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The Kilo-Five Trilogy, written by Karen Traviss, will flesh out the events of the post-war era following Halo 3, the final game in the Halo Trilogy. A sequel to the hit 2006 novel Halo: Ghosts of Onyx is the first book in the Kilo-Five Trilogy, titled Halo: Glasslands, and published on October 25, 2011. The second book in the trilogy, Halo: The Thursday War, came out before Halo 4 on October 2, 2012. The final book in the trilogy, Halo: Mortal Dictata, will be released in January 2014.
The trilogy centers around a Special Ops team, tasked with sowing dissension amongst the Sangheili after the events of the Human-Covenant war. Their mission is threefold: to arm the faction that opposes the Arbiter's faction (on the basis of the Office of Naval Intelligence's concern that the Arbiter is not a true ally to humanity), to keep both sides at each others' throats, and to gather intelligence.
The team was hand picked by Admiral Parangosky and consists of:
- A Sangheili language and culture expert, doctor Evan Philips.
- Parangosky's personal AI, Black Box (usually abbreviated to BB)
- Three ODSTs: Vaz, Mal and Devereaux
- Active SPARTAN-II Naomi-010.
It also elaborates on why the UNSC ends up with significant advances in technology; early on the team recovers a Huragok, who upgrades their equipment, and leads them to find other Huragok; ones that have been active since the time of the Forerunners (some 100,000 years or so).
- ↑ Halo Waypoint - Bestselling Author Karen Traviss Set To Explore The Halo Universe
- ↑ Halo Waypoint, Tor Books Announces the Third Halo Novel in the Kilo-Five Trilogy by Karen Traviss.
|Books of Halo|
|Main series||The Fall of Reach • The Flood • First Strike • Ghosts of Onyx • Contact Harvest • The Cole Protocol|
|The Forerunner Saga||Cryptum • Primordium • Silentium (Rebirth)|
|Kilo-Five trilogy||Glasslands • The Thursday War • Mortal Dictata|
|Reference||The Art of Halo • The Art of Halo 3 • Encyclopedia (2009) • The Essential Visual Guide • The Art of Building Worlds • The Art of Halo 4 • Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide|
|Official Guides||Halo: Combat Evolved • Halo 2 • Halo 3 • Halo Wars • Halo 3: ODST • Halo: Reach • Halo 4|
|Miscellaneous||Black Art of Halo Mods|