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Halo Glasslands [Kindle Edition]

Karen Traviss
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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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 seems possible. But though the fighting's stopped, the war is far from over: it's just gone underground. The UNSC's feared and secretive Office of Naval Intelligence recruits Kilo-Five, a team of ODSTs, a Spartan, and a diabolical AI to accelerate the Sangheili insurrection. Meanwhile, the Arbiter, the defector turned leader of a broken Covenant, struggles to stave off civil war among his divided people.



Across the galaxy, a woman thought to have died on Reach is actually very much alive. Chief scientist Dr. Catherine Halsey broke every law in the book to create the Spartans, and now she's broken some more to save them. 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.



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.


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    "Halo: Glasslands is a fantastic addition to the Halo universe, and is a stand-out military science fiction novel in and of itself."--SF Signal "Karen Traviss does an excellent job writing for the Halo universe, she creates believable human and alien characters."--Jay Cormier, Examiner.com

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    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 seems possible. But though the fighting's stopped, the war is far from over: it's just gone underground. The UNSC's feared and secretive Office of Naval Intelligence recruits Kilo-Five, a team of ODSTs, a Spartan, and a diabolical AI to accelerate the Sangheili insurrection. Meanwhile, the Arbiter, the defector turned leader of a broken Covenant, struggles to stave off civil war among his divided people. Across the galaxy, a woman thought to have died on Reach is actually very much alive. Chief scientist Dr. Catherine Halsey broke every law in the book to create the Spartans, and now she's broken some more to save them. 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. 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.

    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1256 KB
    • Print Length: 457 pages
    • Publisher: Tor; Reprints edition (27 Sept. 2012)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00967X2S0
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,183 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    #1 New York Times best-selling novelist, scriptwriter and comics author Karen Traviss has received critical acclaim for her award-nominated Wess'har series, and her work on Halo, Gears of War, Batman, and other major properties has earned her a broad range of fans. She's best known for military science fiction, but GOING GREY, the first of her new techno-thriller series, is set in the real world of today. A former defence correspondent and TV and newspaper journalist, she lives in Wiltshire, England. She's currently writing the new G.I. Joe flagship comic series, and working on BLACK RUN, the sequel to GOING GREY.

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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    I was really looking forward to reading this book, and bought it once released to kindle, but unfortunately I did feel a little let down.

    Whilst I did eventually feel gripped by the story, it took a while to get there. The first quarter or so felt a real struggle to get through, I found it hard to get used to Karen's writing style as opposed to the ease and familiarity of say Eric Nylund. That's not to say it was bad at all, just a big shift from what I have been used to with the other books in the Halo series.

    I was especially interested in the continuation of the storyline from Ghosts of Onyx, but was sadly disappointed with this; the story part itself was great and fulfilled the "so, what happen's next" questions, but the characters just felt completely "wrong". It was like the characters were completely different people, they didn't behave or speak how you would expect them to at all, and it was so hard to follow or believe, because of this. Some characters have been transformed into the "bad guys" with an awful lot of hate suddenly appearing and being brought to bear, and I felt there was way, way too much focus on making these bad people, considering that their actions were no worse than many others that had been committed throughout the war.

    The other annoying thing was that the book just seems to end, with no real conclusion to anything that's going on. Yes, there should be plenty that keeps the story open to the follow-on books, but this was just like it was missing a few chapters at the end, there was no real closure to anything. Other Halo books have cliffhangers etc, but the main plot in the book is usually tied up with some explanations, and unfortunately Glasslands seemed to leave everything hanging.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for Halo fans 14 Sept. 2012
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    Being a long time Halo fan I was excited to read this book after my usual year or so of Halo seclusion - that awkward time between games where nothing is announced or released for ages which is then followed by drips of information that i try my best to avoid.
    Somehow I managed to miss the release of Glasslands so when it arrived I got straight into it.

    My Fiance kept going on about how Karen Traviss is a brilliant author as she has taken care of the Gears of War franchise novels for quite a while now. Obviously I expected loads of action and military accuracy as this is apparently what she is known for.

    Military accuracy and detail - yes; action - not so much. But this is a very good thing.
    Now I admit I love my straight-forward explosions and skirmishes with lots of adrenaline but I found myself totally enthralled from the start despite the lack of this exact thing; it still had everything to keep me turning the pages. It wasn't until the end that I realised this...
    There are only a couple of action sequences that I remember, and they were brief. Unusual for a Halo novel as I seem to remember lots of boarding actions, battlefield epicness and fisticuffs in the previous installments.

    Everything is perfect in this novel - the characters are three-dimensional, every one of them. The Elites come to life like never before with more depth to their personalities thanks to the brilliant development of a few of their characters.
    The Kilo-Five team are all brilliant, a good mix of characters from different backgrounds and they're all given their time in the limelight without it feeling cluttered.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars A good book that leaves you wanting more... 1 Sept. 2012
    Format:Paperback
    I'm going to start off by saying that this book was an exceptional book, well worth purchasing. However some readers may find it a bit different from the Halo novels they know and love.

    Some readers seem to view Travis's addition to the Halo universe is not worth picking up because of these two issues, one, a new style and, two, a different portrayal of the original characters. Yes Travis has changed some things and while this may be seen as an unwelcome change for die-hard fans of previous Halo books this should not influence the reader's decision on whether to buy this book. Yes the book will be different, it's written by a different author.

    Rather than judging the book in this way instead consider these three questions:

    1. Does the novel entertain? Yes, the transition between characters and their view points is very smooth. Travis alternates between different plot-lines masterfully, building tension and switching at the right moment keeping the tale exiting. I enjoyed reading about the characters and by the end had grown to love them and wanted to know what would happen next. Travis entertains while also causing the readers to pause for thought on certain matters, very interesting.

    2. is the Novel easy to follow? Fairly, it is recommended that you read Ghosts of Onyx first. As this is a sequel to Nylund's book I would say that Travis assumes that you have a good idea of the events leading up the Novel and does not recap what happened. However the story is easy to follow and you won't have to spend vast amounts working out where the characters are in relation to each other.

    3. finally, is the Novel worth re-reading?
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