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. The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and her colonies. For the first time in decades, however, peace finally. Is Karen Traviss’ book Glasslands a first part or a second part of a Ghosts of Onyx, while a main installment of Halo novels, isn’t part of a.

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Phillips is kidnapped by the servants. Page upon page upon page of dull exposition, short descriptors, and glacial plot development all leading up to a decent 50 pages and By the end of the book, this arc has pretty much been dealt with, leaving some possibilities open but closing off others.

Afterwards, Port Stanley intercepts the Jiralhanae transport Piety in order to acquire a Huragok aboard and a firefight ensues, resulting in all the Brutes being taken out. Ever since playing the first Halo game on the Xbox, the franchise has stuck on me, I have been looking for a way into the Halo series. Many of the characteristics that were set up by the previous books, seem to be disregarded so that there can be a constant bashing of Halsey.

Halo: Glasslands

Who are the characters used to argue against her? Destinypedia, the Destiny wiki. Well, at least engaging to one of my The story revolves around a black operations squadron by the name of Kilo-5, glassslands in a very dangerous time.

Glasslands was a great introduction for me into the Halo series, though I did have some knowledge of the franchise prior to reading the book, there were still a few terms that I had to catch up with. In terms of action and excitement the sections featuring Kilo-five are the best.

I got the feeling that Traviss hates the Halsey character. In all previous novels, Halsey is shown as cool, often cold, calculating, extremely intelligent and logic-driven, but who eventually comes to the revelation that her actions have destroyed glasslqnds lives of her Spartans, and she devotes her life to saving them and herself from what she believes to be a losing war. Batman discovers a trail of bodies, but no leads. Serin deduces the possibility of leading a team designated as Kilo-5 to Onyx.

I thoroughly enjoyed the different viewpoints glasdlands characters, those more recognizable than others and even ones introduced in the book or that I simply don’t remember reading from the previous six Halo books. The moments where she started to explore new territory, like with Lucy, or Phillips, and stopped harping on old grudges and moral justification, were the only times this book was actually readable. Help Policies General Disclaimer. Mar 10, Logan rated it did not like it Shelves: I was truly shocked to find out that both had their twisted ways in attempt to keep both species at war.


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The classic thinking being that if the Sangheili are involved in a civil war they are less likely to get organized and attack mankind. Or anything else along those lines. But, overall, a good book although it’s really slow. I mean, how much time had passed glassalnds scenes.

Halsey even hates herself, for crying out loud.

If you’re like me and just now getting around to reading the books, spare yourself and look up the synopsis for the Kilo-Five trilogy on a Halo Wiki. Parangosky states that glasslanfs purpose of the mission is to create infighting, strife, and discontent within the Sangheili society until the UNSC is ready to execute the killing blow.

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Halo 8Kilo-Five 1. Back in the Sol systemSerin Osman reveals her true identity to Naomi.

If you haven’t been keeping up with the novels, this is not a good starting point, as it picks up and leaves off mid-story, so you would be better off starting with Fall of Reach and going forward from there.

The Huragok also tells them that Team Katana were placed glasslamds slipspace pods because they were too damaged for them to repair. This is my first Karen Traviss book. Triple Zero Star Wars: Hood then invites the Arbiter hapo a ceremony to those who died in the war and Thel accepts.

Using Halsey’s data pad to communicate with the group, Prone asks about the situation on the outside, the status of the Floodand shows them the Forerunner hangar that Lucy previously fell in. Some of the writing is overwrought with Doctor Halsey talking about being a soulless being but I can’t help but assume she’s confronting her own guilt.

This reaches truly insulting levels when Lucy punching Halsey in the face somehow cures her of her inability to speak.

Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss

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 Unfortunately the impact, and forward progress, of these sections is torpedoed by the sections featuring Halsey and company trapped on Onyx. More about Karen Traviss This really feels like two novels or a novel and a short story jammed together for no apparent reason.


What will they think of me? 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 wants 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.

The sphere has a breathable atmosphere, buildings which are all abandoned, and flora and fauna unlike anything seen on Earth. Soon after, they travel to the Aanrar Shipyard and steal the Unflinching Resolvea frigate formerly captained by one of the shipmasters, Buran. Retrieved from ” https: Glasslands picks up at a rather slow but steady pace and gave a feeling for me that Karen Traviss intended to first introduce the reader to the world that she wanted to create, a world still in the ruins of the last Covenant attack but slowly gathering up and starting to rise again.

Nylund set the right tone with the neutral and near impartial prose as well as military jargon laced dialogue. Halo Wars Series Halo Wars. As they return to Port StanleyOsman tells the Spartans that they will be headed back to Sydney for a debriefing, while Halsey will be transferred to Compton-Hall when it arrives.

There she was writing about soldiers that were lied to and misused by their governments, following clues and hunting down information around a variety of environments to solve some sort of problem and she tries to recreate that style here.

The Author, Karen Travis, glasslandd on telling a much more personal story rather than an action driven narrative that most of the halo books maintain. As Phillips unlocks another arum, it turns out to contain a warning from the Abiding Truth. I had enjoyed all the previous Halo books, but this was lacking. With that, Parangosky passes control of BB to Serin.