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The Mechwarrior: Dark Age #3: Ruins of Power (BattleTech Universe #66)

3.24 of 5 stars 3.24  ·  rating details  ·  100 ratings  ·  4 reviews
With the planet Mirach now experiencing civil unrest, peace becomes unlikely. Governor Ortega is at odds with several powers-including his two sons, both aspiring MechWarriors who believe only a hard-won battle can save the planet.
ebook, 304 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Penguin Group (USA)
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The books in the "Mechwarrior: Dark Age" franchise continue their roller-coaster ride between entertaining and abysmal. "The Ruins of Power" unfortunately falls into the latter category, and it stumbles so hard into that hole that nothing seems to be able to save it.

After the epic "A Call to Arms" we are back to spy novel territory. Once again the plot is on a backwater republic world, Mirach, where some horrible caricatures are waging a political war on each other. The book's hero is a young ca
Chase Willett
Slow, not enough mech fights... but the ending was enjoyable. I think as a filler novel it was sufficient to the series.
Transparent bad guys, obvious plot twists, poor writing. The overall story arc among the books in the series is still really interesting, but I'm not sure if I'm going to slog through the shitty individual books to learn about it
Richard Tran
Felt like a rehash of Decision at Thunder Rift but no where as exciting.
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