A Bonfire of Worlds
|A Bonfire of Worlds|
|Author||Steven Mohan Jr.|
|Cover artwork||Michael Komark|
|Publisher||Catalyst Game Labs|
|First published||15 March - 15 October 2009|
|Era||Dark Age era|
|Timeline|| 3136 (Prologue)|
3139 – 3143
|Series||MechWarrior: Dark Age Novels|
|Preceded by||To Ride the Chimera|
A Bonfire of Worlds, by Steven Mohan Jr., is the first MechWarrior: Dark Age novel to be published by Catalyst Game Labs. Originally set for release in November 2008, it has repeatedly been rescheduled and has not appeared in print so far.
Before it appeared in print, the entire novel was released as a 15-parts serial on BattleCorps starting 15 March 2009, with subsequent parts published at a rate of two per month. The final part was published on 15 October 2009 and then again on 1 November, presumably due to an oversight.
A Kindle format e-book edition was published on April 30, 2010. It was not until 2019 than the book was finally printed-on-demand. The front page shows Alaric Wolf Mad Cat IV during the battle of New Olympia in front of a burning forest.
From the back cover
|“|| The failure of interstellar communications threatens civilization across the breadth of the Inner Sphere. Risking everything on one last chance for survival, ComStar kidnaps engineering genius Tucker Harwell who unravels the Blackout’s greatest mystery. Among the Clans, Khan Malvina Hazen of the Jade Falcons hunts for the next enemy to crush beneath her brutal Mongol Doctrine, and the warrior Alaric Wolf makes his move into the halls of power.
Plans years in the making come together across hundreds of star systems. Secrets hidden for decades will finally be revealed.
While an empire goes up in flames.
|“||Devlin Stone's Republic was supposed to be humanity's last best hope to free itself from the scourge of never ending warfare. But as soon as the going got tough, what happened? The Republic crawled down a rabbit hole and pulled the opening in after them.||”|
- Malcolm Buhl
- Derrick Carter
- Patricia Harwell
- Tucker Harwell
- Khan Malvina Hazen
- Cassandra Holliman
- Beckett Malthus
- Thaddeus Marik
- Dr. Elgin Sawyer
- Dmitar Todorov
- Mammoth-class Dropship Wayfarer
- Merlin-class DropShip FWLS Marathon
- Overlord-class DropShip Bec de Corbin
- Union-class Ships Snarling Leap, Terror's Emissary
- Invader-class JumpShip Lope
- Merchant-class JumpShip Hessian Fortune
- Monolith-class JumpShips Archon's Reach, Orphan's Hope
- Scout-class JumpShips Brigit, Pericles