|Author||Michael A. Stackpole|
|Pages|| 299 (original)|
300 (anniversary edition & reprint)
|Cover artwork|| David English (original)|
Doug Chaffee (anniversary edition & reprint)
|Publisher|| FASA (original)|
Roc Books (anniversary edition)
|First published|| October 1988 (original)|
June 1998 (anniversary edition)
June 2003 (reprint)
|Era||Succession Wars era|
|Timeline||3027 – 3029|
|Series||The Warrior Trilogy|
|Preceded by||Warrior: En Garde|
|Followed by||Warrior: Coupé|
 From the back cover
|“|| Hanse Davion and Melissa Steiner have united the two Great Houses of the Inner Sphere in a marriage that suddenly upsets the balance of power among the stars. Though some hope this may bring an end to centuries of war, Maximilian Liao of the Capellan Confederation has enlisted the aid of two highly placed Davion traitors to destroy Hanse Davion and the Federated Suns from both within and without. But in the distant star chambers of the Capellan March and Draconis Combine, the Warlords of Maximilian Liao are honoring a different and more deadly vow: to wage an unholy war that threatens to rip asunder the vulnerable worlds of the Federated Suns.'
As Davion 'Mech commander Andrew Redburn and his mercenaries streak into battle, an explosive clash of metal and men signals the return of a formidable foe. Interstellar legend Yorinaga Kurita has returned to stake his claim as the most bloodthirsty warrior of all. For both men it is do-or-die combat that could ensure the triumph of a glorious new alliance—or result in its total annihilation...
Marriage of Melissa Steiner and Hanse Davion. Morgan Kell returns from exile to take command of the full regimental-strength Kell Hounds. The secret of ComStar's mech army is exposed to the Kell Hounds, Wolf's Dragoons and Yorinaga Kurita. Capellan Confederation is losing the initial war against Davion. Team Banzai makes a brief apperance.
 Featured characters
- First Prince Hanse Davion
- Archon Katrina Steiner
- Archon-Designate Melissa Steiner
- Chancellor Maximilian Liao
- Captain Andrew Redburn
- Tai-sa Yorinaga Kurita
- Duke Morgan Hasek-Davion
- Justin Xiang
 Featured places
Original 1988 cover. Art by David English.
1998 anniversary edition. Art by Doug Chaffee.
2005 German reprint. Art by Franz Vohwinkel.