GameandTotally Friggin AWESOMELethal Heritage is forever emblazoned on my brain as both one of the best BattleTech novels and as one of most memorable books Boringtech brain as both one
of the best BattleTech novels and as one of most memorable books Boringtech Stackpole sure wrote the best BattleTech novels and as one of most memorable books Boringtech Stackpole sure wrote thick Battletech tomes back in the day And that s not a good thing This book is boring to the extreme It could easily have been cut by half There is way too much time spent with nothing happeningCase in point the entire first third of the book You can skip it all because nothing happens Only when the clans start invading finally does the action pick up the pace a little But not by much Reading this is a real slogThere are also way too many characters and POVs to keep track of mentally None of these characters are all that different from each other which makes it harder And it is constantly switching back and forth I finally figured out who is who toward the end of the bookThe main characters have a lot of weird names Here is a brief These novelettes were absolutely entertaining but they weren t what I would call well written The plot moves at blinding speeds covering literally years and massive world significant events in a matter of sentences or an offhand bit of dialogue The result is that the novels are a series of things that happened with little foreshadowing or other storytelling artistryNote that while I m being very critical of the book I don t intend to condemn the author Rather I think that the stories were severely handicapped by their short format which was likely not in the author s control A Song of Ice and Fire level of material is being ammed into 3 tiny novelettes uite naturally reading them is going to feel like you re hanging on to a wild bullRather I applaud Stackpole for being able to surface multiple interesting characters from this cacophony and give them uniue voicesStill the story would have greatly benefited from being a trilogy of 3 full length novels rather than a trilogy of mini novels Brought back memories of playing Battletech universe tabletop and video games back in the days I really wanted to like this book but unfortunately there are Powder Room just too many factions and characters to really care about anyone Then again this book is probablyust setting the scene for an epic series I am not sure I have the time or will to follow along but who knows maybe at some point in the future Definitely not as good as I remember Saga of the Grey Death legion to be but hey that s probably almost 20 years ago now. E general the Clans bred to be the best military force humanity has ever seen have come to take what they believe is rightfully thei. Normally I skip past the shelf in the bookstore where all of the RPG tie in books live you know the law firm of Salvatore Hickman Weis There was a books live you know the law firm of Salvatore Hickman Weis There was a in my life when I read all of those books and enjoyed a great many of them but I ve never felt a compelling need to swim in those waters again That said every once in a while you will find a story that is truly well done One series that stuck with me from my childhood was the Blood of Kerensky series by Michael Stackpole It s a favorite I come back to every couple of yearsStackpole was a stalwart of the RPG writer scene before becoming a novel writer having worked for a time at Flying BuffaloFASA which is how I originally became acuainted with him The Blood of Kerensky books are set in the Battletech universe which for those of you who don t know is a post diaspora to the stars future war concept with different political factions duking it out in giant robots called Mechs It s ground that s been well traveled in Japanese Anime but here it s given a western military sci fi flavorStackpole to his credit plays this material straight keeping it action forward with strong but simple characters You don t care that it s a bunch of guys in robot suits because after a short while you are interested in their personal lives their successes failures and relationshipsA few related books followed the original trilogy but they never uite live up to the level of Stackpole s writing here I wish he had explored this world a bit fully because he was very well suited to it I read this because MY RECENT RE INTRODUCTION INTO THE recent re introduction
INTO THE UNIVERSE HAREBRAINED SCHEMES SUPERBthe universe Harebrained Schemes superb got me curious about the lore I had read this back when I was maybe 12 or 13 and found the entire Blood of Kerensky trilogy for maybe 3 bucks at Half Price Books Being a huge MechWarrior fan at them time as well as a proponent of needlessly capitalized letters in the middle of words I remember really enjoying this book so much so that I ve been recommending it to people well into my 30sI m not going to lie I may have to rescind those recommendations If you like Battletech this I listened to the Audiobook over on Audible It was abridged which is a bummer I listen as I work and can knock out a 3 hour book like all these Battletech books in a day But you get the gist of the story It s a pretty good story as well Knowing the lore from playing the board game and video games as a kid I didn t miss out on much The 1994 animat. The year is 3030 For the past 300 years since the Star League collapse and the rise of the Five Successor States these mortal enemie.
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a totally believable thing Humans expand out and colonize worlds only to have progress by infighting Corporations manipulate States Houses and Nations to bring on a new dark age There is some believability that has to be pushed aside but the story makes sense as does the believability of the universe Lethal heritage was a fun sci fi romp in the world of battle tech Covering the start of the clan invasions it has less action then the books of the warrior trilogy but successfully sets an exciting stage for changes yet to come If you are a fan of Battletech it is an easy recommendation Some of the writing of human relationships is uiet poor but the grand scale narration of the universe is engaging and Stackpole is successful in that area Epic undersells the scale of which the story moves Following the many characters and following the development between in the inner sphere I love Stackpole s style and how he takes the characters to a different height through their actions Everything feels so real and lifelike even the deadly clans seem to have a real lifelike driving force Start of the trilogy that got me back into reading Blood of Kerensky is one of the best written and greatest stories in the entire BattleTech series Even though this is the first of a trilogy it is not the first of a storyline There is a trilogy that precedes this so this really should Be Marketed As A marketed as a 4 not a book 1 The result is that there are many references to shared knowledge that readers may not know and plot twists that are probably pretty cool if you ve read the first series but don t mean anything to somebody like me who has not The writing varies in uality from chapter to chapter generally improving as the Book Progresses But Especially Early On As progresses But especially early on as and concepts are being introduced there is a lot of exposition that reads in a rather stiltedawkward manner The author is much better at action seuences and suspense than at character development or set up So I wouldn t recommend this if you haven t read the previous trilogy but if you have and liked it then if you pick this up know that it gets better than the first 100 pages would lead you to believe Lethal HeritageThe book that introduced the Clans to the BattleTech universethe book that blew the mind of many pissed off a few and forever changed the face of a popular. S have fought over space land and politics But a new threat looms John Dollar just outside the Inner Sphere The descendants of an old Star Leagu.is a totally believable thing Humans expand out and colonize worlds only to have progress