A Splinter of Hope + The Anvil

A Splinter of Hope / The Anvil
(omnibus print edition)
Product information
Type Novella
Author Philip A. Lee
Blaine Lee Pardoe
Pages 264
Cover artwork Florian Mellies
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code 35832
First published 2 August 2018
ISBN-13 978-1941582565
MSRP US$ 7.99
Era Dark Age era
Timeline 3 September 3147 - 30 August 3148
20 January - 23 July 3148

This omnibus print edition of the two unrelated BattleTech novellas A Splinter of Hope and The Anvil was released and sold at Gen Con 2018 (which began on 2 August 2018). It is even referred to as "Gen Con edition" in the introduction.

The two novellas were published as separate ebooks around the same time.


Main article: A Splinter of Hope
Main article: The Anvil

From the back cover[edit]


Jump into your BattleMech cockpit, fire up your fusion engine, and charge into the fray with two all-new BattleTech novellas from Philip A. Lee and BattleTech veteran Blaine Lee Pardoe.
A Splinter of Hope: Violent expansion of the Capellan Confederation and the Draconis Combine has cost recently crowned First Prince Julian Davion both his mentor and countless Federated Suns worlds. To rally his people, he funnels the fires of justice into an ambitious yet risky campaign to retake a vital system: New Syrtis, the occupied capital of the Capellan March. However, the Capellan people have fought dearly for their prize and will do anything in their power to hold onto it. Will Julian's gamble preserve the future of the Federated Suns, or is the invasion doomed before it even begins?
The Anvil: Khan Malvina Hazen of Clan Jade Falcon is known throughout the Inner Sphere as a merciless, bloodthirsty tyrant. The next target for her scorched-earth, take-no-prisoners tactics is the Lyran Commonwealth world of Coventry: a persistent stain on the Jade Falcons' history. But not all Falcons follow Malvina's lead. Ordered to take Coventry at any cost, Galaxy Commander Stephanie Chistu wishes to see her Clan victorious, but no victory is worth the Jade Falcons losing their very soul. To stand up to tyranny and find an honorable path forward for her Clan, she must balance the razor's edge between duty and honor–or die trying.