This is probably going to be my only post. I've happened across this when reading to find any spartans I can use for a forum game I'm doing on another site that are unnamed and unknown so I can use them freely and they're not LOCKED into a story line.
I wasn't going to comment until I read the comment on "read the books" So far I've only read
~The Cole Protocol
~The Fall of Reach
The only thing in ANY of those that mentions Linda is most of The Fall of Reach up to the point where Linda was killed and John brought her aboard The Pillar of Autumn. No where in The Fall of Reach or The Flood does it mention Linda being frozen in cryo or being shot out to space before The Pillar of Autumn crashed onto the first discovered Halo ring. You then refer to First Strike which I have yet to read but I've read the description, while if or if it doesn't mention Linda it takes place between Halo 1 and Halo 2 not before The Pillar of Autumn crashed on Halo. So please do a bit of research before mentioning "Read these books" because I have read them and they do not mention the cryo part at all.
Which by the way, the books on the Halo universe I find need to get their facts together and read the other books before mentioning people and events that already have been mentioned. Halo:Reach and Halo: The Fall of Reach are two different stories. Cortana was ALREADY on board The Pillar of Autumn before it's take off. Also how can John be the last spartan when there are other 'survivors' from books? You see, some of these books take the story of Halo and warp it off its path completely.
Pg 369, The Fall of Reach:
"He took Linda's body double time to a cryo chamber and immediately froze her. She was clinically dead- there was no doubt of that. Still, if they could get her to a Fleet hospital, they might be able to resuscitate her. It was a long shot- but she was a Spartan."
From First Strike: (My summary) While searching the debris for survivors, Cortana finds a set of cryotubes, jettisoned before the ship went down. The Chief pulled them aboard. The Chief finds survivors in a Pelican. Together, they infiltrate a Covenant flagship, where it is revealed that Linda is in one of the tubes, clinically dead. Later, after returning to Reach to rescue other Spartans and Halsey, Halsey manages to bring Linda back and fix her up as best she can. Then Linda participates in destroying the Unyeilding Heirophant, where she escapes with John and the others back to the UNSC Gettysburg, and they go back to Earth. [The events of Ghosts of Onyx and Glasslands happens after this book].
"Read the books" was the correct.
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