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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To be fair, I had been skeptical, yet cautiously optimistic going into this. Some fans may have difficulty with the treatment of fan favorite Doctor Halsey who is called out repeatedly for her kidnapping of children to create the Spartans.

Meanwhile, Phillips arrives in Vadam and is eventually greeted by the Arbiter. But it’s well paced and the characters are interesting.

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The political aftermath of the war was Extremely interesting. Hzlo written for both the Star Wars expanded universe and Gears of War series, she set her sights on Halo and proceeded to repeat many of her past mistakes. Jan 03, Robert Thompson rated it really liked it.

Halsey is dead and anger toward Halsey’s actions. Society and culture Languages. Once in Spenser’s hideout in the city of New Ylasslandsthe ONI agent shows them pictures of all the insurrectionist leaders based on the planet. Traviss opts to tell rather than show and besides a few conversations hhalo referencing of the damage the war has caused, we glaselands very little of it. Phillips requests for a tour of their most ancient cities and Thel approves.

Having read through this novel I honestly feel guilty for criticising Chris Wraight on his portrayal of the Iron Hands. Set after the “Halo Wars” of video game fame. The book also makes me even more eager for the upcoming Halo 4. I’ve been around the block on Bnet about controversial issues. The Forerunner Saga Cryptum.


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May 10, Eric rated it it was amazing Shelves: They all made logical sense from many viewpoints, trying to tie up the loose ends that there still are and then only moving forward.

I mean, how much time had passed between scenes. Ghosts of Onyx left off, with Dr. As Kilo-Five joins the hunt for Halsey, humanity’s violent past begins to catch up with all of them as disgruntled colony Venezia has been biding its time to strike at Earth, and its most dangerous terrorist has an old, painful link with both Halsey and Kilo-Five that will test everyone’s loyalty to the limit.

Said demonization and the ultimate failing of the novel is the treatment of Dr. Applying an absolute is not a good idea to any piece of canon. Apr 07, Anthony rated it did not like it.

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Supposedly, Halsey authorized this herself without permission, which is doubtful to begin with. I was hoping it was a case where I would enjoy it even if others haven’t.

Only a few parts of this book were enjoyable for me to read and, what a surprise, those were the parts where Karen left her dramatic writing style of self righteous inner conflict and actually started to creatively write, starting to SHOW what the characters were feeling, and thinking, and leading us to extrapolate from that, instead of her just weirdly inserting it wherever she felt like. II, are alive because of the IIs sacrifices, but also know that Halsey had no involvement in turning them into soldiers.

I absolutely love Karen Travis for writing this book for the halo series. Battle Born Novel Series. Sure, there’s something going on between Vaz and Naomi, but we learn nothing about Mal or Deveroux; every character should be memorable with a cast this small, but oh well.


It really accomplished nothing, and many of my “points” were just rants that the game did not shape up to be exactly how I had pictured it. No trivia or quizzes yet. In no way will I say this is an emotion-driven novel of stellar writing and depth, but I will say that I enjoyed it, and I look forward to more to come.

A board hanging from Relon’s neck says, “We do not allow blasphemers to live. Afterwards, they will head for Onyx to arrest Dr.

So this book was a huge disappointment. I think Parangosky is more monstrous, letting children fight her war.

Halo: Glasslands

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. Though the Covenant has collapsed, humanity’s war is far from over As these events go on, Sangheili one of the Covenant races Jul’mdama has grown to hate glasslancs loathe humanity. Having read previous books and played hqlo games, it was interesting to see names pop up in the book that I recognized, and it only makes me all the more interested in reading The Thursday War next.

Is this page incomplete? Contents [ show ]. Traviss has clarified the term “sequel” in regards to the statement by saying: Want to Read saving…. 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.

For the first time in decades, however, peace finally seems possible.