with its first chapters, and acts as a sequel to Halo: The Flood, with prequel events to both books tied in between. The novel was re-released in 2010 with updated information. __FLAGS__