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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Also, on the side is a third faction made up of Dr. On Sanghelios, Thel ‘Vadam pleads for unity and the regaining glasslnds their independence, casting blame of their current situation on the Great Schism rather than the humans and announces his intention to sign a peace agreement with humanity. Said demonization and the ultimate failing of the novel is the treatment of Dr.

Marooned with Chief Mendez and a Spartan team in a Forerunner slipspace bubble hidden in the destroyed planet Onyx, she finds that the shield world has been guarding an ancient secret – a treasure trove of Forerunner technology that will change everything for the UNSC and mankind.

Furthermore, the sound concept was poorly glasslxnds. The other guy is always bad and thus anything done to them glassoands justified.

Halo Glasslands

Traviss’ seems to grasp the concept of black ops enough to try to write a book about a black ops team. Man i haven’t read the book yet! Hardcore Halo fans are the only people I can really recommend this novel this novel. Meanwhile, the Arbiter, the defector turned leader of a broken Covenant, struggles to stave off civil war among his divided people.


Jul says they should finish off the humans. In terms of action and excitement the sections featuring Kilo-five are the best.

There are wonders inside the Dyson Sphere to discover and they are eventually. Traviss has apparently decided that Halsey is as evil as Nazi Germany, and makes sure that the reader hears that opinion over and over.

When they discover a tall tower, all in black, the mysteries of the Dyson Sphere just compounds. 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.

glasslandw Interesting characters, pretty fantastic plot, and there were moments I felt overjoyed at events occurring. Retrieved from ” http: It’s not bad, but it’s not my slice of the pie. Having 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.

What is left to humanity? I apologize to those reading the reviews for the length and anger of this post, but it glaasslands born out of a love for the Halo universe that I can’t stand to see torn down by ignorant authors who would rather tell the reader how to feel about a character as opposed to building a character and letting the audience think of them what they will.

But this book makes me so mad, I stopped reading it just to write this review. After the Kaidon says he agrees with the Arbiter, Jul leaves and walks back to Bekan.

When Halsey learns of the Spartan-IIIs, she is genuinely concerned for them the same way that she was for the IIs, and intends to find out Mendez’s part in the program. Technology and equipment Which after the revelation in the end is more than justified. Halsey in the face did not result in a skull concavity.


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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. Given the author Karen Traviss’ familiarity with real-life blowback from doing the same with the future Taliban during the Glasskands War, I can only assume the foolishness of this action was deliberate.

I have been invested in the Halo community and universe for a full decade. The way the characters hlasslands written only makes things infinitely worse.

Halo: Glasslands – Halopedia, the Halo encyclopedia

These are just two very good reasons for the flash clones. 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.

She and glasslanss crew are stranded in a Dyson Sphere, a place in slipspace another dimension.

Finally, the Spartan-IIIs were given increased aggression that could interfere with rational though if not kept in check, Mendez was an intelligent soldier.