Truth and Shadows

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Truth and Shadows
Product information
Type Novel
Author Martin Delrio
Pages 294
Cover Artwork Ray Lundgren
Publication information
Publisher Roc Books
First published 5 August 2003
ISBN-10 0451459385
Era Dark Age era
Timeline 31333134
Series MechWarrior: Dark Age Novels
(The Proving Grounds trilogy)
Preceded by A Silence in the Heavens
Followed by Service for the Dead

Truth and Shadows, by Martin Delrio, is the fifth novel in the MechWarrior: Dark Age series and the second book in The Proving Grounds trilogy. It was first published in August 2003 by Roc Books and was later republished in May 2021 by Catalyst Game Labs as a BattleTech Legends title.

From the back cover[edit]

The Highlanders defeated Anastasia Kerensky the last time she attacked Northwind—although she retreated with most of the troops. Now dispersed among several planets, the Highlanders will need a bigger edge if they are to end Kerensky's threat completely.

A rumor places Anastasia Kerensky on Northwind. If that's true, then the Steel Wolves must be close by. Determined to locate them, Ezekiel Crow and Tara Campbell order a reconnaissance—unaware that their enemy may be closer than they think.

With her forces on standby, Anastasia believes that there is little the embattled Republic can do to stop her from finally making a trophy of Northwind. What she doesn't realize is that she has allies she never imagined and enemies she never suspected.

It's a moment if truth for Crow, Campbell, and Kerensky, when lies emerge from the shadows, and the fate of a world hands in the balance.


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Foreign-Language Editions[edit]


A German edition, translated by Reinhold H. Mai, was published by Heyne in 2004 as Schatten der Wahrheit (ISBN 9783453520028).[1]


A Hungarian edition, translated by Zaránd Fruzsina, was published by Delta Vision in 2004 as Igazság és árnyak.[2]



  1. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Catalog entry for Schatten der Wahrheit
  2. Beholder product page for Igazság és árnyak