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Return to Book Page. Keith Jr. Thirty years before the Clan invasion, the crumbling empires of the Inner Sphere were locked in the horror of the Third Succession War.
The great Houses, whose territories spanned the stars, used BattleMechs to smash each other into rubble. Grayson Death Carlyle had been training to be a MechWarrior since he was ten years old, but his graduation came sooner than expected.
W Thirty years before the Clan invasion, the crumbling empires of the Inner Sphere were locked in the horror of the Third Succession War. With his friends and family dead and his father's regiment destroyed, young Grayson finds himself stranded on a world turned hostile. And now he must learn the hardest lesson of all: it takes more than a BattleMech to make a MechWarrior. To claim the title of MechWarrior all he has to do is capture one of those giant killing machines by himself.
If it doesn't kill him first. Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages. Published September 1st by Roc first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Decision at Thunder Rift , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Decision at Thunder Rift. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters.
Sort order. I didn't go in to this expecting a masterpiece that changed the game, and made me think. I was looking for a fun licensed sci-fi book. And that's exactly what I got. If you like that kind of stuff you could do a lot worse. I'm a fan of Battletech and this scratched the itch I had so it gets three stars. Decision at Thunder Rift takes place in the Battletech game universe, where soldiers fight wars in giant robots called Mechs.
I heard about this book on a podcast in which the hosts are Battletech players. Battletech has a huge backstory and I appreciated this book in that it focused on a small corner of that universe. All of the action takes place on a backwater planet. The battles are small and personal. The politics of the Battletech universe made sense and did not overwhelm me. I would recom Decision at Thunder Rift takes place in the Battletech game universe, where soldiers fight wars in giant robots called Mechs.
I would recommend this as someone's first Battletech novel. It's fun, but if you want something like this that's actually good, read planet of adventure by Jack Vance. View 1 comment. Oct 07, Kynan rated it liked it Shelves: science-fiction , ebook , series , male-author , male-protagonist , military , battletech.
Finished: Wow! Most lists recommend skipping The Sword and the Dagger, for a variety of reasons, but mostly "because it's terrible".
First off, if you like me came to BattleTech looking for giant fighting robots then you're going to be Finished: Wow! First off, if you like me came to BattleTech looking for giant fighting robots then you're going to be a happy camper! We've got giant robots fighting giant robots, giant robots fighting hovercraft, giant robots fighting people, if there's something to be fought, you're going to find a giant robot fighting it! So that's nice. I don't have any complaints about this book!
It's a bit action movie but sometimes that's what you're after! Strap in, suspend disbelief, have fun! May 13, Drinkinwookie rated it did not like it. One star but add 4 stars to that review if you are 12 year old me.
To be fair this book had some things to recommend it. The villains nefarious plot is well thought out, the climax is tactically interesting and juggles three inter-related battles deftly switching at just the right moment and an honest attempt is made at describing the alien planet's topography and climate in a science fiction-y way. What dooms the book is that the characters are drawn so shallowly that to call them 1 dimensional One star but add 4 stars to that review if you are 12 year old me.
What dooms the book is that the characters are drawn so shallowly that to call them 1 dimensional might do them too much credit. This was the author's first book and he managed to parley it into a long career as a writer so there's that. May 16, Cody rated it really liked it.
I was enjoying the new PC game and was happy to see some of the old books available in epub for cheap. I might have read this one back in the day, but it felt fresh and fun and not dated at all.
Recommended for any fans of Battletech! Aug 31, Jonathan rated it it was amazing. Great story, plenty of action. May 26, Adam rated it it was amazing Shelves: science-fiction. This is the first Battletech book in the series. I managed to buy a few of these over the years, but I was always pretty confused on where the start with this series, because it was later "re-started" when RoC took over publishing the novels from FASA and then RoC started re-publishing the old novels, so it was quite confusing I wound up reading "Way of the Clans" first by accident, but that was the first RoC published book, not the first Battletech novel.
Anyway, I fondly remember looking at This is the first Battletech book in the series. Anyway, I fondly remember looking at these novels in Walden Books when I was middle school and always wanting to delve into this series. Luckily, today, we have Goodreads! So, now, I was able to put this series in perspective and actually start with the real first books. So here I am, finally at the beginning with "Decision at Thunder Rift" and it was an excellent book.
William H. He managed to not make this solely about campaign battling, but keep the spirit of the RPG with political intrigue as well.
There are some references that might be a bit confusing like the Succession Wars and why so many of the Mechs are around one hundred years old and in some level of disrepair, but you might need to go read up on the setting to get up to speed on those specific things. Luckily, Wikipedia exists to help people get up to speed on the setting and I do recommend reading over the history article on Battletech before delving into the novels, especially if you are unfamiliar with the game itself.
Anyway, Battletech at this point is set in the 31st century and Keith puts us in a back water planet where negotiations have resulted in the planets care changing hands. However, things don't go as they seem and our main character Grayson Death Carlyle finds himself in the middle of intense political intrigue and though he has never taken a Mech into battle, he has trained all his life for the moment. He will get his chance sooner than he ever thought. Grayson finds himself in charge of a new company of Mechwarriors pieced together and fighting a foe that could easily crush them This book begins us on quite the saga starring Grayson and Lori.
It's funny, because at first I didn't really like the Grayson character, but I think that's by design, because as the novel continues and Grayson grows beyond his almost Paladin like attitude he becomes far more realistic. Towards the end I really wanted to read more stories about his and Lori's adventures.
Now Lori, I liked immediately, she was a great foil to Grayson's idea of "the way the world should be", because she really represents more what the world is actually like. By the end of the novel I really looked forward to watching these two characters grow together and was pleased to see there are a number of novels after this one concerning them. If you're first delving into Battletech, the complexity of the universe developed by FASA can seem overwhelming.
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You will need to use a flexible and clever strategy, switching from urgent attack to deep defense as the situation on the battlefield changes before your eyes. You will need to use every trick you can imagine, and always keep tactics at the front of your mind! The scenarios in this booklet present you with the kind of battles that brave Japanese warriors fought during the Samurai era. Each of your objectives you can complete awards you Glory Points. The commander who has gathered the most Glory Points will be the winner! Different objectives have a different tactical value. As commander, you must weigh your options to maximize the effectiveness of your forces.
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Decision at Thunder Rift
What do you do when you sit in your own pensive way? You are confused What do you want to hang out with your friends? None of that is profitable and Not useful for you.