Glasslands Halo #8 review ☆ 3

review Glasslands Halo #8

Glasslands Halo #8 review ☆ 3 Á [Ebook] ➡ Glasslands Halo #8 By Karen Traviss – 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 The Covenant has collapsed after a long bA broken Covenant struggles to stave off civil war among his divided peopleAcross 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 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. Better That's the word I have for this novel It's better than its predecessors forerunners hahaha and also better than Traviss' Star Wars novels Her writing is tighter and her characters have depth Her stories were always addictive don't get me wrong but this one was closer to well done as opposed to entertaining Her pacing was spot on actually There wasn't a lot of action in this novel but I didn't mind that I really enjoyed the small cast of characters and the background into Sangheili culture That being said she tended to repeat herself UITE often about how the Sangheili were a warrior culture under the command of the Prophets for so long that they can't maintain their own properties any Traviss must have reiterated said point thirty times Same with her AIs BB was great He was hilarious at times and his own personality actually grew as the story went along which is something Traviss doesn't usually excel at yet how many damn times do you need to explain how freaky it is that AIs can be in than one spot at once According to Travis about fifty She also had Halsey and Mendez have the same damn argument like fifty times My other point of annoyance time passing wasn't very clear It seemed to me that they were on that ship for like a week but apparently it had been months he also told us how close the crew was getting at the end but never really showed usStill I enjoyed the story itself; enough happened to make it interesting but it wasn't too jammed with plot twists Traviss also did a good job keeping the characters similar to previous books and her new characters were pretty well rounded I liked Phillips very much Jul was cool too and way better depicted than the bastardized Sangheili in Cole Protocol And of course the Huragok are always sweethearts; they remind me of my dog I look forward to to come I also got a kick out of the Red vs Blue reference in the forward Blarg

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Technology that will change everything for the UNSC and mankindAs 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 Halo Glasslands by Karen Traviss is thrilling action packed science fiction that longtime Halo fans and newcomers alike will enj. 4 stars for the stuff with Kilo five 2 stars for the stuff with Halsey 3 starsHalo Glasslands is billed or was when I first came across it as a bridge between Halo 3 and the upcoming Halo 4 It is also a seuel Eric Nylund’s Ghosts of Onyx a fact I didn’t know As a result there are some pretty steep prereuisites for Glasslands name you have played Halo 3 not unlikely if you are reading a Halo novel and have read Ghosts of Onyx A working knowledge of Halo Reach might also be beneficial All that being said if you don’t have a strong working knowledge of the Halo universe past and present Glasslands is going to be an impenetrable night mare I barely match these reuirements so this novel was close to a stretch for mePenned by Karen Traviss best known for her work over in the Star Wars Universe Glasslands follows several apparently disparate plot threads that seem to have little to no connection Opening after the majority of the events of Halo 3 the novel actually overlaps with the end cutscene at one point the novel follows the aftermath of the Covenant war and the battle against the Flood The Covenant government is in shambles with hardline traditionalists balking against the control of the Arbiter As things move towards peace it is these traditionalists and the Office of Naval Intelligence ONI that seek to keep things off balance To that end ONI has set up Kilo Five a team of ODST troops a Spartan and a crafty AI to keep the Covenant government off balance Meanwhile Catherine Halsey and another team of Spartans are trapped in a “slipspace bubble” bigger on the inside crammed with Forerunner technologyUnfortunately none of these plots really gel together in a meaningful way While the interruption of one perspective often stymies interest generated by another In terms of action and excitement the sections featuring Kilo five are the best ONI not the most honorable of institutions plays some mean tricks to so discord amongst the Covenant while stumbling across the growing disloyalty of the colony world Venezia 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 The counter perspectives of the ONI team and the Covenent makes for tense reading and some twisty plotting that at its best head me on the edge of my seat Unfortunately the impact and forward progress of these sections is torpedoed by the sections featuring Halsey and company trapped on OnyxIf you had told me that the exploration of a new world full of ancient and mysterious technology could be boring I’d have probably laughed at you Not so much any This section of the novel drags Nothing happens for pages and pages while the to leading character bicker over past mistakes The exploration of the shield world doesn’t intersect with the other part of the novel until late and in what I think is a boneheaded move completely derails everything that was happening in those sections of the novel What could have been an interesting and exciting novel of politics and espionage is instead rendered impotent by what feels like an editorial fiatThat being said this is the first novel of trilogy that from my understanding will lead into Halo 4 Assuming I’m correct Halo 4 will supposedly be released sometime this year I’ll likely be back for the remainder I grew uite attached to Kilo five and I still hold out that we will see a return to to their actions early in the novel This really feels like two novels or a novel and a short story jammed together for no apparent reason Hardcore Halo fans are the only people I can really recommend this novel this novel Here’s hoping for a consistent uality improves in future novels

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Glasslands Halo #8The 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 Glasslands Halo Epubrecruits 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. Honestly painful for me to read The whole book seems completely forced from the interactions between the characters to the aside comments from their thoughts to their ensuing actions Towards the end I just skipped the small partscomments which I knew were going to be generic or repetitive that had to do with what the characters were feeling or thinking because it was all under the same basic idea EitherHow can I face what I have doneWhat is left to humanity What will they think of me How can I go on living this wayOr anything else along those linesEven though sometimes those inside their heads comments might have been appropriate she used them relentlessly and mostly unnecessarily to awkwardly force what she wanted into the book Although this book is almost completely built on the concept of morality Karen apparently has only one perspective of the term and assigns the same outlook of what is humane ethical and moral to ALL of the characters It would be nice if any of the characters had some kind of depth to them at all or even if they had differed from each other other than on the most basic level; but the forced storytelling only allows for one set of mind only slightly varied for most of the charactersOnly a few parts of this book were enjoyable for me to read and what a surprise those were the parts where Karen left her dramatic writing style of self righteous inner conflict and actually started to creatively write starting to SHOW what the characters were feeling and thinking and leading us to extrapolate from that instead of her just weirdly inserting it wherever she felt like The moments where she started to explore new territory like with Lucy or Phillips and stopped harping on old grudges and moral justification were the only times this book was actually readable