Freebirth (novel)

This article is about the novel. For the children by natural childbirth in Clan society, see Freeborn.

Product information
Type Novel
Author Robert Thurston
Pages 304
Cover Artwork Bruce Jensen
Publication information
Publisher Roc Books
First published 01 February 1998
ISBN-10 0451456653
ISBN-13 978-0451456656
Era Clan Invasion era
Timeline 30583059
18 June, 30589 May, 3059
Series Twilight of the Clans
Preceded by The Hunters
Followed by Sword and Fire

Freebirth, by Robert Thurston, is the fourth book in the Twilight of the Clans series.

The novel was made available on BattleCorps on 26 March 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]

"Dispatch Horse to the planet Huntress!" The orders to investigate the secret experiment being done by the Falcons on the Smoke Jaguar homeworld came down from the Jade Falcon Khan herself. But does the covert mission require the natural bravery of a freeborn warrior—or do Horse's genetically engineered comrades consider him expendable?

The perilous trek is dead-ended by a crash landing—right into a Smoke Jaguar trap. His 'Mech confiscated, his DropShip down, his Trinary imprisoned, Horse is duty bound to the enemy Jaguars—and closer to the core of the strange secrets of the Falcon stronghold than he ever imagined. For the Clan, the consequences could be explosive. For Horse, they could be fatal...


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Foreign-Language Editions[edit]


A German edition, translated by Reinhold H. Mai, was published by Heyne in 1999 as Freigeburt (ISBN 9783453140042).[1] This was republished as an EPUB by Ulisses Spiele in 2021 as BattleTech Legenden 41 : Freigeburt (ISBN 9783963318078).[2]


A Hungarian edition, translated by Novák Gábor, was published by Beholder in 2003 as Szabadszülött.[3]


A Spanish edition, translated by Jaime de Marcos Andreu, was published by Timun Mas in 1999 as El orgullo del halcón.



  1. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog entry for Freigeburt
  2. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog entry for BattleTech Legenden 41 : Freigeburt
  3. Beholder product page for Szabadszülött