The Last Charge

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The Last Charge
Product information
Type Novel
Author Jason M. Hardy
Pages 304
Publication information
Publisher Roc Books
First published 4 December 2007
ISBN-10 0451461835
ISBN-13 978-0451461834
Era Dark Age era
Timeline 3138
Series MechWarrior: Dark Age Novels
Preceded by Fire at Will
Followed by To Ride the Chimera

The Last Charge, by Jason M. Hardy, continues the story of the Lyran Commonwealth's invasion of the former Free Worlds League.

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Anson Marik is at his wit's end. The Lyrans are pressing on his borders. His chief tactician has resigned. And his abilities as a leader are failing him. Now his enemies are on the move, taking the Commonwealth planet by planet, forcing Marik to pull his forces back in a bravely-fought running retreat. And if Marik cannot gather his strength to stop the invasion, his people will be doomed...


This is the second half of the Steiner/Wolf invasion called by the Lyrans as Operation Hammerfall. The book concentrates on Anson Marik flight to keep his nation together and fight off the invasion using his greatest achievement, the recreated Silver Hawk Irregulars. However, its dying effort, failure after failure. Anson's fiery personality become troublesome to manage with his surrounding people including his chief tactical adviser Cole Daggert.

Also, the story of Trillian Steiner continues, detailing her duties trying to control the course of the war against the Free Worlds League. As she tries to keep in check the powerful and power hungry Duke Vedet leading Lyran military campaign and the newly arrived Star Colonel Alaric Wolf and his Cluster of Clan Wolf warriors joining the invasion of League. Two powerful men not able to work together are making it difficult for Trillian to keep the coalition force from destroying itself.

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