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
I like the story line. It's good, and is well paced, with good character development and action to keep you leaning forward. But, the man who reads it either does not know the Halo world, or has limitations to what voices for the characters he can do. In the end, it's not horrible, but I think some things could have been done to assign proper voices to certain species, or at least add some variety.
the reader isn't the right voice for the characters. makes Dev sound like a ditsy blonde
A must read for Halo fans and a good, rich, colorful storyline for people who like to listen to serial series. I like this authors sensibility but the storyline is very predictable, which makes this a good relaxing audiobook to have on while doing chores...
"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.
Entertaining, gripping, satisfying
My favorite character in the audiobook is Vas, a dry russian character I can relate to. Great moments of humanity shown, and the termoil at choices between regulations and what a decent human would want to do.
Good performance, makes the audiobook interesting to listen to, captures action well.
Definately! When I get an interesting book, I find it hard to turn off, and this is one of those.
"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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