[Battletech Lethal Heritage TXT] Ç Audible Audiobook AUTHOR Michael A. Stackpole Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free
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Days I Really Wanted To Like This I really wanted to like this but unfortunately there are ust too many factions and characters to really care about anyone Then again this book is probably ust 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 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 book 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 ideas 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 if you haven t read the previous trilogy but if you have and liked it then if pick this up know that it gets better than the first 100 pages would lead you to believe I read this because my recent re introduction into the Battletech universe Harebrained Schemes superb game 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 Boringtec. 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. H Man Stackpole sure wrote some 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 bio of eachFeelin Kell He pines for his old girlfriend a lot then becomes a
prisoner of war After that he follows the time honored Dances with Wolves of war After that
follows the time honored Dances with Wolves where he slowly builds grudging respect with his captors then later becomes one of them Gets a clannie girlfriend first of course It always starts with the girlfriendKai Mallard Layo He too pines for his girlfriend He s a Solaris 7 guy Mostly he ust doubts himself a lot or so we are told He gets a Moment of AwesomeTM in the book Then he spends the rest of the book whining about itShin Yo mama Has a great appreciation for ancient Japanese architecture He also spends a lot of time doing cool ninja ey Japanese stuff and talking about honor and dragons and such Is REALLY into tattoosVictor Steiner Davion Doesn t do anything the entire bookThere were a lot characters but those seemed to be the author s favesReading this I m kind of struck by how thin the Battletech universe really is There were a couple of things that stood out to meFor one you never really get a true sense of the size and scale of this universe We are talking about hundreds of populated worlds he. S have fought over space land and politics But a new threat looms ust outside the Inner Sphere The descendants of an old Star Leagu. .
he follows the time honored Dances with Wolves where he slowly builds grudging respect with his captors
Re But in the story it s like each entire world only has one city And it s usually only one small mech battle to capture an ENTIRE planet I don t think this is realistic at all You can t capture a whole nation with ust a few tanks Scale it up to Battlemechs and even a thousand of them wouldn t be enough to conuer every city on an entire planet The scope of a true planetary invasion would be enormous And it would be extremely costly in terms of ships and manpower This is never depicted realistically in any Battletech bookAnother thing is ust exactly how goofy the whole Battlemech idea really is I mean we have ships here who can nuke an entire planet s surface from orbit Surely something that dangerous could easily target an enemy mech on the ground and annihilate it from space The ramifications of having that much power and what it would really mean in terms of a war is barely touched on in this book It s touched on but pretty much sidestepped With ships like that mechs would be useless All you would need is marines to take the groundI don t know
m ust getting too for this kiddie stuff I guess I loved Battletech back in the day but these books for the most part seem really lame I ve become used to good science fiction like things written by Ian Banks and William Barton This Battletech stuff is ust empty filler like eating a bag of potato chips Oh wellI M Just Getting Too
I ll press on I ve bought the kindle books and am curious how it all ends We will seell press on I ve bought the kindle books and am curious how it all ends We will see 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. 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.