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
the only redeeming quality about this entire series is that it is unfortunately canon, and therefore you need to know what happened to understand other elements in the Halo universe.
don't read them, don't buy them. just get the series synopsis and be on your way. the author clearly didn't study the franchise beforehand and then proceeded to allow her own personal feelings to demonize long standing characters (Dr Halsey gets ruthlessly and unfairly blamed for everything without getting any credit for how much she really did care and her impact on saving humanity).
garbage series, wish I could get my money back.
I love the halo world! And I love this serious. the only reason it did not get five stars is because honestly the hate on Halsey is annoying. I get why most are angry with her because of what she did. But honestly most are just as bad. Anyway I do enjoy all the characters and the story is very fun and good. I honestly love Jul the best. he is my all-time favorite character and I know they supposed to be the bad guy period but most of time I felt myself agreeing with him and completely understanding what he wants to do what he wants to do. I feel the humans pushed him towards that more. I was rooting for him the whole time. even though I love the kilo 5 crew. I really like this series.
Halo 4 and 5 Story lines aren't the greatest, but certainly make more sense when accompanied by the Kilo 5 trilogy and Halo Last Light.
The story was ok, but lacked punch when it came to the important parts in the story. Lots of build up with little pay off in the end. This trilogy just isn't as good as the original trilogy involving the Master Chief and the other Spartan II's. Overall not a bad book, just lacking in certain areas.
"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.
"next book mortal dictata can't wait,"
love this story, bloody gripping can not wait to down load the next book to find out what happens (mortal dictata).
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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