Prince of Havoc

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Prince of Havoc
Product information
Type Novel
Author Michael A. Stackpole
Pages 287
Cover Artwork Bruce Jensen
Publication information
Publisher Roc Books
First published 01 December 1998
ISBN-10 0451457064
ISBN-13 978-0451457066
MSRP $5.99, C$7.99
Era Clan Invasion era
Timeline 9 April 3060 - 15 December 3061
9 April, 306015 December, 3061
Series Twilight of the Clans
Preceded by Shadows of War
Followed by Falcon Rising

Prince of Havoc, by Michael A. Stackpole, is the seventh book in the Twilight of the Clans series.

The novel was made available on BattleCorps on 25 September 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]

Task Force Serpent has triumphed and Clan Smoke Jaguar is shattered beyond redemption. But the final battle is still to come, when Prince Victor Steiner-Davion braves the unknown and travels to the very heart of the Clans: Strana Mechty. There, with elite units from across the Inner Sphere, he must wage the ultimate battle to destroy the Crusader cause and forever eliminate the possibility of a new Clan invasion. Pushed to the edge of endurance by a peace they cannot understand, the Clans accept the challenge — and the ultimate battle begins.

But even if the Inner Sphere should prove triumphant, will their return be what they expect? Prince Victor left an Inner Sphere united under a new Star League to battle the most dangerous foe the Inner Sphere has ever encountered: the Clans. But he also left behind his scheming sister Katrina Steiner, whose ambition knows no bounds. Task Force Serpent and Prince Victor believed that facing the Clans on their own homeworlds would prove the most difficult fight of their lives. They will soon learn that their fight has just begun.


Star League Defense Force units, under the command of Victor Steiner-Davion relieve the decimated ranks of Task Force Serpent on Huntress, then travel to Strana Mechty to challenge the Grand Council of the Clans to put an end to the invasion once and for all.

The SLDF and representatives of the Crusader Clans fight in what comes to be known as the Great Refusal. Clan Nova Cat, sides with the SLDF. The Great Refusal marks the final destruction of Clan Smoke Jaguar. The Star League forces are victorious, returning to the Inner Sphere and leaving elements of the Eridani Light Horse on Huntress as an embassy.

Victor returns to find that Katherine Steiner-Davion has effectively usurped the throne of the Federated Commonwealth. The second Whitting Conference is held, and Theodore Kurita is elected First Lord of the Star League.

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Foreign-Language Editions[edit]


A German edition, translated by Reinhold H. Mai, was published by Heyne in 2000 as Der Kriegerprinz (ISBN 9783453149021).[1] Plans have been announced, with preorders being taken, for this to be republished as an EPUB by Ulisses Spiele in August 2022 as BattleTech Legenden 43: Der Kriegerprinz (ISBN 9783987320507).[2]


A Hungarian edition, translated by Novák Gábor, was published by Beholder in 2004 as A pusztítás hercege.[3]


A Spanish edition, translated by Elena Moreno Gutiérrez, was published by Timun Mas in 2000 as Príncipe del caos.



  1. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog entry for Der Kriegerprinz
  2. Barnes & Noble product page for BattleTech Legenden 43: Der Kriegerprinz
  3. Beholder product page for A pusztítás hercege