|Author||Michael A. Stackpole|
|Cover Artwork||Les Dorscheid (original)|
Roger Loveless (1995 reprint)
Alex Iglesias (2022 reprint)
Roc Books (reprint)
|First published||December 1990 (original)|
November 1995 (reprint)
January 2022 (reprint)
|Era||Clan Invasion era|
|Timeline||3051 – 3052|
|Series||Blood of Kerensky Trilogy|
|Preceded by||Lethal Heritage|
|Followed by||Lost Destiny|
Blood Legacy, by Michael A. Stackpole, is the second book in the Blood of Kerensky trilogy.
- 1 From the back cover (1995 edition)
- 2 Summary
- 3 Featured characters
- 4 Featured places
- 5 Featured BattleTech
- 6 Foreign-Language Editions
- 7 Covers
- 8 References
From the back cover (1995 edition)
|“||Jaime Wolf has brought all the key leaders of the Inner Sphere together at his base on Outreach in an attempt to put to rest old blood feuds and power struggles. For only if all the Successor States unite their forces do they have any hope of defeating this invasion by warriors equipped with BattleMechs far superior to their own.
But old hatreds and suspicions are hard to put aside, and mutual trust even harder to attain. Especially when the very man who asks for that trust has freely admitted to being a former Clansman himself. And even if the Houses should agree to stand together, another threat as fully dangerous lurks within their very midst—ComStar, the sect controlling interstellar communication which is determined to rule all of the Inner Sphere by any means at its disposal...
The leaders of the various Inner Sphere nations gather on Outreach to learn the origins of the Clans and train to defeat them. Meanwhile, in Clan space, Phelan Wolf, now adopted into the warrior caste of Clan Wolf, learns more of the Clans firsthand and trains for his Trial of Position. The Clan grand council elects Ulric Kerensky as the new ilKhan, and the invasion resumes. The Wolves take several key worlds, including Radstadt, which Phelan captures single-handedly. Combined Smoke Jaguar and Nova Cat forces invade Luthien, to be repelled in the largest battle to date in the Clan invasion. Forces under Victor Steiner-Davion's command strike back against the Jade Falcons, though a disastrous raid leaves Kai Allard-Liao apparently dead. An assassin in Romano Liao's employ strikes at the St. Ives Compact, apparently killing both Justin Allard and Candace Allard-Liao.
- Anastasius Focht
- Dennis Pesuti
- Galen Cox
- Hanse Davion
- Jaime Wolf
- Kai Allard-Liao
- Natasha Kerensky
- Morgan Kell
- Nicholas Chung
- Phelan Kell
- Romano Liao
- Theodore Kurita
- Ulric Kerensky
- Victor Steiner-Davion
- Bill Davis (mentioned)
- Dave Jewell (mentioned)
- Don Gilmore (mentioned)
- Centurion (Yen-Lo-Wang)
- Grand Dragon
- Mad Cat
- Marauder II
- Phoenix Hawk
- Shadow Hawk
- Barbarossa DropShip (Class Undetermined)
- Charles Martel DropShip (Class Undetermined)
A German edition, translated by Reinhold H. Mai, was published by Heyne in 1992 as Blutiges Vermächtnis (ISBN 9783453053977). The book had several printings, including a seventh printing in 1995 under the same ISBN. This was republished as an EPUB by Ulisses Spiele in 2017 as BattleTech Legenden 11 - Das Blut der Kerensky : Blutiges Vermächtnis (ISBN 9783957526106).
A Hungarian edition, translated by Tóth Judit, was published by Beholder in 1997 as A vér szava. A second edition was published in 2005.
A Russian edition, translated by M. Ishkov, was published by Армада (Armada) in 1997 as Кровавое наследство (ISBN 5763203003). 
A Spanish edition, translated by Jaime de Marcos Andreu, was published by Timun Mas in 1997 as Asalto a la ciudad imperial.
Original 1990 cover. Art by Les Dorscheid.
1995 reprint. Art by Roger Loveless.
2022 reprint. Art by Alex Iglesias.
1992 German edition. Art by Les Dorscheid.
- ↑ Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog entry for first printing of Blutiges Vermächtnis
- ↑ Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog entry for seventh printing of Blutiges Vermächtnis
- ↑ Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog entry for BattleTech Legenden 11 - Das Blut der Kerensky : Blutiges Vermächtnis
- ↑ Beholder product page for first edition of A vér szava
- ↑ Beholder product page for second edition of A vér szava
- ↑ Science Fiction Lab Book description for Кровавое наследство
- ↑ National Library of Russia description for Кровавое наследство