By Loren L. Coleman
A REPUBLIC in danger Months have handed because the interplanetary communications internet was once destroyed, keeping apart planets around the Republic of the field. Achernar is among the few worlds nonetheless in ownership of a operating Hyperpulse Generator Station, in a position to communications around the galaxy-and a miles sought-after prize for the splintering factions of the Republic to obtain. Raul Ortega didn't qualify as an energetic MechWarrior, discovering a few solace within the Republic's army reserves on Achernar and dreaming of the day he may recognize the journey and glory of actual strive against. The Republic-loyal forces of Achernar whom Raul serves are supported by way of a unfastened alliance with the Swordsworn, a faction pledged to deal with Davion, whose leaders have an time table in their personal. whilst the planet falls below siege via another splinter team, the metal Wolves, who're purpose on taking pictures the HPG station, Raul is named to lively accountability. but if the Swordsworn wilderness Achernar in its time of desire, Raul discovers that there's little honor within the brutal realities of battle and the sophisticated nuances of treachery.
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A Call to Arms (MechWarrior: Dark Age, Book 2) by Loren L. Coleman