Halo by Karen Traviss
Glasslands ( (Tor Paperback))


6 Critic Reviews

Lots of setup and transition; those expecting as much action in the prior novels will be let down.
-SF Signal


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.
Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss is thrilling, action-packed science fiction that longtime Halo fans and newcomers alike will enjoy.

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About Karen Traviss

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#1 New York Times bestselling novelist, screenwriter, and comic book author Karen Traviss has received critical acclaim for her award-nominated Wess’har series, as well as regularly hitting the bestseller lists with her Star Wars, Gears of War, and Halo work. She was also the lead writer on the blockbuster Gears of War 3 video game from Epic Games. A former defense correspondent and television and newspaper journalist, she lives in Wiltshire, England.
Published October 25, 2011 by Tor Books. 457 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Halo
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Below average
Reviewed by James Halstead on Jan 23 2012

Uneventful. For a book set in a galaxy with xenocidal aliens... and maniacal artificial intelligences, an awful lot of nothing seems to be going on.

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on Nov 17 2011

...quite the cliff hanger ending leaving the reader wanting more.

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SF Signal

Below average
on Nov 03 2011

Lots of setup and transition; those expecting as much action in the prior novels will be let down.

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Geeks of Doom

on Apr 14 2012

Glasslands is well written...I urge the naysayers to put down their pitchforks...

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Reviewed by Karen Reay-Davies on Feb 28 2013

Traviss manages to work... within the Halo universe and succeeds in adding depth to the setting and aspects of characters

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Above average

It's a perfect bookend to the main story, and perhaps a preview of a new conflict that is brewing in our future.

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