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Halo: Glasslands

Halo

Karen Traviss; Read by Euan Morton

Macmillan Audio

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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. 

Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss is thrilling, action-packed science fiction that longtime Halo fans and newcomers alike will enjoy.

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  • Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Karen Traviss' science fiction and action novel Halo: Glasslands, based on the award-winning Xbox™ game. 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. Across the galaxy, a woman thought to have died on Reach is actually very much alive. Chief scientist

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Praise for Halo: Glasslands

"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
"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

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  • Karen Traviss; Read by Euan Morton

  • #1 New York Times best-selling novelist, screenwriter and comics author Karen Traviss has received critical acclaim for her award-nominated Wess'har series, as well as regularly hitting the bestseller lists with her Star Wars, Gears of War, and Halo work. She was also lead writer on the 2011 blockbuster game Gears of War 3.  A former defense correspondent and TV and newspaper journalist, she lives in Wiltshire, England.

     

    A graduate of the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, Euan Morton's breakthrough role was appearing as Boy George in the musical Taboo, which earned him a Laurence Olivier Award nomination.  He reprised the role on Broadway, earning Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominations, as well as the Theatre World Award (for Outstanding Broadway Debut).  He also won an Obie Award for starring in Measure For Pleasure at The Public Theatre.  Euan's other stage performances include Leaves of Glass, Sondheim on Sondheim, and Cyrano De Bergerac.  His audiobook credits include co-narrating Frank Herbert's Dune, Dune Messiah, and Chapterhouse Dune.  

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    Karen Traviss; Read by Euan Morton

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