The Killing Fields

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The Killing Fields
Product information
Type Novel
Author Loren L. Coleman
Pages 269
Cover Artwork Bruce Jensen
Publication information
Publisher Roc Books
First published 01 August 1999
ISBN-10 0451457536
ISBN-13 978-0451457530
Era Civil War era
Timeline 3062
Series The Capellan Solution
Preceded by Threads of Ambition
Followed by (none)

The Killing Fields, by Loren L. Coleman, is the second book in The Capellan Solution duology. It covers the last year of the Capellan-St. Ives War and its monstrous conclusion.

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In hope of salvaging the embattled worlds of the renegade St. Ives Compact, Chancellor Sun-Tzu Liao has launched a war that stretches far beyond the scope of military conquest. His mission: reunite St. Ives with his own Capellan Confederation. But after months of combat extend into years, the smash-and-destroy tactics have turned the crippled Compact into a bloody wasteland—and the Chancellor's costly victory into a virtual deathwatch.

For the warriors of House Hiritsu, and for the Capellan and Compact soldiers on the 'Mech-shredded front lines Sun-Tzu's noble crusade has become a nightmare. And now, with his dream of glory slipping away, the Chancellor will make one last desperate gamble—a final solution to regain total control of a civil war exploding out of control. No matter what the cost.


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Foreign-Language Editions[edit]


A German edition, translated by Reinhold H. Mai, was published by Heyne in 2000 as Die Natur des Kriegers (ISBN 9783453161856).[1]


A Hungarian edition, translated by Novák Gábor, was published by Beholder in 2006 as Harcmezők.[2]



  1. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog entry for Die Natur des Kriegers
  2. Beholder product page for Harcmezők