Measure of a Hero

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Measure of a Hero
Product information
Type Novel
Author Blaine Lee Pardoe
Pages 262
Cover Artwork Doug Chaffee
Publication information
Publisher Roc Books
First published 10 July 2000
ISBN-10 0451457943
ISBN-13 978-0451457943
Era Civil War era
Timeline 8 April 3060 - 9 February 3063
Series Archer Christifori novels
Followed by Call of Duty

Measure of a Hero, by Blaine Lee Pardoe, is the first novel about Archer Christifori's experiences during the Federated Commonwealth Civil War.

The novel was made available on BattleCorps on 04 February 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]

Colonel Felix Blucher's orders from the Archon were simple enough: quash the Davion Loyalist uprising on Thorin. But Blucher never planned on facing the fearless Archer Christifori, local militia leader and decorated MechWarrior in the Clan Wars.

As tension rise between Blucher's Lyran Alliance and the Davion Loyalist population, Archer is torn between obedience to the Archon or allegiance to his people. But when Blucher's forces go too far, Archer takes up the Loyalist cause and becomes commander of the rebel army. The final confrontation looms and the rebels face long odds—but it takes more than 'Mech's to win Thorin's freedom. It takes a hero...


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Foreign-Language Editions[edit]


A German edition, translated by Reinhold H. Mai, was published by Heyne in 2001 as Die erste Bürgerpflicht (ISBN 9783453187788).[1]


A Hungarian edition, translated by Novák Gábor, was published by Beholder in 2007 as Hősi nagyság.[2]



  1. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog entry for Die erste Bürgerpflicht
  2. Beholder product page for Hősi nagyság