The last Halo book I read was Ghosts of Onyx and Halo 4 didn't confuse me a single bit. Whatever questions I have, I know will be answered. That's the point of a damn story arc across 2 future games and who knows how many seasons of Spartan Ops.
I honestly cringe when people say those words simply because I know it's some adolescent random that one, shouldn't even own the game to play, and two, keep screaming for instant gratification and have zero patience. Game companies listen to these people sometimes and it's NEVER good.
Hopefully Silentium fills the gap between those novels and Halo 4. It's said to contain Halo 4 spoilers, so it should explain a bit. --- Xbox Kinect. Works better as a MoCap tool for amateur animators than it does as a gaming gimmick.
halo you can still get from just the game. gears however you need to read to books to find out half the characters and backstory. they never even tell you why the queen of the locusts looks human. --- X360 GT: AlphaUltima PSN ID: AlphusUltimus