Initiation to War

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Initiation to War
Product information
Type Novel
Author Robert N. Charrette
Pages 288
Cover Artwork Doug Chaffee
Publication information
Publisher Roc Books
First published 5 November 2001
ISBN-10 0451458516
ISBN-13 978-0451458513
Era Civil War era
Timeline 26 November 3061 – 6 May 3062

Initiation to War, by Robert N. Charrette, is the story of Tybalt Kelly's painful introduction to war and politics in the Chaos March. It is the fourth novel in the loosely related MechWarrior series.

The novel was made available on BattleCorps on 28 April 2011 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]

On the planet Epsilon Eridani, young Tybalt Kelly dreams of one day becoming a MechWarrior—no matter how much his father hates the idea. When the local County Shu Militia starts recruiting for warrior training, Tybalt finally gets his wish. But he might not live to regret it.

Because the raw, untested forces of the Shu are about to meet their baptism by fire. Unidentified 'Mech raiders have been hitting cities and supply depots, destroying and plundering at will. And the newly fitted MechWarriors are going after them.

Now Tybalt is about to discover the hard truth that some battles have no winner—and in war, glory may be fleeting, but death is forever...


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