Kindle, 414 pages

english language

Published Sept. 7, 2021 by InMediaRes Productions.

ISBN:
978-1-63861-041-0
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5 stars (1 review)

LIFE, DEATH, HONOR, FEALTY....

Bushido is the warrior code that governs all these concepts. As a MechWarrior of the Draconis Combine, Minobu Tetsuhara is bound by it, a code that demands loyal service to the devious Warlord Grieg Samsonov.

When Minobu came upon a strange blue and gold Archer, the field littered with its vanquished opponents, and its weapons empty, bushido dictated that he not destroy an honorable but helpless warrior.

For that, he became Dispossessed, stripped of his BattleMech—and his honor.

Minobu is then assigned as liaison to one of the Combine’s most elite mercenary units, who treat him with the respect due a fellow warrior, and give him a BattleMech to take the field of battle once more. The skill and power of these mercenaries is unparalleled, but when they refuse to renew their contract due to sabotage from within the Combine, Minobu is instructed to use all …

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What a surprise

5 stars

As I wrote in an early comment a few days ago, I was really surprised by this book, or rather by te BattleTech lore, while reading this book (because HBS' computer game BATTLETECH doesn't cover that part really).

On one hand there is the detailed desription about BattleMechs, their combat and tactics. On the other hand this book doesn't get lost in it. Instead this is just the frame for a fascinating story of honour, friendship, political intrigues and betrayal.

The plot spreads over 5 years. We encounter how characters grow with their challenges. We see how intigues are spun, and change the political situation. We see how that infuences a friendship between two rather different men. The story manages to cover the big picture as well as what that means for certain individuals.

I have no idea whether this book is considered a good first step into the universe …

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  • Science Fiction