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Patriots and Tyrants

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Patriots and Tyrants
Product information
Type Novel
Author Loren L. Coleman
Pages 275
Cover Artwork Fred Gambino
Publication information
Publisher Roc Books
First published 5 September 2001
ISBN-10 0451458451
ISBN-13 978-0451458452
Era Civil War era
Timeline 25 December 3061 – 20 December 3063
Followed by Storms of Fate

Patriots and Tyrants, by Loren L. Coleman, covers the beginning of the Federated Commonwealth Civil War.

The novel was made available on BattleCorps on 28 March 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]

Bitter rivalries within the Star League threaten to plunge the entire Inner Sphere into chaos, as Victor Steiner-Davion and his sister, Katrina, maneuver their own forces to the brink of civil war. At the same time, their young brother, Arthur, is beginning to gain his own supporters in the Federated Commonwealth—including the powerful Draconis March, who see their own path to power within the younger warrior.

And even as the clouds of insurrection begin to rumble within her own domain, the cunning Katrina devises a ruthless campaign of death that can crush the growing rebellion, rid her of the young upstart Arthur, and strike at the very heart of her hated brother Victor...


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Foreign-Language Editions[edit]


A German edition, translated by Reinhold H. Mai, was published by Heyne in 2001 as Gezeiten der Macht (ISBN 9783453171169).[1]


A Hungarian edition was published by Beholder in 2008 as Hazafiak és zsarnokok.[2]



  1. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog,
  2. Beholder Product Page for Hazafiak és zsarnokok,