Sword and Fire
|Sword and Fire|
|Author||Thomas S. Gressman|
|Cover artwork||Bruce Jensen|
|First published||01 August 1998|
|Era||Clan Invasion era|
|Timeline||3 January 3060 - 13 March 3060|
|Series||Twilight of the Clans|
|Followed by||Shadows of War|
The novel was made available on BattleCorps on 02 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
|“|| An awesome mission has been assigned to Task Force Serpent: to destroy Huntress, homeworld of Clan Smoke Jaguar, the Inner Sphere's greatest menace. But the invasion has suffered a serious blow: Marshal Morgan Hasek-Davion has been struck down by an unknown assassin. With the fate of the entire Inner Sphere in jeopardy, only one other daredevil warrior is brave—and reckless—enough to bring the enemy to its knees...
She is General Ariana Winston of the famed Eridani Light Horse mercenary brigade, and now commander of Task Force Serpent. The battle ahead is dangerous and uncertain, but Winston and her courageous comrades have the upper hand with hard-earned battle skills honed to fighting-edge perfection—and a secret weapon that could destroy Huntress for all time...
- Knight Commander Paul Masters
- Captain Roger Montjar
- General Andrew Redburn
- Brevet General Ariana Winston
DropShips and Small Craft
- Achilles-class DropShip Bisan
- Broadsword-class DropShip DCS Stiletto
- Claymore-class DropShip Marcinko
- K-1 DropShuttle
- Overlord-class DropShip Long Knife
- Union-class DropShip Avenger