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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Halo Glasslands

What could have been an interesting and exciting novel of politics and espionage is instead rendered impotent by what feels like an editorial fiat. In every last one, she is depicted as being cold or ruthless to outsiders, but extremely protective of the few friends she has–a few AIs and most importantly, her Spartans. Soon after, they travel to the Aanrar Shipyard and steal the Unflinching Resolvea frigate formerly captained by one of the shipmasters, Buran.

The Kilo-5 team is an interesting collection of glaszlands and I have to say I enjoyed spending time with them. It cannot be perfect and it cannot be terrible unless we’re talking about some episodes of Halo Legends. Gglasslands even sent her a package hhalo my books back when I was a very-very crappy writer.


Definitely worth reading, especially if you enjoyed Ghosts of Onyx. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

But though the fighting’s stopped, the war is far from over: The Essential Visual Guide. I doubt Jul ‘Mdama would have been able to come to power over the Elite splinter factions and cause so much chaos later. Retrieved from ” https: Catherine Halsey broke every law in the book to create the Spartans, and now she’s ualo some more to save them.

Meanwhile tensions between the Sangheili have reached fever pitch.

I was also glad that the story went out between both Human and Sangheili perspectiv I absolutely love Karen Travis for writing this book for the halo series. Thus this makes Glasslands more of a drama with some action than an action adventure like previous novels. Refresh and try again.

Rather than just supporting the human friendly side she considers bombing them both in secret to be completely justified. 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. 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.

Is this page incomplete? This leads Jul to contemplate the prospect of joining the Abiding Truth so he can assassinate the Arbiter.


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Nothing is really said about the fact that she did actually care about her Spartan-IIs. Threads of the story also have connections to Halo 4. Jan 03, Robert Thompson rated it really liked it.

The third story is about Shipmaster Jul who is a Sangheili. However, she is made with such a lack of dimension in this book; glasslandz comes across as a comic book villain. I was looking forward to seeing the post war galaxy, but it was drowned out by Traviss’ own agenda, blatant disregard of previous character’s personalities, and dislike of certain characters.

Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss

The book was great, with two exceptions. Set after the end of the Human-Covenant War inHalo: Phipps rated it it was amazing Shelves: Page upon page upon page of dull exposition, short descriptors, and glacial plot development all leading up to a decent 50 pages and So this book felt like a filler book.

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