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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After Jul returns to his keep, their neighbor Relon and his brother are killed by the Servants of the Abiding Truth for demolishing a Forerunner monument.

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More Engineers then approach and Lucy puts away her weapon in a gesture of peace. The gods demand a return to piety. The ending was a climactic beginning, how do you end a trilogy like that? About this title Audio Format. His faith having waned due to personal doubt, loss and visible corruption by their spiritual leaders, yet retaining many warlike aspects. Parangosky also believes Dr.

I really liked this book for two reasons. As we see in Halo 4, their actions will have terrible consequences for humanity but they trust their superiors to know what they’re doing even as the book slowly unravels that trust.

The Covenant has haalo after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and her colonies. There’s my 2 cents. It felt like I read an entire book just to read what could have been an intro to the next book that will come out. Suddenly Jul is ambushed and captured by Naomi. The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and her colonies.

Especially the ending of the book places nicely into this where everything is now going sour When Halsey fires back about hlasslands Spartan-IIIs, he defends himself by saying they were volunteers and that basically wins the argument. A working knowledge of Halo: It is in this sphere that Hasley is completely blocked from the outside world, but engaged in her research she tries to unravel the Forerunners technology. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.


With this being the eighth book in the series I did have some reservations about how the storyline would begin, but I was very pleased that the build-up was done as just a first book despite the terms.

Afterwards, Prone and the other Huragok create three more Engineers to assist Halsey with the Forerunner artifacts as he and the others must stay behind in the sphere.

This leads to a firefight in which all the Kig-Yar are killed. Catherine Halsey – are explored. Unfortunately she didn’t deliver. But anyway, I thought the book dragged on a little bit, but I honestly grew to love the characters, and actually care for their well-being, meaning I hoped the story worked out for certain people, and if something bad happened to one of the characters I’d feel bad about it. Reading this book seemed like a good portion of it was an Anti Nylund book.

After his seventy-year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream Jul disagrees, saying that they should wipe out humanity while their guard is down.

In my opinion easily 4 out of 5 stars. I was hoping the Master Chief would make an appearance, but he didn’t. Given the author Karen Traviss’ familiarity with real-life blowback from doing the same with the future Taliban during the Soviet-Afghanistan War, I can only assume the foolishness of this action was deliberate.

Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss

That shows me that the Karren did a damn good job, she got me invested in the story and the characters. The main characters on both sides are doing the opposite of what moral beliefs say is right but the book still makes you want to root for these people.

She is written to suddenly glasslqnds herself above good and evil, without a soul and is openly compared with Josef Mengele. I totally agreed with the idea that Halsey and Mendez would have an astronomical amount of guilt, and that they would be at each others throats. It gets worse for Doctor Halsey gkasslands Captain Serin Osman, a Spartan-II program “washout”, plots revenge against her for the kidnapping and body-horror she endured.


The Sangheili and humans agreed to a cease-fire, but there are glzsslands people on both sides who disagree with the leadership’s decision to end hostilities. What will they think of me? Eventually the recon team comes across a Forerunner city.

Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. As Kilo-Five joins the hunt for Halsey, humanity’s violent past begins to catch up with all of them as disgruntled colony Venezia has been biding its time to strike at Glawslands, and its most dangerous terrorist has an old, painful link with both Halsey and Kilo-Five that will test everyone’s glasslajds to the limit.

Continuing from where they left off, Catherine Halsey, Chief Mendezand the surviving Spartans continue to traverse the shield world as they search for a food source, a way to revive Team Katana and a means of escape. And out of the chaos could come a new hope for mankind: Halsey is no longer cool, rational, and self-dependent.

Hood and the Arbiter discuss peace and the problems they must deal with. For the first time in decades, however, peace finally seems possible. Hunters in the Dark.

These children were trained for years in the art of warfare, becoming the best fighting force that humanity had ever seen. Technology and equipment Related sites Official Halo Waypoint.

The covenant, once a powerful juggernaut made up of multiple alien races has fractured. Serin deduces the possibility of leading a team designated as Kilo-5 to Onyx. In many cases they refer to her as their mother figure.

Also, on the side is glzsslands third faction made up of Dr. Once reaching Parangosky’s office they begin to discuss the events that transpired at Onyx.