Glasslands (Halo: Kilo-Five Trilogy, Book 1)

By Karen Traviss

The Covenant has collapsed after a protracted, brutal battle that observed billions slaughtered in the world and her colonies. For the 1st time in many years, although, peace ultimately turns out attainable. yet even though the fighting's stopped, the warfare is much from over: it's simply long past underground. The UNSC's feared and secretive workplace of Naval Intelligence recruits Kilo-Five, a crew of ODSTs, a Spartan, and a diabolical AI to speed up the Sangheili insurrection. in the meantime, the Arbiter, the defector grew to become chief of a damaged Covenant, struggles to stave off civil struggle between his divided people.

Across the galaxy, a girl inspiration to have died on succeed in is basically greatly alive. leader scientist Dr. Catherine Halsey broke each legislations within the ebook to create the Spartans, and now she's damaged a few extra to avoid wasting them. Marooned with leader Mendez and a Spartan crew in a Forerunner slipspace bubble hidden within the destroyed planet Onyx, she unearths that the defend global has been guarding an historical secret—a treasure trove of Forerunner expertise that may swap every little thing for the UNSC and mankind.

As Kilo-Five joins the quest for Halsey, humanity's violent prior starts off to meet up with them all as disgruntled colony Venezia has been biding its time to strike at Earth, and its most deadly terrorist has an previous, painful hyperlink with either Halsey and Kilo-Five that would attempt everyone's loyalty to the restrict.

Halo: Glasslands through Karen Traviss is exciting, action-packed technology fiction that longtime Halo fanatics and novices alike will get pleasure from.

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And what the hell are we now, besides? ” Vaz didn’t understand how lengthy Osman talked to Naomi, however it was once a number of hours earlier than the Spartan got here right down to the hangar. She appeared as though not anything had occurred. yet then she used to be lovely reliable at battening down the hatches so long as she had a number of moments to compose herself prior to she needed to face every body. It used to be all a part of the psychology of spending loads of time along with your face obscured at the back of a visor, whatever Vaz understood all too good. He handed her that allows you to the heads and gave her a you-can-talk-to-me glance, preserving eye touch for a number of additional seconds. “How’s it going? ” he requested. “I’m nonetheless operating that out,” she stated, and disappeared into the Mjolnir compartment. “We’re right here everytime you are looking to talk,” Vaz acknowledged, yet he wasn’t definite if she heard him. For the subsequent twenty-four hours every little thing fell again into the day-by-day regimen of tracking voice site visitors and collecting intelligence. Port Stanley used to be doing the send identical of an ODST’s “hard routine”—carrying out surveillance lower than the enemy’s nostril, hiding within the trees in overall silence for weeks at a time with out even a smoke or a cooked meal for comfort—except that she didn’t desire trees, she didn’t get leg cramps, and he or she didn’t get distracted through the necessity to take a leak. Vaz had conducted approach an excessive amount of recon and FAC at the back of enemy strains to think much less of a guy for doing it the ONI approach. He may brew a pot of espresso and feature an excellent scratch whereas he watched the information are available. it should were higher to have anyone at the flooring besides, on Sanghelios itself, however it was once tough to go your self off as a hinge-head while all people round you was once a meter taller. Vaz attempted to imagine creatively approximately how one can infiltrate the retains. He sat at one of many workstations at the bridge, noting the occasional circulation of Sangheili ships among their quite a few orbital shipyards and the 2 moons, Suban and Qikost. there has been loads of site visitors, yet definitely not anything to signify that they have been trying to rearm or regroup. If whatever it appeared extra like a free-for-all, with ships disappearing to scattered destinations around the planet, anything that Phillips proven from the radio chatter. “It’s relatively really unhappy. ” Phillips was once lounging on the console a number of seats away along with his toes up on one other seat, one hand to his earpiece. “They’ve been this extraordinary army tradition for hundreds of thousands of years, yet now the San’Shyuum have long past they’re operating out of apparatus and motivation. The kaidons are only taking no matter what ships and gear they could locate and stashing it of their personal towns. ” “Can’t cease battling males from fighting,” Vaz acknowledged. “That seems like a recipe for civil conflict with none intervention from us. ” Phillips shook his head. “Don’t underestimate the charismatic energy of an Arbiter, in particular ‘Vadam. What I can’t figure out is simply how a lot combating there has been on Sanghelios itself while he cut up from the Covenant. ‘Telcam says they’re nonetheless factionalized, yet he omits to inform me simply how a lot harm was once performed within the scuffling with.

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