Black Dragon (novel)

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Black Dragon
Product information
Type Novel
Author Victor Milán
Pages 400
Cover Artwork Peter Bollinger
Publication information
Publisher Roc Books
First published 1 November 1996
ISBN-10 0451455282
ISBN-13 978-0451455284
Era Clan Invasion era
Timeline 3058
Series Camacho's Caballeros trilogy
Preceded by Hearts of Chaos

Black Dragon, by Victor Milán, concludes the adventures of Camacho's Caballeros mercenary band and their continuing battle with the secretive Black Dragon Society.

The front page shows the yakuza oyabun Hiroo Yamaguchi, piloting a BattleMech Hunchback destroying a hovercraft of the rival yakuza who try to kill him.

The novel was made available on BattleCorps on 30 May 2010 as a PDF file (text only, without cover, pictures, or any other interior artwork except for the usual BattleCorps frame graphics). The PDF copy includes a disclaimer stating that it was created from a pre-final edition text that might differ from the printed version and that canon-wise, the print edition trumps the PDF edition.

From the back cover[edit]

Theodore Kurita, samurai tyrant of the mighty Draconis Combine, is celebrating his sixty-first birthday. Topping the guest list is an unlikely bunch of high-tech troublemakers: Camacho's Caballeros, the toughest team of mercenary MechWarriors the Inner Sphere has ever seen. But their invitation is more than merely social. Theodore's powerful cousin, "Uncle Chandy," has recruited their ace operative, Cassie Suthorn, for a dangerous mission.

On an xenophobic planet where honor and duty are worshiped like deities, the freelancing Caballeros are considered barbarians. But Cassie's covert investigation uncovers an insurrection, and Camacho's foreign "barbarians" could be the only unit with enough guns and grit to save the Draconis Combine from its own extremists. And when the armor-piercing rockets and laser fire finally subside, counted among the slain may be Cassie and many of her courageous comrades—as well as the fragile peace of the entire Inner Sphere...


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Foreign-Language Editions[edit]


A German edition, translated by Oliver Hoffmann, was published by Heyne in 1997 as Der schwarze Drache (ISBN 9783453109513).[1]


A Russian edition, translated by S. Saksin, was published by Армада-пресс (Armada-Press) in 2002 as Черный дракон (ISBN 530900341X) as part of a series produced in collaboration with Дрофа (Drofa). [2] [3]



  1. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog entry for Der schwarze Drache
  2. Science Fiction Lab Book description for Черный дракон
  3. National Library of Russia description for Черный дракон