Lion's Roar

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Lion's Roar
Product information
Type Novella (3 parts)
Author Steven Mohan Jr.
Pages 91
Publication information
Publisher BattleCorps
First published 26 June-6 July 2007
Content
Era Civil War era
Timeline 14 March-10 October 3064
Preceded by Freak Show

Sequel to Freak Show, Lion's Roar is a story by Steven Mohan Jr. that was published online on BattleCorps in three parts from 26 June to 6 July 2007. It was (re-)published in EPUB format on 13 February 2012.

Plot summary[edit]

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Part 1[edit]

published 26 June 2007
Solaris VII MechWarrior David Singh doesn't take kindly to betrayal. Not after the assassination attempt a month ago. So when his boss at Freak Show, Michael Pitgar, sends a lance of 'Mechs against Singh in what was supposed to be a one-on-one matchup, the MechWarrior can't up but be worried. Little does he know that he should be worried... but about whom? Find out in this sequel to Mohan's "Freak Show"!

Part 2[edit]

published 3 July 2007
Marcy Kessel has been kidnapped. And David Singh, former citizen of Kaifeng, has a fairly good idea who did it: the Maskirovka. After all, they'd tried to kill him once before, and had recently threatened him again. If they couldn't get to him directly, then they'd do it through someone he loved. But why is he so important? What do they want from him? And how much will it cost him to pay their price?

Part 3[edit]

published 6 July 2007
David Singh defied his promise to the Maskirovka, and went back into the arena, only to have his last 'Mech fight live up to his employer's name of Freak Show. David is tainted, considered a clown just like his opponents; no legitimate stable outside the Capellans will touch him. But no matter what others do to him, no matter how few choices he has left, David still has one thing they can't take away: his integrity.

EPUB teaser text[edit]

Solaris VII is the Game World, a planet of spectacle and intrigue entirely devoted to ferocious gladiatorial combat. Except on Solaris, the gladiators aren’t people—they’re BattleMechs, thirty-foot high, walking engines of war.
David Singh is a down-on-his-luck ’Mech pilot with just enough skill and raw guts to attract all the wrong kind of attention. Singh’s dream is to become a championship fighter in the games. He’s an underdog, but his flamboyant fighting style gives him a solid chance of making the jump. But he’ll have to watch his step.
Because on Solaris the most dangerous contests take place outside the coliseum.