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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What’s interesting is all of glzsslands is built on the organic foundation of Halo’s politics and faction rather than anything typical of video game sci-fi like ancient artifacts or some dastardly villain setting plans in motion. Want to Read saving…. Related sites Official Halo Waypoint.

Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss

Other games Halo 3: As Kilo-Five prepares to leave, Mal spots and subdues a man by the name of Tom Muirwho reveals himself to be the only survivor vlasslands on the colony. Phipps rated it it was amazing Shelves: And good grief, the hate for Halsey. The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and her colonies. Official Spartan Field Manual. They have found themselves inside a large Dyson Sphere.

There’ll be new characters and new storylines. As with the glasslandd of the book, she takes a look at hxlo situation and comes to interesting conclusions.

On the other side, Sangheili extremists still loyal to the old ways search for glasslannds to dethrone their leader, The Arbiter, and gain power in order to crush the remainder of humanity. Having read previous books and played the 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.


Not so much anymore.

Traviss was too heavy handed with Halsey, it felt like she was hammering in a finishing nail with a sledgehammer. Yes, yes it is. I thoroughly enjoyed the different viewpoints of characters, those more recognizable than others and even ones introduced in the book or that I simply don’t remember reading from the previous six Halo books.

Their base is on a Forerunner location, the Forerunner as the name might imply are glasslanrs ancestors and created some pretty advanced technology.

Speaking of stories, there are basically two main plot threads to Glasslands. Overall, I think Traviss jumps into the franchise feet first and sticks the landing.

Halo: Glasslands (Literature) – TV Tropes

I had enjoyed all the previous Halo books, but this was lacking. What is left to humanity? Before leaving, she hands Halsey a picture of a plaque with her name and epitaph on it.

The Prophets ruled the Covenant as an iron-fisted glassslands dictatorship, so without their control, the Sangheili lack concrete political systems, or any caste other than warriors.

The ship requested help from the insurrectionist -controlled colony of Veneziabut the colony refused to cooperate. This really feels like two novels or a novel and a short story jammed together for no apparent reason. Set after the “Halo Wars” of video game fame. With this being the eighth book in the series I did have some reservations about how the storyline would glaaslands, but I was very pleased that the build-up was done as just a first book despite the terms.

I will say that the book, and so the writer, did a great job of bringing everything and everybody from the series and previous books and making a smooth transistion to this one.

Halsey and Parangosky converse about the situation within and outside the sphere and Dr. I had started reading the book, but had taken a rather long break midway through.


Is K.T’s book “Glasslands” a second or first?

Retrieved from ” http: Halsey and Kelly stay behind in case Glassladns returns. Glasslands picks up at a rather slow but steady pace and gave a feeling for me that Karen Traviss intended to first introduce the reader to the world that she wanted to create, a world still in the ruins of the last Covenant attack but slowly gathering up and starting to rise again.

Literature in the Halo franchise. While investigating their surroundings they are reminded tha In the eigth glawslands in this series we have 3 interwoven stories.

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Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss book review

Road of Trials Stephen King 9. First name Country where you live Book Your rating out of 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Your review. Inside, Osman immediately places Halsey under arrest. Unfortunately the impact, and forward progress, of these sections is torpedoed by the sections featuring Halsey and company trapped on Onyx.

They proceed further down the road to find a large intact road with a cab driver waiting for any military personnel who could use the lift and drove them to ONI facility Bravo-six. Preludes and Nocturnes Neil Gaiman 9. Glasslands is the first in a new trilogy I just had to jump to the chance. In particular the warriors used in the battle by the Convenant called the Sangheili are definitely a potential future hazard.

I ended up skipping chapters out of boredom and c This is supposed to continue the story of the Ghosts of Onyx by Eric Nylund, except for one reason or another the story was handed off to Karen Traviss