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This novel was a bit interesting as it talked about one of the major power players in The Republic after the collapse It introduces Tassa Kay who turns out to be a Kerensky Clan warrior and Raul Ortega a devoted Republic citizen My second delve into the mechwarrior Dark Age series Again, wasn t superb but it wasn t bad either I do enjoy the increase in combined arms that features during this era This book features the continuing thread from the last one but with different characters The republic is crumbling and the sharks are everywhere Loyalists are left high and dry just trying to survive. This book was a very welcome change of pace after the stale spy story of the previous volume in the series A Call to Arms is clearly displaying its connection with the Mechwarrior game as it keeps its focus where it belongs on the battlefield.After a massive blackout in the interstellar communications network, which leaves most planets blind and deaf, the backwater planet of Achernar suddenly finds itself in the crosshairs of three factions now vying for control over the still functioning co This book was a very welcome change of pace after the stale spy story of the previous volume in the series A Call to Arms is clearly displaying its connection with the Mechwarrior game as it keeps its focus where it belongs on the battlefield.After a massive blackout in the interstellar communications network, which leaves most planets blind and deaf, the backwater planet of Achernar suddenly finds itself in the crosshairs of three factions now vying for control over the still functioning communications array The local Republic militia has to face an invasion force related to the Wolf Clan while at the same time having to deal with the machinations of the Swordsworn, a military splintergroup related to the Federated Suns.The story advances at fast pace and offers interesting dilemmas for the three factions to solve The different personalities are all a bit clich d but quite intense and entertaining nonetheless Players of the related Dark Age boardgame will also find plenty of scenarios for reenactment here Overall this is one of the very best books in the Dark Age series, but I feel you still need to be familiar with the Mechwarrior universe to get anything out of it Meh. It was a good intro into the BattleTech realm of novels It does lack descriptively if you are not already familiar with Mechwarrior terminology thought and could use a bitcharacter development early on in the book. After the godawful trainwreck that was Dark Age 1, the fact this actually keeps the focus mostly on the field of battle is a welcome change.Still too many characters playing xanatos speed chess with gambits and agendas aplenty and not enough actual battlemechs, since the setting somehow now focuses on reworked Agrimechs and the like because somehow, after centuries, some dude who came outta nowhere with old mate Davion backing him was able to unite the inner sphere and all but ban battlemechs After the godawful trainwreck that was Dark Age 1, the fact this actually keeps the focus mostly on the field of battle is a welcome change.Still too many characters playing xanatos speed chess with gambits and agendas aplenty and not enough actual battlemechs, since the setting somehow now focuses on reworked Agrimechs and the like because somehow, after centuries, some dude who came outta nowhere with old mate Davion backing him was able to unite the inner sphere and all but ban battlemechs In a time period where Victor Davion is still alive.Not that there seems to be any shortage of parts from them to slap onto everything mech like to refit worker units into cheap battlemechsAnd the clans are nowhere to be seen Except some budget cut rate cheap chinese knock off that keeps being mentioned but almost never actually shows up.My hope is the series gets better `READ KINDLE ☠ A Call to Arms ⇠ Months have passed since the interplanetary communications net was destroyed, isolating planets across the Republic of the Sphere Achernar is one of the few worlds still in possession of a working Hyperpulse Generator Station, a device that enables communication across the galaxy and a much sought after prize for the splintering factions of the RepublicAfter failing to qualify as an active MechWarrior, Raul Ortega finds some solace in the Republic s military reserves on Achernar and dreams of the day he might know the adventure and glory of real combatThe Republic loyal forces of Achernar are supported by a loose alliance with the Swordsworn, a faction pledged to House Davion, whose leaders have an agenda all their ownWhen the planet falls under siege by yet another splinter group the Steel Wolves, who are intent on capturing the HPG station, Raul is called to active duty But when the Swordsworn desert Achernar in its time of need, Raul discovers that there s little honor in the subtle nuances of treachery and the brutal realities of war