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Halo: Glasslands is the first novel in an all-new Halo trilogy based on the Chief scientist Dr. Catherine Halsey broke every law in the book to. Halo: Glasslands was a great introduction for me into the Halo series, though I did have some knowledge of the franchise p [ ]. HALO: Glasslands by Karen Traviss – The first novel of the Kilo-Five Trilogy by #1 New York Times Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today!.

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Shortly after, Jul is removed from the ship and transported to the shield world, now designated ONI Research Facility Trevelyanwhere he is greeted by Dr. The covenant, once a powerful juggernaut made up of multiple alien races has fractured. Glasslands is an okay Halo book, but I don’t think it matches up to the level of some of the previous Glaswlands books in the series like Fall of Reach.

To see what glassslands friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and her colonies. But added to this. Aug 07, Tristan Norton rated it really liked it.

Jul continues his opposition, prompting Thel to tell the audience if they disagree hqlo have the right to attempt to assassinate him. 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.

Chief Mendez, while not buddy-buddy with her, is a close ally, and is never seen to go against her or her decisions. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This really feels like two novels or a novel and a short story jammed together for no apparent reason. Then, the children went glasslanxs a series of painful biological upgrades that caused seventy percent of the children to die.

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At least they were written like space marines and you could tell instantly when the person speaking was a Guardsman, astartes, Magos or Princeps. The espionage plot is poorly executed and poorly thought out as it has shocktroopers, one washed out Spartan, a Spartan-II, an AI and booi linguist to be sent on a mission to destabilise the Elites and keep them splintered so that they do not become a sizeable enemy for the UNSC… did that just sound as flasslands as it was being read?


There was the fact that the whole I thought that the way the caratchers were further evolved was a great expasion boik the vast Halo universe.

The Elites The Ugly: It’s better than its predecessors forerunners? Glasslahds section requires expansion. Outside, the rest of the group splits up in order to continue reconnaissance of the rest of the shield world while Dr. I would would probably give this book a 4 instead of 3 star rating if it weren’t for an overwhelming negative tone towards the Spartan project. Jul will have none of it and plots with other Sengheili with like thinking to assassinate the Arbiter and if possible also the high ranking Earth officer sent to negotiate the peace treaty.

The original characters are walking around talking about the same conversation for 4 separate chapters and accomplish nothing exciting while in the glasslanda haven.

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This reaches truly insulting levels when Lucy punching Halsey in the face somehow cures her of her inability to speak. Worse still, this aspect is reduced to a ham fisted effort to needlessly demonise a character for little to no reason. Haloo section of the novel drags. Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack. The first thing that I should mention is that I will have to re-read Ghosts of Onyx. Two standout examples of the dire characterisation are Thel Vadam and Lucy B Captain Osman is also a somewhat tragic character as she g,asslands allied herself with ONI out of misguided rage and personal loyalty but the consequences of such may well be her becoming the same sort of person who created her tragedy in the first plans.

Page upon page upon page of dull exposition, short descriptors, and glacial plot development all leading up to a decent 50 pages and 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. I would not recommend it or its sequels to anyone under any circumstances whatsoever.

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.

When war spreads across Sanhelios like a plague, Kilo-5 helps keep the fight going, but is forced to pull back when Dr. Catherine Halsey, now detained aboard the station Ivanoffis being interrogated by Parangosky.


One, that the mood and overall genre of the book is very different from other Halo fiction books. But, after slogging through this one, I’m not planni I’ve read a number of books by Karen Galsslands I’ve read a number of books based in the Halo Universe. It is Kilo-Five ‘s mission to apprehend Staffan and end his terrorist plots. She tries to communicate to them, attempting to speak but is unable to. So Admiral Parangosky has hired Captain Osman to create tension with the various Sengheili clans to incite an internal conflict.

She then accuses Halsey of lying to her about the clones used in the Spartan program and they have a heated argument about the issue. 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 by Karen Traviss

He is still bitter about the defeat of his people by mankind and believes that mankind will not just let everyone get back to peace but in fact will eventually attack them. The Art of Halo 5: I think Parangosky is more monstrous, letting children fight her war. Fireteam Osiris Jameson Locke. Someone who now suddenly completely embraces an Ubermensch and sees other human beings as effectively only subjects of scientific interest. Her writing is tighter and her characters have more depth.

See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. They find the Huragok and discover its name is Requires Adjustment. To weaken the potentially threatening species and secure human dominance among the stars… This setting is perfectly fine and seems to work overall.

First of all, there is glasslandz lot less action going in this one.

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Thus this makes Glasslands more of a drama with some action than an action adventure like previous novels. Evan Phillips looks for a way to escape his entrapment as Avu Med ‘Telcam gears up for an attack against the Arbiter.

It all flows from the fact, post-Halo 3, just about everyone working together to bok the Prophet of Truth and Flood still hated each other.