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Impetus of War (Battletech) Mass Market Paperback – 5 Dec 1996


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 293 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books; First Printing edition (5 Dec. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451455290
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451455291
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2.1 x 17.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,047,607 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The terrible mercenaries known as the Northwind Highlanders, headed by the redoubtable Major Loren Jaffray, are hired to capture a planet held by the elite Battletech warriors, who force them to take desperate action. Original.

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By A Customer on 11 Oct. 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The Northwind Highlanders are some of the best mercinaries in the Inner Sphere. Now they've been hired by the Draconis Combine to attack the Combine's number one enemy, the ruthless clan Smoke Jaguar. The Highlanders travel to the distant planet of Wayside, far in the deep periphery. They expect it to be an unimportant planet, with only a token force guarding it. What they find is the Smoke Jaguar's newest, hottest military force, primed and ready for action. Their intel useless, the Highlanders must come up with a plan FAST or face destruction.
This is defianatly one of the best Battletech novels available, and if you've read Highlander Gambit (or even if you haven't) you have got to try this book. It features many of the characters introduced in Pardoe's first novel, as well as introducing Kurt Blackard, Cullen Craig, chief tech Mitch Frasure, and clan bondsman Kerdon. This is a great sequel to Highlander Gambit.
A note, this book has Stirling's Fussilers rather than Macleod's Regiment as the primary Highlander unit.
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By A Customer on 15 Mar. 1997
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Blaine Lee Pardoe has done what no other writer in the Battletech Universe has done. Beat the Smoke Jaguar Clan on their own ground and made them like it. What is even better the Northwind Highlanders,a crack mercenary unit, is the instrument of that defeat. At no time was I even willing to put it down. If you like non-stop action with realistic combat sequences that stay true to the board game and a fast moving plot full of "what's going to happen next?"enjoyment, take the time and put down the C-bills for a very good read.
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By A Customer on 29 Aug. 1997
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pardoe has written another very good book in the Highlander series which began with "Highlander Gambit."
The book has very well drawn characters, including a woman Colonel who's as tough as nails.
Trapped and outnumbered, the Highlanders do not have a chance - - until Loren Jaffray decides to try out a "wild idea" with only a slender chance of working.
Here we again meet the Smoke Jaguars, the meanest and cruelest of the clans. And there's plenty of laser fire for the action fans!
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By A Customer on 22 Jun. 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
If only it could get better.......
That's how I felt after reading highlander gambit. Loren Jaffray and the Highlanders were so deep and cool that I wanted more. And lo and behold, impedus of war. I didn't even think about it, I just bought it as soon and I saw even the slightest mention of the highlanders. I don't regret it to this day. The plot is one of the most uniqe of the series and the Characters only rivaled by those in stackpole's novels.
A MUST BUY FOR ALL BT AND NON BT FANS!!!!
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