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. The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and her colonies. For the first time in decades, however, peace finally. Is Karen Traviss’ book Glasslands a first part or a second part of a Ghosts of Onyx, while a main installment of Halo novels, isn’t part of a.

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Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss

The idea of this mission is to keep the Sangheili in chaos so that they cannot threaten Earth while humanity rebuilds its crippled fleet. Catherine Halsey and the secrets she vanished with still survive and can be brought back home.

What she writes is personal filibusters. In addition, the societal and religious impact the sundering of the Covenant had on Sangheili culture is explored in detail. The Sangheili cast out their religious leaders, The San’Shyuum, for lies which led them to the verge of wiping out the human race.

Her pacing was spot on, actually. Next to what the humans devised gear wise and enhancement wise, there is also the Forerunner technology which still remains somewhat obscure but now there are some of the Engineers that descended from the Forerunner helping the humans. Still I’d have given it a better score, maybe even up to three stars, but the book the ends with a cliff hanger and seems to set up a mo I was really hoping for much more from this.

Or anything else along those lines. Meanwhile tensions between the Sangheili have reached fever pitch. Even if your new to the series it’s a good place to start, it might take a while to learn the jargon for it. Upon reaching the supposed location of the bar, they find nothing but a crater. But reading some of the passages for hslo left me in a prolonged state of gag-inducing eye-rolling. A new era begins for the JLA as a one-time member falls before he can warn the team of looming peril glasslahds while what’s left of the JLA journeys to the heart of their No trivia or quizzes yet.


Lucy then asks Prone to take her to her friends. Sign In Don’t have an account? In fact she went so far as to try and glasslahds the Program going ahead, sabotaging it before they could be sent into combat.

The crew of Port Stanley are sent on a secret mission to aid the Servants of Abiding Truth, a gladslands Sangheili group, while Earth officially supported the Arbiter, the Sangheili leader who saved humanity during the human-covenant war. Technology Technological Achievement Tiers. Oct 04, Joe rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The premise is the Office of Naval Intelligence ONI has decided to start arming insurgent alien religious groups with weapons to rise up against the strongest remaining Covenant state.

So I’m hallo sad about it.

Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss book review

And good grief, the hate for Halsey. Outside, the rest of the group splits up in order to continue reconnaissance of the rest of the shield world while Dr. KIlo 5 story arc was really good.

On both counts, Glasslands ranks near the bottom.

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. 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 glasslsnds problem and she tries to recreate that style here.

There is also the hunt for Dr. Parangosky proceeds to discuss the status of the personnel involved with Kilo Italics indicate upcoming releases.

I have nothing against her as an author as this is the first book of hers that I’ve read. Catherine Halsey broke every law in the book to create the Spartans, and now she’s broken some more to save them. Hardcore Halo fans galo the only people I can really recommend this novel this novel. After I knew most of the terms the reading became a lot easier for me.

Ultimately, not that much happens, and what does happen is mostly just build up for Halo 4 and the sequels in this trilogy. Parangosky then discloses the mission, explaining the objective to sow discontent and strife among the Sangheili and to keep them fighting amongst themselves by arming the Sangheili dissidents. Phipps rated it it was amazing Shelves: Halo Wars Series Halo Wars.


Catherine Hasley is now presumed dead… there is still a lot plotting going on also from the good guy perspective Thus this makes Glasslands more of a drama with some action than an action adventure like previous novels.

Back in the shield world the group find entrance into a Forerunner tower and encounter more of the gray cylinders within the tower. To weaken the potentially threatening species and secure human dominance among the stars… This setting is perfectly fine and seems to work overall.

More Engineers then approach and Lucy puts away her weapon in a gesture of peace. The covenant, once a powerful juggernaut made up of multiple alien races has fractured. Said demonization and the ultimate failing of the novel is the treatment of Dr.

Unfortunately it would take an entire essay to fully analyse just how botched the use of her character is within this tale, as such consider this the short version.

Aug 07, Tristan Norton rated it really liked it. This is, of course another book in the Halo series. For non-Halo fans, I can’t recommend this as a standalone sci-fi novel. 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. Apr 07, Anthony rated it did not like it. For people who have played the games, it is worth reading, it answers some questions and ties up some loose ends.

An interesting beat was view spoiler [when the story crossed over into the very end of Halo 3, where Lord Hood and the Arbiter are at the memorial set up to honour the end of the war. Hood then invites the Arbiter to a ceremony to those who died in the war and Thel accepts. 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.