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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (980 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Traviss Narrator: Euan Morton Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Halo Series Release Date:
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Halo: Glasslands is a fantastic addition to the Halo universe, and is a stand-out military science fiction novel in and of itself. SF Signal

  • Karen Traviss does an excellent job writing for the Halo universe, she creates believable human and alien characters. Jay Cormier, Examiner.com

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jack Boyd | 2/15/2014

    " More than simply a science fiction novel this really does set the stage for serious questions about the future of the human species. If faced with near annihilation and brought back from the brink of the abyss, what are the new objectives of our security agencies? Do we abandon our morals of decency and goodwill and replace them with pragmatic subversion against our former executioners? Are our decisions of whittling down the capabilities of this old foe embittered vengeance? Or is it based on the security directors' maxim "It is not your adversary's intention you should trust, but their capability?" A good cloak and dagger tale; the first of three in this trilogy by Karen Traviss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tim | 2/12/2014

    " Overall a pretty good story. Although for being the last in the original Halo series it still left us hanging and raised new questions. I hope Microsoft gets around to answering them with the newest Halo Books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alan Smith | 2/3/2014

    " Had a bit of trouble following this at first since it moves through a few stories at the same time but if you are a fan of Halo it is a great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cameron | 1/18/2014

    " Started out slow but then got very interesting very quickly. It could work as a "espionage" thriller without even being inside the Halo universe as well. "

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