Michael A. Stackpole
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A POPULAR GAMEANDTOTALLY FRIGGIN AWESOMELETHAL HERITAGEpopular gameandTotally Friggin AWESOMELethal Heritage forever emblazoned on my brain as both one of the best BattleTech novels and as one of most memorable books I ve ever ead The author Mike Stackpole does an excellent job of engrossing the eader in
The Sci Fi And Mecha Based Universe That Has Becomesci fi and Mecha based universe that has become hallmark of the gaming industry 7 stars out of 5 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 time in my life when I ead 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 The year is 3030 For the past 300 years since the Star League collapse and the ise of the Five Successor States these mortal enemie. .
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Anime But Herebut here it 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 obot suits because after a short while you are interested in their personal lives their successes failures and How to Write Essays relationshipsA fewelated 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 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 Blue Moose real and lifelike even the deadly clans seem to have aeal lifelike driving force Start of the trilogy that got me back into The Sky Weaver (Iskari, reading Blood of Kerensky is one of the best written and greatest stories in the entire BattleTech series 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 Theesult is that the novels are a series of things that happened with little foreshadow. S have fought over space land and politics But a new threat looms just outside the Inner Sphere The descendants of an old Star Leagu.
BEING VERY CRITICAL OF THE BOOK I DON Tvery critical of the book I don t 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 jammed into 3 tiny novelettes uite naturally eading them is going to feel like you Niko 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 novelsather than a trilogy of mini novels 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 animated series is Based Off Of These off of these I d ecommend giving this series a go if you like Sci Fi The Innersphear is a totally believable thing Humans expand out and colonize worlds only to have progress halted by infighting Corporations manipulate States Houses and Nations
"to bring on "bring on 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. E general the Clans bred to be the best military force humanity has ever seen have come to take what they believe is ightfully thei.