Halo: Glasslands is the first novel in an all-new Halo trilogy based on the Xbox Halo videogame series. Karen Traviss, who has penned number. Halo has ratings and reviews. Broken_fingers said: Meh Disappointment. This is my first Karen Traviss book. I will not be buying her next Ha. Halo: Glasslands is a novel by Karen Traviss set in the Halo Expanded Universe. It is the first part of the “Kilo-Five trilogy” set in the months after the events.

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The story is very nice because it also highlights another previously unexplored side of the galaxy and sheds some light on some of the horrible acts of the calculating Doctor Halsey, the engineer of the Spartan Program, as well as fills in several small plot holes.

Still I’d have given it a better score, maybe even up to three stars, but the book the ends with a cliff hanger and seems to set up a mo I was really hoping for much more from this.

The Kilo-5 team is an interesting collection of individuals and I have to say I enjoyed spending time with them. It gets worse for Doctor Halsey as Captain Serin Osman, a Spartan-II program “washout”, plots revenge against her for the kidnapping and body-horror she endured.

But though the fighting’s stopped, the war is far from over: It’s a twisted collection of plots, subplots, and counter-plots which all come together in a prequel for the events of Halo 4. Doctor Halsey may have done some awful things but she was a humanized character and the engine which enabled her actions moves on without her.

I think they’d be a bit more subdued personally with their self-righteousness given the moral ambiguities of their work but, despite this, I think it was really entertaining and encourage Halo fans to pick up the trilogy glaslands playing Halo 4. Something with actual characters, a plot and ultimately a story. Unfortunately she didn’t hali. Telcam accuses the human race and Thel ‘Vadam of spreading lies about the Forerunners and the Halosciting that these revelations have created significant religious and political divisions amongst the Sangheili.


With that, Parangosky passes control of BB to Serin. But, after slogging through this one, I’m not planning on it for quite some time.

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There are wonders inside the Dyson Sphere to discover and they are eventually. May 22, Josiah rated it liked it. The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Glasslancs and her colonies.

I even sent her a package of my books back when I was a very-very crappy writer. Sep 02, Ashwin rated it it was ok.

The Art of Halo 5: She calls herself Calexa Rose Dunhill—names taken from the grim surroundings where she awoke, bruised and bloody, with no memory of who she is, how she got there, or The sense of betrayal about the Spartan III’s and Mendez’s own personal guilt and hate for what Halsey and him essentially did all boiled down to some very interesting confrontations. Italics indicate upcoming releases. I enjoyed how they’re able to wrap themselves in the comforting warmth of patriotism and doing what was necessary even as the narrative makes it clear they’re somewhat deluding themselves.

The Clone Wars Star Wars 7. He notices that Relon has destroyed the Forerunner structure on his land. The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and her colonies.

The setting is a book, comic, and video game series featuring military characters doing battle with an alien theocracy known as the Covenant. These are just two very good reasons for the flash clones. Only a few parts of this book were enjoyable for me to read and, what a surprise, those were the parts where Karen left her dramatic writing style of self righteous inner conflict and actually started to creatively write, starting to SHOW what the characters were feeling, and thinking, and leading us to extrapolate from that, instead of her just weirdly inserting it wherever she felt like.


Nothing is really said about the fact that she did actually care about her Spartan-IIs.

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There was the fact that the whole I thought that the way the caratchers were further evolved was a great expasion to the vast Halo universe. In terms of action and excitement the sections featuring Kilo-five are the best. However, she is clearly a very talented writer who is incredible at developing interesting characters, both new ones and those that are familiar to us.

Jul continues his opposition, prompting Thel to tell the audience if they disagree they have the right to attempt to assassinate him. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A bit dull and not much happened.

Marooned with Chief Mendez and a Spartan team in a Forerunner slipspace bubble hidden in the destroyed planet Onyx, she finds that the shield world has been guarding an ancient secret – a treasure trove of Forerunner technology that will change everything for the UNSC and mankind. We appreciate your feedback. Traviss has apparently decided that Halsey is as evil as Nazi Germany, and makes sure that the reader hears that opinion over and over. The crew of Port Stanley are sent on a secret mission to aid the Servants of Abiding Truth, a renegade Sangheili group, while Earth officially supported the Arbiter, the Sangheili leader who saved humanity during the human-covenant war.

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