Lethal Heritage

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Lethal Heritage
Product information
Type Novel
Author Michael A. Stackpole
Pages 400
Cover artwork Les Dorscheid (original)
Roger Loveless (reprint)
Publication information
Publisher FASA (original)
Roc Books (reprint)
First published September 1989 (original)
September 1995 (reprint)
ISBN-10 0451453832
ISBN-13 978-0451453839
Era Clan Invasion era
Timeline 30493051
19 May, 304912 January, 3051
Series Blood of Kerensky Trilogy
Preceded by (none)
Followed by Blood Legacy

Lethal Heritage, by Michael A. Stackpole, is the first book in the Blood of Kerensky trilogy.

From the back cover (1995 edition)[edit]

In the late 28th century, the Star League collapsed and the Five Successor States were born. For the last three hundred years, these mortal enemies have fought over space, land, and politics, but now a new threat loons just outside the Inner Sphere. The descendants of an old Star League general—the Clans—have come to take what they believe to be rightly theirs. They have been bred into the best military force humanity has ever seen. The Clans have come to stay, and the Successor States must put aside their differences or face total destruction.


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The Clans invade the Inner Sphere. The Federated Commonwealth defeats Clan Jade Falcon on Twycross using Victor Steiner-Davion's battle strategy and Kai Allard-Liao's heroics at the Great Gash. The Draconis Combine defeats Clan Smoke Jaguar on Wolcott, gaining Clan 'Mechs and Elemental armor. Phelan Kell is captured by Clan Wolf, eventually being adopted into the clan. IlKhan Leo Showers, leader of the invasion, is killed. Wolf's Dragoons call a summit on Outreach to deal with the Clans.

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