Battletech - Wolves on the Border
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Battletech - Wolves on the Border (BattleTech Universe #8)

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Minobu Tetsuhara, a warrior-servant of the devious Warlord Grieg Samsonov, is forced to betray his former colleague, Jaime Wolf, and Wolf's mercenary Dragoons, after the mercenaries refuse to renew their contract with Samsonov and the warlord orders their deaths.
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H.L. Reasby
Absolutely amazing! The characters are really complex and wonderfully written. I can't recommend this book highly enough!
Brian Turner
Covering the period when Wolfs Dragoons were hired out to the Draconis Combine (3021 to 3028), it shows how a Kuritan warrior, Minobu Tetsuhara gets to know and befriend them, while still staying loyal to his Samurai code.

Lots of internal factions within the Kuritans, especially from the Warlord of the system and his aide who have a grudge against Tetsuhara.

Plenty of mech action, set against loyalty and duty to ones friends and rulers.

Eric Lawson
Wolves on the Border appears at first look to be the story of the Wolf's Dragoons contract with the Draconis Combine. But it really is the story of Minobu Tetsuhara and his struggle between Ninjō and Giri. In Minobu's case the conflict is between his honour and the friendship he has with Jaime Wolf, and his duty to Takashi Kurita as an officer in the military.

The story slowly ramps up the tension to the ultimate climax. A few spelling mistakes in the printing near the end of the story caused an...more
Joseph Thai
This book stands above all other Battletech novels (I know, that's not saying much). Still, it's pretty enjoyable and you don't need to know anything about the universe or the meta-plot to read it. The characters are interesting and the battles don't read like a transcript from a Battletech game. This is the only Battletech novel I would recommend to someone who isn't already a Battletech fan. If the idea of a Black space-samurai piloting a 10-meter tall walking tank sounds awesome to you, you w...more
J.A.
I got this book at the FIL (Guadalajara book fair) whithout really knowing anything about BattleTech; they had 2 more books (Spanish translations of the Warrior trilogy; so 1 book missing). I just loved them; regardless that at the time were the most expensive books I had bought.
Todd A
It had places that lost my attention. I put it down for a few months, went back to finish the last 1/4 of the book and really enjoyed it.

I want to see if Michi seeks his revenge.
George
I reread this book again after several years. Good introduction to the Dragoons and a great narrative on the epic battle of Misery.
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