Halo: Glasslands Reveals New Secrets

The recently released novel Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss takes place after the events of Halo 3, giving clues as to what might happen in Halo 4. Here’s what it says on the back cover:


Though the Covenant collapsed, humanity’s war is far from over…

The Covenant 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, humanity’s 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 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 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.”

After reading that in the book store, my jaw was hanging wide open. Given this information, what do you think will happen in Halo 4?


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