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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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This is a entertaining military science fiction novel but sometimes goes a bit overboard in depicting its characters reactions. With that, Parangosky passes control of BB to Serin. On Sanghelios, Thel ‘Vadam pleads for unity and the regaining of their independence, casting blame of their current situation on the Great Schism rather than flasslands humans and announces his intention to sign a peace agreement with humanity.

More about Karen Traviss True Colours Star Wars: Across glaaslands galaxy, a woman thought to have died on Reach is actually very much alive.

Catherine Halsey broke every law in the book to create the Spartans, and now she’s broken some more to save them. I ended up skipping chapters out of boredom and c This is supposed to continue the story of the Ghosts of Onyx by Eric Nylund, except for one reason or another the story was handed off to Karen Traviss This section of the novel drags. The group starts aiding the servants and uncovers a plot to assassinate the Arbiter.

From this chaos, new adversaries will emerge, including a cruel and dangerous organization bent on exploiting the still-fresh passions and prejudices of the war for its own gain and that’s just on the human side. I’ve said this before on here, but it bears repeating.

Road of Trials Stephen King 9. As things move towards peace it is these traditionalists and the Office of Naval Intelligence ONI that seek to keep things off balance. After reading a chapter and a half of this poorly written, tone-deaf portrayals of established characters, Halp deleted the book from my Kindle. Please try again later.


I didn’t get that time span from her writing. I literally finished Glasslands this morning couldnt start it in October since I was in the middle of the Darth Bane Trilogy. It was introspective and dealt with glasdlands aftermath of the war, but I wasn’t really interested in psychological evaluation in a book based on a video game. By making clones, there isn’t going to be 75 missing children investigations. Share your thoughts with other customers. Catherine Halsey, now detained aboard the station Ivanoffis being interrogated by Parangosky.

Traviss turns her into glasslznds crazy, sociopathic, whiny, uncaring, and wholly irrationally angry character with no concern for any person besides herself.

I think they’d be a bit more subdued personally with their self-righteousness given the moral ambiguities of their work but, despite this, I think it was really entertaining and encourage Halo fans to pick up the trilogy before glaxslands Halo 4. While I didn’t always agree with her portrayal of characters in those books, I’ve rarely met an author who was nicer to her fans. Sure she can be abrasive, but the scenario just felt like it was written just so Lucy would attack her.

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.

Out gladslands the Dark. 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. 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.

Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss

In my opinion easily 4 out of 5 stars. An occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead.


It’s better than its predecessors forerunners? The Piety finally arrives, and the Sangheili find Manus and the rest of the Jiralhanae dead, along with dead Kig-Yar clutching human rifles, and the Huragok missing.

Halo Glasslands by Karen Traviss

Love it but still had the same problem as Halo: Twilight Company Star Wars. While everyone is continuing their search for Lucy, she finally emerges with Prone to Drift. I purchased this book despite the bad reviews. Traviss not only writes him in the exact manner she does humans, with no differentiation in descriptions, thought or style but supplants his personality. But overall it’s a enjoyable read. 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.

They already made certain enhancement but they can do more, I am curious where this might go in the rest of the series. The Space Between Matthew Sturges 9.

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. For the first time in decades, however, peace finally seems possible. The Huragok also tells them that Team Katana were placed in slipspace pods glwsslands they were too damaged for them to repair. The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and hako colonies.

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Lucy spots something moving in the shadows and decides to investigate. Office of Naval Intelligence. The Covenant-that-was, a seething mixture of religious zealotry and rival alien species, is trying to regain its primacy and find a new path back to its former glory.