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Illusions of Victory (BattleTech Universe #51)

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Solaris VII is home to the ultimate sporting event -- where Mechwarriors from every corner of the Inner Sphere come to make war. Michael Searcy arrived in dishonor, but worked his way up in the ranks to become one of the game's most accomplished players. But now, ancient grudges have reached beyond the arena. And Michael is caught in a championship match where the winner ...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Roc (first published 2000)
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Christopher
Jul 26, 2009 Christopher rated it liked it
Shelves: battletech
This was one of those Battletech books that asks you to remember who is who in regards to the galactic civil war. If you're like me an gloss over maps, names, etc then you'll be a hint challenged.

That said, this one didn't go according to the script in my head. I felt like it really had two climaxes, which was great because I love reading about what happens after a climax.

I would also like to say that I didn't know how to respond to the main character. He was 'colorful' with his persona, yet t
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Oct 02, 2009 Doc rated it it was amazing
Hands down the best in the series. Mech fights, intrigue, politics, gambling, spies, and lots of explosions! But seriously, this story moves so well and keeps you glued to each page. This is one of those reads that has you staying up late at night and saying “Maybe just one more page.”
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Jun 01, 2014 Brian Turner rated it it was amazing
This was the first Battletech novel I got, and have been hooked on the series since.
Actually a very good place to start, set in the arenas of Solaris VII which are a microcosm of the whole Inner Sphere, so you get a good grounding about what is going on and the main groups involved.
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Loren L. Coleman (born 1968) is a science-fiction writer, born and grew up in Longview, Washington.

He is known for having written many books for series such as Star Trek, Battletech/Mechwarrior, Age of Conan, Crimson Skies, Magic: The Gathering and others. Former member of the United States Navy, he has also written game fiction and source material for such companies as FASA Corporation, TSR, Inc.
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