Sword and Fire

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Sword and Fire
Product information
Type Novel
Author Thomas S. Gressman
Pages 280
Cover Artwork Bruce Jensen
Publication information
Publisher Roc Books
First published 01 August 1998
ISBN-10 0451456769
ISBN-13 978-0451456762
Era Clan Invasion era
Timeline 3 January 3060 - 13 March 3060
Series Twilight of the Clans
Preceded by Freebirth
Followed by Shadows of War

Sword and Fire, by Thomas S. Gressman, is the fifth book in the Twilight of the Clans series.

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[edit]

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...


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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 Feuer und Schwert (ISBN 9783453148888).[1] This was republished as an EPUB by Ulisses Spiele in 2021 as BattleTech Legenden 42 : Feuer und Schwert (ISBN 9783963318344).[2]


A Hungarian edition, translated by Novák Gábor, was published by Beholder in 2003 as Kard és tűz.[3]


A Spanish edition, translated by Jaime de Marcos Andreu, was published by Timun Mas in 2000 as A sangre y fuego.



  1. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog entry for Feuer und Schwert
  2. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog entry for BattleTech Legenden 42 : Feuer und Schwert
  3. Beholder product page for Kard és tűz