Im Schatten der Bestie

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Im Schatten der Bestie
Product information
Type Novel
Author Ingo Eikens
Pages 408
Publication information
Publisher Ulisses Spiele GmbH
Product code 41037
First published 20 April 2016
ISBN-13 978-3957522962
MSRP 11,95 €
Era Star League era
Timeline 27 December 2766 - 2 February 2777

Im Schatten der Bestie ("In the Shadow of the Beast") is the 31st in the line of original German-language Classic BattleTech novels that was published originally by FanPro and then continued by Ulisses Spiele. Written by Ingo Eikens, it was published on 20 April 2016.


Written in German and exclusively published in that language so far, Im Schatten der Bestie does not meet the current criteria for Canon in the BattleTech universe. As an official product published under a valid license, it should be regarded as apocryphal.

From the back cover (translated from German)[edit]

While most Star League Defense Force forces were destroyed in Amaris' coup or went underground, some accepted the new lord—either out of fear, or having fallen for false propaganda.

Weary and injured, SLDF Major Gerald McKenniston is tranferred to Terra to train new forces. Between problems with Republic troops, SLDF forces, and inexperienced recruits, he even ends up in the crosshairs of military intelligence. The final war years soon turn out to be grinding for them all. With the iron ring tightening around Terra, McKenniston is facing a decision that he has long feared, and choses a way he never wanted to go.

Plot Summary[edit]

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