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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn 

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UNSC Cadet Thomas Lasky must conquer his inner fears and join forces with super-soldier John-117 to take down a massive faction of the Covenant.
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 Cadmon Lasky 5 episodes, 2012
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 Commander Lasky 5 episodes, 2012
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 Janitor Beamish 5 episodes, 2012
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In 2525, as mankind has begun to colonise space, a group of cadets are training to fight against human insurrectionists. One of these cadets, Thomas Lasky, has doubts about his abilities as a soldier and his convictions for this war. Whilst he struggles with himself, the planet is invaded by an unknown alien race. Reeling under the assault, Lasky and his squad mates are rescued by John-117, one of the UNSC's legendary SPARTAN-II super-soldiers. John must inspire Lasky to fulfill his potential as a soldier and a leader to fight against an enemy deadlier than any that humanity has faced before. Written by Marty Goodman

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The story of Halo begins at dawn.


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5 October 2012 (USA)  »

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Halo 4: Adelante hasta el amanecer  »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)
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(5 parts) | (DVD)

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2.35 : 1
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Frank O'Connor, Franchise Development Director at 343 Industries, makes a cameo appearance as a janitor at the academy. He is seen in a crowd spectating a fight. See more »

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Thomas Lasky: I just hear the drumbeat of endless war.
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Amazing
29 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

Standing alone, Forward Unto Dawn is visually stunning, aesthetically sound, and superb talent on both sides of the camera. I have read some of these other reviews, and the ones that gave mediocre to terrible reviews basically had viewed the storyline as poorly written or unfinished. In my opinion, Forward Unto Dawn's storyline was not intended to be a stand alone story, but instead as a lead up story to be used in unison with the Halo 4 video game. The character building within the series was centered around Cadet Lasky. It was also about Lasky's first meeting with John-117, as a flashback/memory. Forward Unto Dawn was also intended to bring more fans of the series to the Halo books. Thank you for reading this review and help me look forward to more live-action Halo films.


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