This is the first BattleTech book I ever finished. I had started Blood Legacy once, but I wasn’t much into reading at the time, so I couldn’t appreciate it much.
This one puts you smack-dab in the middle of the FedCom civil war. It takes place on a planet named New Syrtis which is in the Capellan March – a neutral zone until now. Katrina Stiener-Davion orders the invasion of the planet which is unexpectedly well-prepared for such an attack.
Overall I thought it was a good book, but kinda jumpy. You’d be reading about some military leaders doing some planning then you’re right in the middle of a ‘Mech battle. It was kinda confusing, but easily dealt with.
If you see it, it would be worth getting, but I wouldnt go searching for it. I enjoyed it, though.