Shadows of War

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Shadows of War
Product information
Type Novel
Author Thomas S. Gressman
Pages 288
Cover Artwork Bruce Jensen
Publication information
Publisher Roc Books
First published 01 September 1998
ISBN-10 0451457072
ISBN-13 978-0451457073
Era Clan Invasion era
Timeline 3060
13 March, 30609 April, 3060
Series Twilight of the Clans
Preceded by Sword and Fire
Followed by Prince of Havoc

Shadows of War, by Thomas S. Gressman, is the sixth book in the Twilight of the Clans series.

The novel was made available on BattleCorps on 22 November 2009 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]

The massive invasion force of Operation Serpent has descended behind enemy lines. Their mission is to obliterate the military power of Clan Smoke Jaguar and seize the homeworld of Huntress. Commanding this historic assault is General Ariana Winston of the elite Eridani Light Horse mercenary brigade. After a year's voyage through deep space, they have arrived.

But the battle has just begun. The dangers are more far-reaching than Winston ever feared. And the Jaguar garrison is far more cunning than the troops of the Inner Sphere ever believed. For now, emerging from the shadows, a new threat is bearing down on the Serpent armies. The greatest danger to humanity's future is right in their midst. And it is about to ignite the fires of a war to end all wars.


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DropShips and Small Craft[edit]

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Foreign-Language Editions[edit]


A German edition, translated by Reinhold H. Mai, was published by Heyne in 1999 as Schatten der Vernichtung (ISBN 9783453168701).[1] Note: Certain book sellers report the book's publication date as being 2000, including one giving a publication date of January 1, 2000. This was republished as an EPUB by Ulisses Spiele in 2022 as BattleTech Legenden 42A : Schatten der Vernichtung (ISBN 9783963319853).[2]


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


A Russian edition, translated by E. Novikova, was published by Дрофа (Drofa) in 2003 as Тени войны (ISBN 5710769320) as part of a series produced in collaboration with Армада-пресс (Armada-Press). [4] [5]


A Spanish edition, translated by Jaime de Marcos Andreu, was published by Timun Mas in 2000 as Sombras de guerra.



  1. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog entry for Schatten der Vernichtung
  2. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog entry for BattleTech Legenden 42A : Schatten der Vernichtung
  3. Beholder product page for A háború árnyai
  4. Science Fiction Lab Book description for Тени войны
  5. National Library of Russia description for Тени войны