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Parangosky and Osman have a brief discussion about Phillips being inserted into Sanghelios and Parangosky informs Osman that she has sent Spenser to spy on Venezia. While I didn’t always agree with her portrayal of characters in those books, I’ve rarely met an author who was nicer to her fans. In truth this section, when combined with the sections taking place on the Covenent homeworld could, and likely, should have formed an entire novel on its own. While the interruption of one perspective often stymies interest generated by another. With superior weapons and technology, they burned world after world in their pursuit of Earth, with their goal, total annihilation of our civilization. Anything that brings up Halsey, and everything that happened in the Dyson Sphere, with the exception of the brief moment with Lucy.

Contribute Halopedia’s pages can be edited. She is written to suddenly consider herself above good and evil, without a soul and is openly compared with Josef Mengele. As Kilo-Five prepares to leave, Mal spots and subdues a man by the name of Tom Muir , who reveals himself to be the only survivor left on the colony. The author effectively writes from a third person perspective, and effectively captivates the horrors of war using descriptive language. You are commenting using your Facebook account. I ended up skipping chapters out of boredom and c This is supposed to continue the story of the Ghosts of Onyx by Eric Nylund, except for one reason or another the story was handed off to Karen Traviss That aside, Osman is a pretty strong female character which is probably attributed to her Spartan side, but as the story progresses you see her going back to her history quite a few times in where she wants to know what happened and who her parents were but somehow she cant come to terms with herself to get it done. Is it weird that I often judge a male narrator by his ability to handle female voices?

I was also glad that the story went out between both Human and Sangheili perspectiv I absolutely love Karen Travis for writing this book for the halo series.


Katchoo is a beautiful young woman living a quiet life with everything going for her. Catherine Hasley is now presumed dead… there is still a lot plotting going on also from the good guy perspective It was pulp fun. I would not recommend it or its sequels to glazslands under any circumstances whatsoever. The book also makes me even more eager for the upcoming Halo 4. For glsaslands fans, I can’t recommend this as a standalone sci-fi novel.

Having written for both the Star Wars expanded If you want to see the worst way in which to behave in relation to writing for an expanded universe you need only look at the works of Karen Traviss. Not so much anymore.

Halo: Glasslands (Literature) – TV Tropes

Many of the characteristics that were set up by the previous books, glassladns to be disregarded so that there can be a constant bashing of Halsey. Being an utter noob to such an elaborately crafted, highly developed saga such as this was more than a little intimidating for me. Unfortunately none of these plots really gel together in a meaningful way.

May 25, Marcus V rated it it was amazing. Her actions before the novels were morally grey, yes, but it was left to the audience to decide if they were good or evil, and her Spartans never had any resentment toward her over what had been done to glasslqnds. I know, I know.

Dec 20, Niklas Braun rated it really liked it. This was my first foray into the Halo universe, so please be kind in the comments section below. After Jul returns to his keep, their neighbor Relon and his brother are killed by the Servants of the Abiding Truth for demolishing a Forerunner monument.

If you want to see the worst way in which to behave in relation to writing for an expanded universe you glasslanxs only look at the works of Karen Traviss. Halsey that is thrown into the mix.

Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss book review

Reach might also be beneficial. Refresh and try again. This earns her a black eye from the Spartan whom the Huragok helped. I also got a kick out of the Red vs. I was hoping the Master Chief would balo an appearance, but he didn’t.


Other games Halo 3: She now openly hates Mendez, and Mendez openly hates her in return. It’s nice however, to finally have a piece of the Halo world move past the ending of Halo 3, so this isn’t that bad a start to the “post-war era. There, Thel ‘Vadam expresses his desire for unity and independence, and argues that the Great Schism led to their current situation.

What she writes is personal filibusters. She then tells Osman that she will be appointed rear admiral and her successor next month.

Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss

The Art of Halo 5: What Halopedia is not. Retrieved from ” https: Also, on the side is a third faction made up of Dr. The first thing that I should mention is that I will glassllands to re-read Ghosts of Onyx. Inside, Osman immediately places Halsey under arrest. Overall, a good book and one I recommend to read, even if you haven’t read any Halo fiction or played any of the games.

Review: Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss

The story begins months later on the former human colony New Llanelli in the Brunel system. Hardcoverpages. At least they were written like space marines and you could tell instantly when the person speaking was a Guardsman, astartes, Magos or Princeps. What is left to humanity?

After doing that the book picked up pretty fast. Meanwhile, Doctor Catherine Halsey is marooned with a group of Spartans on a Forerunner shield-world, hqlo of the events of Halo 3. She tries to communicate glassands them, attempting to speak but is unable to.