Mechwarrior: Dark Age #1:: Ghost War (A Battletech Novel)

Mechwarrior: Dark Age #1:: Ghost War (A Battletech Novel)

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by Michael A. Stackpole
     
 

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Sam Donelly is the best LumberMech jockey on the planet, wielding his fifteen-foot chainsaw with the skill of a surgeon. But if Sam's true identity is discovered, he won't be just another rebel recruit-he'll be an all-out Republic-wrecker.

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Sam Donelly is the best LumberMech jockey on the planet, wielding his fifteen-foot chainsaw with the skill of a surgeon. But if Sam's true identity is discovered, he won't be just another rebel recruit-he'll be an all-out Republic-wrecker.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101219751
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/03/2002
Series:
Mechwarrior , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
120,593
File size:
462 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Ghost War: Mechwarrior: Dark Age #1 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Back in 2002 the BattleTech fiction line changed significantly. The game the novels were based on was essentially shut down by the parent company, and a new game called Mechwarrior took its place. Because the new game was set ~70 years beyond the time period for the BattleTech series, they simply launched a new series of books under the new name. I hadn't played BattleTech for years, but a couple months ago I played in a game and had a lot of fun (just like always). So, with that happy thought in my head, I decided to pick up the first book of the new series and see how it went. Of course, my favorite author wrote the book, so it wasn't like I thought it would be bad. As with all Stackpole stories, this is a good one. It is a little different from his usual fare, however. Most Stackpole stories involve grand events that change the entire universe for the characters, but here the story revolves around one man, a man who seems to have a knack for getting into trouble. About 1/3 of the way through the book you learn why, but I won't spoil the surprise for you. The book is focused on the Republic of the Sphere, the interstellar nation where the Mechwarrior miniatures game is placed, but it doesn't have that grand sweep that I am used to in the author's books. The story is very entertaining, however, so I was satisfied. The book maybe wasn't the best idea for kicking off a new series because of its singular focus on one man, but it is still an entertaining read, which is all I really wanted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although it is great to have Michael Stackpole back writing for the Battletech (now MechWarrior) universe I was a little disappointed. This author has always been spectacular at giving us ¿the big picture¿ about what is going on in this universe, he is the best Battletech writer period. However, in this novel he uses the first person view which totally plays against the author¿s strengths. No great insight into this world will be gained by reading this book, which is too bad because it is supposed to bridge the 64 year gap between the last book (Endgame) and now. Otherwise very well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this years ago and loved every single thing about it.
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Rebecca Davis More than 1 year ago
This book stays true to the battletech saga and has lots of robot blasting goodness, but it might get a little slow in a few parts. I would say it might not be for kids under 14 due to losing their interest. It is a good book though, a definite goodie!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Michael writes some great mech battles that really get you excited, but in this book it comes too few and far between. Too much conspiracy and content along those lines that slows the story down a little too much. I still look forward to his future Mechwarrior books though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book to pick up where the Battletech novels left off. The only thing I don't like about this book is it doesn't give enough info about the new timeline, I mean I picked this book up thinking Victor and his hag of a sister was gonna pick up where they left off, but now Victors an old man!