Legend of the Jade Phoenix
|The Legend of the Jade Phoenix (omnibus)|
|Cover artwork||Fred Gambino|
|Interior artwork||Jeff Laubenstein|
|First published||07 October 2003|
|Era|| Succession Wars era|
Clan Invasion era
In 2003 the series was republished in an omnibus entitled The Legend of the Jade Phoenix.
|‚Äú|| In the thirty-first century, the BattleMech is the ultimate war machine—an unstoppable engine of destruction. And the Clans are the ultimate warriors, high-tech soldiers genetically engineered to be the most fearsome BattleMech pilots of all.
Aidan Pryde aspires to be a young warrior of the Jade Falcon Clan. First he must undergo a rigorous series of trials that will either earn him a coveted Bloodname—or cast him out in disgrace. With a Bloodname comes honor, respect, and the distinction of being one of the best warriors in the galaxy.
But not all battles are fought in the field behind the controls of a BattleMech. Aidan will find that his toughest challenge yet will be within his mind: to maintain his humanity amid the horrors of war and the soul-killing threat of failure. Only the strongest will survive—and bring honor and glory to the Clan.