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Halo: Glasslands | [Karen Traviss]

Halo: Glasslands

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.
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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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©2011 Microsoft Corporation (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

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    Derrick Canmore, Alberta, Canada 08-01-12
    Derrick Canmore, Alberta, Canada 08-01-12
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    "One of the best in the Halo saga"
    Would you listen to Halo: Glasslands again? Why?

    Yes, this is a great continuation of the story started in Ghosts of Onyx.


    What other book might you compare Halo: Glasslands to and why?

    Glasslands is written quite similarly to Ghosts of Onyx, continuing the story and expanding to include a great new cast of characters.


    What about Euan Morton’s performance did you like?

    Characters are well defined by the distinct voices he uses for each one.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    None stand out as the whole book was great.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Pottstown, United States Minor Outlying Islands 09-22-12
    Pamela Pottstown, United States Minor Outlying Islands 09-22-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Addition to the Halo Universe!"
    If you could sum up Halo: Glasslands in three words, what would they be?

    Great, intense, suspenseful


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Halo: Glasslands?

    *SPOILER* I have to say that when they brought Halsey away. Or maybe the scene when the Sanghilei (can't remember his name) got decked by Naomy... Naomi... Whatever.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Halsey's interrogation.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is an Amazing addition to the Halo Univeres and a major gap filler for Halo 3-Halo 4.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    freddy partida 05-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Ensorcelled"

    Euen is great at purtraying the various characters of the Halo universe. The story does well the bridge the events happening along side the game events. A must for fans of the series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S. Blackwell Sydney 08-27-12
    S. Blackwell Sydney 08-27-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Traviss at the top of her game"

    Man, I hope the rest of the trilogy is as good as this book - Glasslands deserves to be recognised beyond the world of franchise fiction as a damn good sci fi novel in itself - multi-layered, considered, brooding - its got a lot of personality for a novel based on a video game.

    Also - please keep Euan on this gig - his reading captures the whole thing perfectly.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Norris Dover, PA United States 08-06-12
    Mark Norris Dover, PA United States 08-06-12
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    "Exactly what I wanted from Karen Traviss"
    Would you listen to Halo: Glasslands again? Why?

    Yes and because it is a great way to pass the time and also I love the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Vaz was my favorite he was tough as nails with just enough compassion to make him really dangerous.


    What does Euan Morton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    the accents made the story it made it very easy to fallow along with who was saying what.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Canton, Michigan, United States 06-09-15
    Michael Canton, Michigan, United States 06-09-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great story in the saga."

    Addicted to the Halo series. This one closes some doors opened in previous book.
    Looking forward to the next book!

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    Jeff 06-05-15
    Jeff 06-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    I really loved this book, as well as the others I've read in the Halo series.

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    Alexander 05-28-15
    Alexander 05-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Yes"

    Would recommend, goes into the espionage of the halo world and you really enjoy each individual in the story. Well written well presented.

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    Churi Nieves Chattanooga, TN 05-21-15
    Churi Nieves Chattanooga, TN 05-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent story!"

    This is a fantastic story!!! Kilo 5 is a dynamic team. But I want to know more about what happened to the Spartans after Onyx.

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    Evan 05-02-15
    Evan 05-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Some parts I don't understand..."

    At the end of the ghosts of onyx the feel of the characters changes a lot. Spartan 2 act different. Dr Halsey and Mendez had done a 180 degree personally change... Book is good but the flow was off.

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