Halo: Kilo-Five Trilogy

3 books in series
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Halo: Glasslands Publisher's Summary

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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  • Book 1

    • Halo: Glasslands

    • By: Karen Traviss
    • Narrated by: Euan Morton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,591
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,441
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best in the Halo saga

    • By Derrick on 08-01-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Halo: The Thursday War

    • By: Karen Traviss
    • Narrated by: Euan Morton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sith Lady

    • By Victor on 12-06-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Halo: Mortal Dictata

    • By: Karen Traviss
    • Narrated by: Euan Morton
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,431
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,304
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,305

    With the Covenant War over, the Office of Naval Intelligence faces old grievances rising again to threaten Earth. The angry, bitter colonies, still with scores to settle from the insurrection put on hold for thirty years, now want justice and so does a man whose life was torn apart by ONI when his daughter was abducted for the SPARTANII program. Black ops squad KiloFive find their loyalties tested beyond breaking point when the father of their Spartan comrade, still searching for the truth about her disappearance, prepares to glass Earth's cities to get an answer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read Order update. 2014

    • By Fenrir96 on 02-24-14

    Regular price: $34.99