Bred for War

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Bred for War
Product information
Type Novel
Author Michael A. Stackpole
Pages 378
Cover Artwork Boris Vallejo
Publication information
Publisher Roc Books
First published 01 January 1995
ISBN-10 0451453794
ISBN-13 978-0451453792
Era Clan Invasion era
Timeline 3057

Bred for War, by Michael A. Stackpole, covers the events of Operation Guerrero and the Refusal War.

The plot continues in Malicious Intent and I Am Jade Falcon.

From the back cover[edit]

Along with the throne of the Federated Commonwealth, Prince Victor Steiner-Davion inherited a number of problems. Foremost among them is the Clans' threat to the peace of the Inner Sphere—and a treacherous sister who wants to supplant him. The expected demise of Joshua Marik—heir to the Free Worlds League, whose very presence maintained peace—also endangers harmony. Victor's idea is to use a double for Joshua, a deception that will prevent war.

But secret duplicity is hard to maintain, and war erupts anyway, splitting the Inner Sphere and leaving the Federated Commonwealth defenseless. And when Victor thinks things can get no worse, word comes that the Clans, once again, have brought war to the Inner Sphere...


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Foreign-Language Editions[edit]


A German edition, translated by Reinhold H. Mai, was published by Heyne in 1995 as Die Kriegerkaste (ISBN 9783453079649).[1] The book had a second printing in 1996 under the same ISBN.[2] This was also republished as an EPUB by Ulisses Spiele in 2020 as BattleTech Legenden 25 : Die Kriegerkaste (ISBN 9783963315916).[3]


A Hungarian edition, translated by Borzók Noémi, was published by Beholder in 2000 as Született harcosok.[4]


A Spanish edition, translated by Anna Amado Bernardino, was published by Timun Mas in 2002 as En pie de guerra.



  1. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog,
  2. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog,
  3. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog,
  4. Beholder Product Page for Született harcosok,