Heretic's Faith

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Heretic's Faith
Product information
Type Novel
Author Randall N. Bills
Pages 289
Cover Artwork (no attribution)
Publication information
Publisher Roc Books
First published 2 August 2005
ISBN-10 0451460405
ISBN-13 978-0451460400
Era Dark Age era
Timeline 5 November 3135 – 9 February 3137
Series MechWarrior: Dark Age Novels
Preceded by Daughter of the Dragon
Followed by Fortress Republic

Heretic's Faith, by Randall N. Bills, is the seventeenth novel in the MechWarrior: Dark Age series. It was first published in August 2005 by Roc Books and was later republished in November 2021 by Catalyst Game Labs as a BattleTech Legends title.

The novel follows the journey of Star Colonel and Mystic Kisho as he tries to somehow join the path of his Clan Nova Cat with its prodigal children, the Spirit Cats.

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Centuries ago, Minoru Kurita abandoned his noble name and heritage when he was adopted by Clan Nova Cat, who utilized Minoru's psychic abilities to create a powerful new breed of warrior: the Mystic Caste, a secretive spiritual branch of the Clan led by their exalted Oathmaster...

From the moment Kisho left the Iron Womb, he has been trained in the Mystic Caste with one goal in mind: to forge his entire being into a tool—not simply as a weapon to fight the Clan's enemies, but as an instrument of strength to bring glory to Clan Nova Cat through his visions. Now he has been chosen by the Oathmaster himself to be his protégé and possible successor. But Kisho's great pride masks a great deception: He does not believe any of it. He has walked the path all his life, yet he has no faith in the gifts the Mystic Caste supposedly possesses—and he is running out of time.

For Kisho is about to be sent into battle with his warrior brethren to fight alongside the forces of the controversial Warlord Katana Tormark—and the faith he has so long denied may be the only thing that can save them...


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A German edition, translated by Reinhold H. Mai, was published by Ulisses Spiele in 2011 as Die Zweifel des Ketzers (ISBN 9783868891621).[1] This was republished as an EPUB in 2012 under the same title (ISBN 9783868898408).[2]



  1. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog entry for print edition of Die Zweifel des Ketzers
  2. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog entry for EPUB edition of Die Zweifel des Ketzers