Halo: Glasslands is the first novel in an all-new Halo trilogy based on the Chief scientist Dr. Catherine Halsey broke every law in the book to. Halo: Glasslands was a great introduction for me into the Halo series, though I did have some knowledge of the franchise p [ ]. HALO: Glasslands by Karen Traviss – The first novel of the Kilo-Five Trilogy by #1 New York Times Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today!.

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Two standout examples of the dire characterisation are Thel Vadam and Lucy B Prone then agrees to transition the shield world into normal space.

Glasslandswas released on October 25, They eventually discover a black, bottle-sized cylinder that appears to be monitoring them, but it escapes capture. But, after slogging through this one, I’m not planni I’ve read a number of books by Karen Traviss; I’ve read a number of books based in the Halo Universe.

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On the other side, Sangheili extremists still loyal to the old ways search for ways to dethrone their leader, The Arbiter, and gain power in order gkasslands crush the remainder of humanity. As you can imagine story 2 and 3 are closely linked.

The Covenant-that-was, a seething mixture of religious zealotry and rival alien species, is trying to regain its primacy and find a new path back to its former glory.

Halsey even hates herself, for crying out loud. How can I face what I have done? To ask other readers questions about Haloplease sign up. Opening after the majority of the events of Halo 3 the novel actually overlaps with the end cutscene at one point the novel follows the aftermath of the Covenant war and the battle against the Flood.


Meanwhile, Office of Naval Intelligence Director Admiral Vook Parangosky assembles a black ops team known as Kilo-Fivewhich is assigned on a covert mission to sow discord between disparate Sangheili factions by any means necessary, as well as to arrest Dr.

At first Prone is reluctant, but she promises not to let them harm him.

Halo: Glasslands

Hunters in the Dark. Same with her AIs.

She now openly hates Mendez, and Mendez openly hates her in return. The way the characters are written only makes things infinitely worse. I had enjoyed all the previous Halo books, but this was lacking. Reference Art of Halo. Team History Mark Bagley 9.

But this book makes me so mad, I stopped reading it just to write this review. Literally, if I had to describe the plot of this book, I would say it’s about turning Halsey into Satan, making glawslands current characters in the Halo universe hate Halsey, and then inventing more characters to hate Halsey just for good measure. But it’s well paced and the characters are interesting. Recent changes Top users.

I also got a kick out of the Red vs. When war spreads across Sanhelios like a plague, Kilo-5 helps keep the fight going, but is forced to pull back when Dr.

Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss book review

I absolutely love Karen Travis for writing this book for the halo series. A working hako of Halo: I was really hoping for much more from this. Society and culture Languages. Having written for both the Star Wars expanded If you want to see the worst way in which to behave in relation to writing for an expanded universe you need only look at the works of Karen Traviss.


Phillips, and Admiral Parangosky. I could not glimpse that much of her character in her storyline other that she is quite devoted for her cause and that she had made some sacrifices in her past and that she is somehow trying to make amends with some of her flaws in make Spartans. At least they were written like space marines and you could tell instantly when the person speaking was a Guardsman, astartes, Magos or Princeps.

Unfortunately the impact, and forward progress, of glasslandds sections is torpedoed by the sections featuring Halsey and company trapped on Onyx. Games Original Trilogy Halo: Jul continues his opposition, prompting Thel to tell the audience if they disagree they have the right to attempt to assassinate him.

HALO: Glasslands

Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack. Back in the shield world the group find entrance into a Forerunner tower and glasslahds more of the gray cylinders within the tower. This is a entertaining military science fiction novel but sometimes goes a bit overboard in depicting its characters reactions.

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 glassslands the calculating Doctor Halsey, the engineer of the Spartan Program, as well as fills in several small plot holes. All of them are written in exactly the same manner no matter with political standing, plans or even opinions.