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Halo: Cryptum - Book One of the Forerunner Saga

Greg Bear

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100,000 years ago, the galaxy was populated by a great variety of beings. But one species--eons beyond all others in both technology and knowledge--achieved dominance. They ruled in peace but met opposition with quick and brutal effectiveness. They were the Forerunners--the keepers of the Mantle, the next stage of life in the Universe's Living Time. And then they vanished. This is their story. Bornstellar Makes Eternal Lasting is a young rebellious Forerunner. He is a Manipular, untried--yet to become part of the adult Forerunner society, where vast knowledge and duty waits. He comes from a family of Builders, the Forerunners' highest and most politically powerful rate. It is the Builders who create the grand technology that facilitates Forerunner dominance over the known universe. It is the Builders who believe they must shoulder the greatest burden of the Mantle--as shepherds and guardians of all life. Bornstellar is marked to become a great Builder just like his father. But this Manipular has other plans. He is obsessed with lost treasures of the past. His reckless passion to seek out the marvelous artifacts left behind by the Precursors--long-vanished superbeings of unknowable power and intent---forces his father's hand. Bornstellar is sent to live among the Miners, where he must come to terms with where his duty truly lies. But powerful forces are at play. Forerunner society is at a major crux. Past threats are once again proving relentless. Dire solutions--machines and strategies never before contemplated--are being called up, and fissures in Forerunner power are leading to chaos. On a Lifeworker's experimental planet, Bornstellar's rebellious course crosses the paths of two humans, and the long lifeline of a great military leader, forever changing Bornstellar's destiny ...and the fate of the entire galaxy. Halo: Cryptum by Greg Bear is a tale of life, death, intergalactic horror, exile, and maturity. It is a story of overwhelming change--and of human origins. For the Mantle may not lie upon th

Language:

English

Narrators:

Holter Graham

Length:

8h 42m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:38


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:26


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:17


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:25


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:15


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:04


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:13


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:39


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:24


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:23


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:41


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:04


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:17


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:58


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:57


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:28


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:08


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:24


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:31


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:24


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:03


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:58


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:13


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:46


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:11


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:33


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:47


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:17


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:28


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:35


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:09


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:50


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:37


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:51


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:01


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:57


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:08


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:41


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:20


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:04


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:21


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:12


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:08


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:41


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:20


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:43


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:09


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:29


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:17


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:27


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:14


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

00:30