Welcome to humanity’s new war: silent, high stakes, and unseen. This is a life-or-death mission for ONI’s black-ops team, Kilo-Five, which is tasked with preventing the ruthless Elites, once the military leaders of the Covenant, from regrouping and threatening humankind again.
What began as a routine dirty-tricks operation - keeping the Elites busy with their own insurrection - turns into a desperate bid to extract one member of Kilo-Five from the seething heart of an alien civil war. But troubles never come singly for Kilo-Five. Colonial terrorism is once again surfacing on one of the worlds that survived the war against the Covenant, and the man behind it is much more than just a name to Spartan-010.
Meanwhile, the treasure trove of Forerunner technology recovered from the shield world of Onyx is being put to work while a kidnapped Elite plots vengeance on the humans he fears will bring his people to the brink of destruction.
©2012 Microsoft Corporation (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
Yes I would. I will do it to pick up all the little story threads that lead off into possible future story archs and those that fill in gaps about the back stories of several characters.
Admiral Perengowski in particular piqued my interest. She is as bad as any Sith Lord that ever graced the pages of Karen's other novels. Karen dealt with the Elites nobility as well as anyone. They are truly noble within their culture and in battle.
Admiral Perengowski, easily!
Yes, I get upset by the constant use of "chinconi"! Next time how about a coversation with a GI before you record! It's CinC ONI (SINK ONI)! It is Commander in Chief, and is not an Italian word. I grate my teeth everytime he uses it. After 20 years of service, I find that I'm not so flexible on the lexicon.
Quietly awaiting the next installment in the series. I could use a timelime to help bring things together for me.
This is the basis for a great story
Can't wait for the next book in the series to be written. The author is a skilled and imaginative writer.
One of the best stories i have ever heard. It is captivating and strong
My favorite character is bb because he has so much personality for an ai program and he is so different from the others mentioned so far
Phillips is my favorite do to his tenacious curiosity and his stubborn nature it causes to be the most understanding character in the hole story
One man is searching for the truth behind an ancient being but is he ready for the trouble it will ensue
If you read Glasslands you'll feel right at home with Thursday War. It hits the ground running and never stops. It had you hooked from the first to last page.
Halo has always had one of my favorite fictional universes (if not my favorite), largely due to the fact that there isn't really a "good guy." The Kilo-Five trilogy demonstrates this very well. The human characters are likable and believable, but their mission is pretty objectively morally bankrupt. I look forward to listening to Mortal Dictata now, and I hope to see more from these characters in the future.
Interesting background on the Spartans and how infinity came to be. It doesn't read like a Halo game so if I thats what you want look else wear, but if your into Halo lore and backstory this is a must read.
The Helpful American
I've read almost all of the halo books and the Kelo 5 series has been my favorite! it really brings personality and perspective to the Elites and ONI. I'm on the last book and I don't want it to end!
I've been meaning to read Thursday War, Mortal Dictata, and Silentium for quite awhile. I decided to try audiobooks, and I don't regret it. Euan Morton does a great job narrating, his accents are authentic and believability, and he makes it easy to distinguish between characters, even when there's a long string of dialogue without any words to differentiate who's soaking (eg. 'said Naomi,' 'BB replied,' etc).
"A great addition to the series."
Thursday War is a great follow up to Glasslands. Bringing some more interesting looks into the Sangheli homeworld and learning interesting facts about the power of the UNSC's new flagship. Knowing facts about the universe based on the games it starts tying together the events of Halo 3 and 4 with characters starting to learn abot the possibility of a still living forrunner and the threat to earth might be increasing whe a lost Covenant cruiser may have reappeared.
"A thrilling addition to the Halo universe"
The narration was exciting and throws you straight in to the action, the story is very well written. An Absolute Must for any fan of not just the Halo Universe but also of Science Fiction in General
"Brilliant start to finish"
Very well done over all as a performance aside from some problems at chapter 9 8:34 which was not able to be heard so slight loss in the story
"very good read, for any halo fan you won't be left"
book two of kilo five, great read for any halo fan. love the back bone story of halo.."highly recommended
"An excellent book narrated with style."
Eagerly anticipated this release after thoroughly enjoying Glasslands. This sequel equals the standard of the first book. I hoped they would use the same narrator and they didn't disappoint. I wanted the same narrator as he really adds life to the characters, my favourite being the playful glee of Margaret Parangovsky.
The book itself is excellent with a strong storyline as well as lots of info of the Halo universe, being particularly helpful filling in the gaps between Halo 3 and Halo 4. I can't wait for the last book of the trilogy. Although it will make sense to people that aren't hardcore halo fans I suggest you listen to or read Glasslands first.
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