Warrior: En Garde
|Warrior: En Garde|
|Author||Michael A. Stackpole|
|Pages|| 329 (original)|
358 (anniversary edition)
|Cover artwork|| Jeff Laubenstein (original)|
Roger Loveless (anniversary edition & reprint)
|Publisher|| FASA (original)|
Roc Books (anniversary edition)
|First published|| August 1988 (original)|
April 1998 (anniversary edition)
September 2003 (reprint)
|Era||Succession Wars era|
|Timeline||3026 – 3027|
|Series||The Warrior Trilogy|
|Followed by||Warrior: Riposte|
From the back cover
|“|| Stripped of his rank, exiled Justin Allard is given one last chance to save his honor—by risking his life in the gladiatorial arenas of Solaris VII. But his newest Game World opponent—more skilled at 'Mech-to-'Mech combat than any other rival—raises the stakes even higher. It's Justin's own half brother, Daniel, lance commander in the dreaded Kell Hounds mercenary battalion.
Both Daniel and Justin face fierce battles, but in the Inner Sphere, where nobles have schemed for centuries to win the ultimate power, those who interfere with the Successor Lords are sometimes called heroes.
And sometimes called victims.
After an ambush on Kittery which costs him his left arm, Justin Xiang Allard is falsely accused of treason against the Federated Suns, and is stripped of his rank and exiled. He travels to Solaris 7, where he engages in numerous 'Mech duels, primarily against Federated pilots, and becomes the champion of the most prestigious league. Along the way, he identifies the warrior who ambushed him on Kittery and slays him in a grudge match.
Melissa Steiner travels to New Avalon, and is hijacked by mercenaries in the employ of Aldo Lestrade. She is rescued by the Kell Hounds, before the newly formed Genyosha and ISF forces identify what prize they have. Patrick Kell is killed by Yorinaga Kurita in the rescue attempt. The Hounds are told of the impending marriage between Steiner and Hanse Davion.
- Major Justin Xiang Allard
- Lance Commander Daniel Allard
- First Prince Hanse Davion
- Archon-Designate Melissa Steiner
- Archon Katrina Steiner
- Chancellor Maximilian Liao
- Tsen Shang
- Gray Noton
Original 1988 cover. Art by David English.
1998 anniversary edition. Art by Roger Loveless.
2005 German reprint. Art by Franz Vohwinkel.