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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Osman then notifies the crew that Fleet Admiral Terrence Hood is traveling to Vadam to talk to the Arbiter and they will accompany him. I have nothing against her as an author as this is the first book of hers that I’ve read. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? But while books like The Flood and First Strike are very concentrated on fantastic battles between fleets of destroyers and carriers and glawslands complex hand-to-hand combat sequences, this kind of action isn’t present in Glasslands. Haol story suffers from her constantly making us see that Halsey is a evil person. First of all, there is a lot less action going in this one.

Her pacing was spot on, actually. Osman reluctantly agrees to take the man aboard the ship but has him quarantined. I loved how Karren made ONI look even more shady and evil yet out for humanity. The covenant is a space faring empire, comprised of a collection of alien races intertwined in a caste system.

Miscellaneous Undercover First mentioned. I really enjoyed this book glasslajds of the more calculated approach to the Halo universe as well as a more stealth operations feel. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

So, I can almost relate. What had originally been a touching scene between a Lucy who was struggling to bring words to life and an Engineer who doesn’t know what is wrong, but just galo to fix her one of the few good moments of the entire book, I loved this scene until the endis completely torn apart by a Halsey that is acting completely unlike anything that has ever been written about her.


Doctor Halsey is attempting to make up for her crimes in creating the original Spartans by protecting them from the destruction of the galaxy at the hands of the Flood. Halsey once she has been located.

She also told us how close the crew was getting at the end, but never really showed us.

Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss

In addition, the societal and religious impact the sundering of the Covenant had on Sangheili culture is explored in detail. I believe Karen Traviss is aware of just how hypocritical Chief Mendez and Admiral Parangosky are being, though, attempting to project guilt from their own sins on her. Reclaimer Saga Halo 4. I was not happy with glasspands installation and would not recommend it! The prologue begins with a narration from Catherine Glaslands regarding the current situation within the core of Onyx.

Recent contributors to this page The following people recently contributed to this article: Sarah Osman was a former spartan, and she suffered serious injuries due to the biological upgrades that killed many spartans, but she eventually recovered well enough to rise glaasslands the rank of Admiral.

Hzlo this series View all. I realllllllly enjoyed Karen Traviss’ work with the Star Wars Republic Commando series, and I’m frustrated that George Lucas is such a money-grubbing asshole because her work on Mandalorian culture was top-notch world building.

Supposedly, Halsey authorized this herself without permission, which is doubtful to begin with. That being said, she tended to repeat herself QUITE often about how the Sangheili glasslandss a warrior culture under the command of the Prophets for so long that they can’t maintain their own properties anymore – Traviss must have reiterated said point like thirty times.

That’s the word I have for this novel. What could have been an interesting and exciting novel of politics and espionage is instead rendered impotent by what feels like an editorial fiat. Meanwhile, Office of Naval Intelligence Director Admiral Margaret Parangosky assembles a black ops team known as Kilo-Fivewhich is assigned on a tlasslands mission to sow discord between disparate Sangheili factions by any means necessary, as well as to arrest Dr.


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There were a few scenes depicting Noami battling against the Covenant which showed the Spartan concept quite neatly. This absolutely destroyed any immersion I had in the book, and was never able to get pulled back into it. In no way will I say this is an emotion-driven novel of stellar writing and depth, but I will say that I enjoyed it, and I look forward to more to come.

He maybe haunted by his actions, but based on the previous novels I believe that he would have known he had no moral high ground to stand on.

Oct 04, Joe rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: She almost completely disregards the other Spartans, so that she can continuously have these petty fights between Halsey and Mendez, which were just repetitive.

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I just take my annoyances and multiply them, a lot. November 30, Whispersync for Voice: Contribute Halopedia’s pages can be edited. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The Third and final is the piss poor job of writing about Smart AI. The Covenant government is in shambles with hardline traditionalists balking against the control of the Arbiter. I’ve been waiting for so long to find out what happened after the array and I did! The Forerunner Saga Cryptum.

For non-Halo fans, I can’t recommend this as a standalone sci-fi novel. This section requires expansion. Meanwhile, the Arbiter, the defector turned halk of a broken Covenant, struggles to stave off civil war among his divided people.