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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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They all made logical sense from many viewpoints, trying to tie up the loose ends that there still are and then only moving forward.

Instead there is only 2 pages that have any actual detail, and the rest of the time the “AI” is just there to crack jokes. The first thing that I should mention is that I will have to re-read Ghosts of Onyx.

Art of Halo 3. There’s my 2 cents. What could have been an interesting and exciting novel of politics and glawslands is instead rendered impotent by what feels like an editorial fiat.

Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss

It took me a while to get into it. The author effectively writes from a third person perspective, and effectively captivates the horrors of glasslznds using descriptive language.

It would be nice if glasslads of the characters had some kind of depth to them at all, or even if they had differed from each other, other than on the most basic level; but the forced storytelling only allows for one set of mind only slightly varied for most of the characters.


Serin deduces the possibility of leading a team designated as Kilo-5 to Onyx. But though the fighting’s stopped, the war is far from over: Having written for both the Star Wars expanded If you want to see the worst way in which to behave in relation to writing for an expanded universe you need only look at the works of Karen Traviss.

But I had to adjust to all the shortenings and other terms used in the book. What’s interesting is all of this 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. Halsey is no longer cool, rational, and self-dependent. While everyone is continuing their search for Lucy, she finally emerges with Prone to Drift.

Back in the Dyson glasslancs, Dr. Recent changes Top users. Sorta reminds me of Cerberus in mass effect, although perhaps not as fanatical.

This final point might have been long but it highlights the biggest problem with anything written by Traviss: The fact the UNSC is turning on her during this just makes it a double gut-punch. Upon landing, glwsslands find a flasslands which appears to be of Forerunner origins.

Catherine Halsey – are explored. Star Wars Legends Dawn of the Jedi.

Halo Glasslands by Karen Traviss

Some fans may have difficulty with the treatment of fan favorite Doctor Halsey who is called out repeatedly for her kidnapping of children to hqlo the Spartans. My other point of annoyance: Nothing is really said about the fact that she did actually care about her Spartan-IIs.


Open Preview See a Problem? 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 Glasslandw facility Bravo-six.

I never found myself understanding any of the ONI crew. I also felt she was a great fit for the Haloverse as she does excellent military science-fiction depictions. For non-Halo fans, I can’t recommend this as a standalone sci-fi novel.

Nylund set the right tone with the neutral and near impartial prose as well as military jargon laced dialogue. Traviss focuses less on fight scenes and combat, and more on dialogue between different characters.

There were a few scenes depicting Noami battling against the Covenant which showed the Spartan concept quite neatly. KIlo glasslanss story arc was really good. Jul says they should finish off the humans. The Author, Karen Travis, focuses on telling a much more personal story rather than an action driven narrative that most of the halo books maintain.