A Silence in the Heavens
|A Silence in the Heavens|
|Cover artwork||Ray Lundgren|
|First published||3 June 2003|
|Era||Dark Age era|
|Timeline||24 November 3132 - 29 June 3133|
|Series||MechWarrior: Dark Age Novels|
(The Proving Grounds trilogy)
|Preceded by||The Ruins of Power|
|Followed by||Truth and Shadows|
A Silence in the Heavens, by Martin Delrio, is the fourth novel in the MechWarrior: Dark Age series and the first book in The Proving Grounds trilogy. It was first published in June 2003 by Roc Books and was later republished in April 2021 by Catalyst Game Labs as a BattleTech Legends title.
From the back cover
|“||Since the failure of the interplanetary communications system, the ages-long peace within The Republic of the Sphere has begun to shatter. Power-hungry factions—such as the Steel Wolves—are raiding vulnerable worlds to establish their own rule...
As a gateway to Earth, the planet of Northwind has strategic value—making it an exposed target to the splintering factions emerging across The Republic—and Duchess Tara Campbell will not allow her home to fall into enemy hands. Offering military assistance, The Republic sends Paladin Ezekiel Crow and his fully armed BattleMech to help defend Northwind.
MechWarrior Anastasia Kerensky, she of the infamous bloodline, has her sights set on possessing Northwind—and what Anastasia wants, Anastasia usually gets. But first she must contend with the deadly politics of the Steel Wolves before she embarks on a conquest that could lead to the very heart of The Republic itself...
- Countess Tara Campbell
- Paladin Ezekiel Crow
- Anastasia Kerensky
- Galaxy Commander Kal Radick
- Colonel Michael Griffin
- William Elliot
2021 cover. Art by Tan Ho Sim.