While being interrogated by the Covenant on board the Forerunner, the Master Chief manages to escape and continue his mission. Meanwhile, as Earth forces counter attack the Convenant at the prison camp in Cleveland stadium, Ruwan and Myras also manage to escape. As they run, doubts and regrets race through their minds, they take comfort in each other as they fight to stay alive. The Covenant destroy everything in their path in their search for the mysterious artifact known as 'the Key of Osanalan' - and Ruwan reveals that he knows what it is! On board the Forerunner, the Master Chief receives confirmation from IO Station of receipt of the key of Osanalan transmission. The Chief then reveals the presence of a Prophet of Truth aboard the ship, as he centers his weapon's crosshairs on the Prophet...
*The Eisner Award-winning team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev unveil a new chapter in the Halo mythos. Master Chief is captured and interrogated by Covenant forces. While back on Earth, a star-crossed human couple tries to stay alive as every single thing they hold dear is taken from them. Earth is falling to alien invaders, and no one knows what or where the mysterious artifact known as “the Key” is. The human race is at the brink of destruction---can the bravery of a few turn the tide?
The indicia mistakenly gives the cover date as January 2007 instead of 2008.