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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I thoroughly enjoyed the different viewpoints of characters, those more recognizable than others and even ones introduced in the book or blasslands I simply don’t remember reading from the previous six Halo books. I’ve been waiting for so long to find out what happened after the array and I did! Glasslands explores the volatile political situation in the Halo universe following the end of the war.

I had heard rumors that Traviss had done some tampering with previously established characters and their behavior, but I dismissed them as exaggeration. Unfortunately none of these plots really gel together in glasslnds meaningful way.

Halo: Glasslands

Glasslands by Karen Gladslands. Dec 14, Fred Hughes rated it it was amazing. This includes her lover and father of her daughter, Jacob Keyes. Osman offers to arm Telcam’s splinter group with Covenant weapons on the condition that they stay as far away from humanity as possible upon glasslanvs victory. Where it falls apart is with the author and execution of such ideas, who turns something potentially exciting into wallpaper paste levels of drivel. Glasslands is billed, or was when I first came across it, as a bridge between Halo 3 and the upcoming Halo 4.


At best you might get some overriding attitude or action which will give some shade of lgasslands, but barely anything truly feels different between characters. They also attempt to help the Ariadnebut the patrol ship explodes before they can reach it.

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. The storyline of Serin Osman is more divided and she and her crew is doing some glaslands things. My other point of annoyance: On ha,o counts, Glasslands ranks near the bottom. Halsey is no longer cool, rational, and self-dependent. Phipps rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was glad with the book and would re-read it anytime.

Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss book review

They find the Huragok and discover its name is Requires Adjustment. Oct 04, Joe rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The story switches back to the Micro Dyson sphere where the group is desperately foraging for food.

Once in Spenser’s hideout in the city of New Tynethe ONI agent shows them pictures of all the insurrectionist leaders based on the planet. I have played every single Halo game ever produced. There are wonders inside the Dyson Sphere to discover and they are eventually. To view it, click here. Halo 8Kilo-Five 1. This final point might have been long but it highlights the biggest problem with anything written by Traviss: The Arbiter then takes interest in Phillips and tells him that he can return for a tour of Sanghelios if their ceasefire holds.


Worse still, this aspect is reduced to a ham fisted effort to needlessly demonise a character for little to no reason.

Contribute Halopedia’s pages can be edited. Glasslands was a low point in the series of books inspired by the Halo games. Anything that brings up Halsey, and everything that happened in the Dyson Sphere, with the exception of the brief moment with Lucy.

This section of the novel drags. But, after slogging through this one, I’m not planning on it for quite some time. They eventually discover a black, bottle-sized cylinder that appears to be monitoring them, but it escapes capture. Poorly constructed, terribly written, badly disguised essays preaching her personal beliefs glqsslands trying to shout down any counter argument.

Technology Technological Achievement Tiers. The Master Chief was generally written with a little depth – or at least, accurate to the deadpan, stoic character he is in the games – but the other Spartans were painted very thinly.

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glasslwnds That said, I enjoyed how Glasslands was connected to Ghosts of Onyx. For the first time in decades, however, peace finally seems possible. Overall, I think Traviss jumps into the franchise feet first and sticks the landing.

But overall it’s a enjoyable read.