Service for the Dead

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Service for the Dead
Product information
Type Novel
Author Martin Delrio
Pages 293
Cover Artwork Ray Lundgren
Publication information
Publisher Roc Books
First published 4 November 2003
ISBN-10 0451459431
ISBN-13 978-0451459435
Era Dark Age era
Timeline 3134
Series MechWarrior: Dark Age Novels
(The Proving Grounds trilogy)
Preceded by Truth and Shadows
Followed by By Temptations and By War

Service for the Dead, by Martin Delrio, is the sixth novel in the MechWarrior: Dark Age series and the final book in The Proving Grounds trilogy. It was first published in November 2003 by Roc Books and was later republished in June 2021 by Catalyst Game Labs as a BattleTech Legends title.

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The world of Northwind has been decimated in the battle between the Highlanders and the Steel Wolves—and now the Clan warriors set their sights on Terra. The fate of the planet rests in the hands of three MechWarriors:

Ezekiel Crow—betrayer of the Highlanders—and on the run from both political and military enemies.

Anastasia Kerensky—ruthless ruler of the Steel Wolves—and if she has her way, the next Conqueror of Terra.

Tara Campbell—leader of the Northwind Highlanders—and Terra's only hope in its most desperate hour.


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Foreign-Language Editions[edit]


A German edition, translated by Reinhold H. Mai, was published by Heyne in 2005 as Den Toten dienen (ISBN 9783453520158).[1]


A Hungarian edition, translated by Zaránd Fruzsina, was published by Delta Vision in 2004 as A holtak szolgálata.[2]



  1. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog entry for Den Toten dienen
  2. Beholder product page for A holtak szolgálata