- Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Roc (December 3, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451459059
- ISBN-13: 978-0451459053
- Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.9 x 6.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #932,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ghost War (Mechwarrior: Dark Age #1) Mass Market Paperback – December 3, 2002
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My only real "beef" with the book, is that 95 % of the story could just as easily have been set in another story- or game-universe (heck, it would've been a good Wolf & Raven story) ... with only a few Mech-battles thrown in.
Humanity is still fractured with regards to any single galactic government, but there has been an inroad to peace, if only in a limited region of space. Unfortunately, though this new principality has been around for a while, it is not so secure as its residents might hope. The initiation of the Dark Age concept actually occurs several months before the book begins, with the centuries-old, high-speed interstellar communications network being sabotaged by unknown conspirators. This has forced all the interdependent worlds to begin fending for themselves for the first time in a long time. The results are frightening, with power being seized by very unsavory individuals.
Writing in the first person, a first for any of the Battletech/Mechwarrior series, Stackpole shows the same brilliant prose and excellent action and intrigue that his readers have come to expect from him. While the game line might not appeal to all the old fans, I think that the new storyline will. Except for a few re-drawn political lines, the universe is still recognizable. And for new readers to the game universe, Stackpole does a good job in bringing the reader up to speed on the past 60+ years of the Inner Sphere. I highly recommend this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a fan of the MechWarrior universe I've enjoyed the games very much, these books provide a great supplement to my nerdy ways. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Derek
I have read Mech books before. This one held my attention quite well. Action was pretty fast paced. Would read other books by author.Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
Compared to the twenty-odd battletech/mechwarrior books that I have this was the most disappointing. Read morePublished 7 months ago by roger bush
As far as the writing in the BT series, this and Surrender Your Dreams are two of the most well-written books I've read. This is very well paced. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kenny B
I was expecting more mech battling, but I enjoyed the story none the less. Interested to read the next mech warrior book.Published 12 months ago by Tanya R Williams
I've read this book a number of times. It's fluff, but it also makes you think. Stockpole is an excellent writer. Read morePublished 14 months ago by William R. T. Parkhurst
Stackpole is awesome as always. Only Battletech novel I've ever read, but it was good. Not as good as some of his other work, though.Published 16 months ago by Jonathan Schlosser