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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.

Alternative Title: Halo : Glasslands
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2012.
Edition: 1st mass market ed.
ISBN: 9780765369451
Branch Call Number: SF
Characteristics: 456 p. ; 17 cm.


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May 05, 2016

The glasslands actualy continues in a triology

Dec 02, 2013

Excellent read for Halo fans. Karen Traviss delivers once again. Cant wait for the next book!

Aug 01, 2013

This book was AMAZING. It took a long time to get, but it was totally worth it. I can't wait for the last book. And for ct7825555, the order of the books should be Contact Harvest, Cole Protocol (Cole Protocol is set around the year 2535) Fall of Reach, The Flood, First Strike, Ghosts of Onyx, Glasslands, The Thursday War, and the last book is not released yet. If you want to read the Forerunner Saga, go by Cryptum, Primordium, and Silentium.

Jun 03, 2013

This was a really good book. I don't know what the order of the books is but I read Contact Harvest, then The Fall of Reach, and after that I read the Flood and Ghosts of Onyx. I think that's the order but I'm not sure. They were all very good and I'd recommend them. But read Glasslands last to make the most of it all. I would also recommend the order which I have listed. One thing about this book is that they leave you hanging but I guess they do that for the sake of it leading into Halo 4.

Sep 23, 2012

True, but hey, maybe the Brutes have some crazy motive. o3o

Aug 14, 2012

I looked forward to Traviss joining the Halo series but I found this first entry to be a mixed bag. The characters are well-done but the plot isn't the greatest. Then again it's tough working in the confines of series fiction.

Feb 06, 2012

This book has not received very favorable ratings from Amazon, but I thought it was a good sequel to Ghosts of Onyx. This is basically the first narrative to go beyond the events of Halo 3. The book ends in a cliffhanger, but I wasn't too displeased with that since it is likely the story will be continued in Halo 4.

ADiesel Jan 24, 2012

Hands down, THE best Halo novel yet. Karen Travis builds upon Eric Nylunds Ghosts of Onyx. Deep and compelling characterizations, combined with shocking revelations that will keep the most rabid Halo fans with their jaws on the floor. Not to mention a healthy dose of Red vs Blue references and a great set up for future books or games. Karen Traviss is at the top of her game and proves that she is the right person for writing the Halo movie. Or the next book. Or the next game. No, Travis should be a permanent writer for everything Halo.


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