Tor's announced a series of brand new novels set in the Halo universe to be penned by Gears of War 3 head writer Karen Traviss.
The multi-book run will explain events following from the end of Halo 3 and Halo: Ghosts of Onyx.
Traviss has taken the gig, and not regular author Eric Nylund. She does have experience in the IP, having written a short story for Halo: Evolutions, known as "Human Weaknesses".
So far, six novels based on the Halo series, all of which are considered canon, have been written by Nylund, William C. Dietz, Tobias S. Buckell and Bungie head writer Joe Staten.