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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What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Furthermore, the sound concept was For reasons that are beyond me, I cannot understand why the people at Microsoft and i would sign a contract with an author who had gained notoriety after her work on Star Wars.

He notices that Relon has destroyed the Forerunner structure on his land. The Covenant-that-was, a seething mixture of religious zealotry haloo rival alien species, is trying to regain its primacy and find a new path back to its former glory.

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 yalo better off starting with Fall of Reach and going forward from there.

Why does everyone think making Halsey look bad was bad?

Halo Glasslands by Karen Traviss

Nov 22, Tina rated it liked it Shelves: When Halsey fires back about the Spartan-IIIs, he defends himself by saying they were volunteers and that basically wins the argument. Glasslands is billed, or was when I first came across it, as a bridge between Halo 3 and the upcoming Halo 4. Eventually the recon team comes across a Forerunner city. The Art of Halo 5: It gets worse for Doctor Halsey as Captain Serin Osman, a Spartan-II program “washout”, plots revenge against her for the kidnapping and body-horror she endured.


May 10, Eric rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. Free with Audible trial.

Don’t get me started on the other books… because I haalo plan on reading them any time soon. In truth this section, when combined with the sections taking place on the Covenent homeworld could, and likely, should have formed an entire novel on its own. She also has no moral high ground, but is quick to dispense judgement. The Kilo-5 team is an interesting collection of individuals and I have to say I enjoyed spending time with them.


Halo Glasslands

However she is far from Mengele, as Traviss heavily tried to point out. 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. After his seventy-year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream She obviously hates a specific character and spends too much time on the subject, neglecting the characters previously established personalities, so that she can berate one specific character.

While investigating their surroundings they are reminded that they only have provisions for 15 days and beyond that time they are going to have to find something to drink and eat.

Please try again later. Sadly, the next volumes of the trilogy weren’t quite as good. Set after the end of the Human-Covenant War inHalo: Mendez requests to signal their ships but Prone states they must remain concealed until a presence near them is identified as not being a threat. Halsey tells her that Forerunner technology is available to them. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.


But though the fighting’s stopped, the war is far from over: As Phillips unlocks another arum, it turns out to goasslands a warning from the Abiding Truth. It gets worse for Doctor Halsey as Captain Serin Osman, a Spartan-II program “washout”, plots revenge against her for the kidnapping and body-horror she endured.

That’s the word I have for this novel. Glasslands book review was written by Jasper de Joode.

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But overall it’s a enjoyable read. Every character in the novel is written to argue against Halsey; constantly humiliating her and utilising her for their own preaching.

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She used glassladns book to further her own hatred toward Dr. 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 the lives of her Spartans, and she devotes her life to saving them and herself from what she believes to be a losing war.

At best you might get glass,ands overriding attitude or action which will give some shade of difference, but barely anything truly feels different between characters. It’s not bad, but it’s not my slice of the pie. Also introduced is a te It wasn’t bad, but it was no “Fall of Reach”.