Initiation to War
|Initiation to War|
|Author||Robert N. Charrette|
|Cover artwork||Doug Chaffee|
|First published||5 November 2001|
|Era||Civil War era|
|Timeline||3061 – 3062|
Initiation to War, by Robert N. Charrette, is the story of Tybalt Kelly's painful introduction to war and politics in the Chaos March. It is the fourth novel in the loosely-related MechWarrior series.
The novel was made available on BattleCorps on 28 April 2011 as a PDF file (text only, without cover, pictures or any other interior artwork except for the usual BattleCorps frame graphics). The PDF copy includes a disclaimer stating that it was created from a pre-final edition text that might differ from the printed version and that canon-wise, the print edition trumps the PDF edition.
(Unlike other BattleCorps publications, the PDF versions of print novels are not available for purchase.)
From the back cover
|“|| On the planet Epsilon Eridani, young Tybalt Kelly dreams of one day becoming a MechWarrior—no matter how much his father hates the idea. When the local County Shu Militia starts recruiting for warrior training, Tybalt finally gets his wish. But he might not live to regret it.
Because the raw, untested forces of the Shu are about to meet their baptism by fire. Unidentified 'Mech raiders have been hitting cities and supply depots, destroying and plundering at will. And the newly fitted MechWarriors are going after them.
Now Tybalt is about to discover the hard truth that some battles have no winner—and in war, glory may be fleeting, but death is forever...