Sword of Sedition

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Sword of Sedition
Product information
Type Novel
Author Loren L. Coleman
Pages 321
Cover Artwork Ray Lundgren
Publication information
Publisher Roc Books
First published 5 April 2005
ISBN-10 0451460227
ISBN-13 978-0451460226
Era Dark Age era
Timeline 17 December 3134 – 2 June 3135
Series MechWarrior: Dark Age Novels
Preceded by Target of Opportunity
Followed by Daughter of the Dragon

Sword of Sedition, by Loren L. Coleman, is the fifteenth novel in the MechWarrior: Dark Age series. It was first published in April 2005 by Roc Books and was later republished in October 2021 by Catalyst Game Labs as a BattleTech Legends title.

The novel focuses on the gathering of Inner Sphere leaders at the funeral of Paladin Victor Ian Steiner-Davion.

From the back cover[edit]

Newly elected Exarch Jonah Levin is still trying to come to terms with the responsibilities of his office. With his recent discovery of treachery in The Republic's Senate, he can trust very few people—and not even his own Paladins have been immune to murderous intrigue...

Tensions are heating up between Exarch Levin and the senators determined to fight what they call the "injustice being done to The Republic's government." Some are even agitating for Levin's censure—a move that could accomplish the same thing as the recent attempted coup that killed legendary Paladin Victor Steiner-Davion.

One of The Republic's last hopes is the summit of Inner Sphere leaders gathering on Terra. Ostensibly a tribute to the assassinated Steiner-Davion, it also has the potential to halt the escalating violence of the last few years. And although Victor would not have wanted his death to be the cause of more political maneuvering, Levin knows that the great man would not begrudge The Republic this one final service—if only it isn't too late.


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A German edition, translated by Reinhold H. Mai, was published by Heyne in 2007 as Schwert des Aufruhrs (ISBN 9783453522879).[1]



  1. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog entry for Schwert des Aufruhrs