Ideal War

Ideal War From the creators of the highly acclaimed Shadowrun series Captain Paul Masters a knight of the House of Marik is sent to evaluate a counterinsurgency operation on a backwater planet and discovers a

  • Title: Ideal War
  • Author: Christopher Kubasik
  • ISBN: 9780451452122
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the creators of the highly acclaimed Shadowrun series Captain Paul Masters, a knight of the House of Marik, is sent to evaluate a counterinsurgency operation on a backwater planet and discovers a guerilla war with both sides abandoning decency for expediency, ideals for body counts, and honor for victory Cover art by Boris Vallejo.

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    1. I'm currently re-reading Ideal War. It is one of my favorite Battletech novels; however, among most fans it gets less love. Why is that you ask?Well, first of all, Ideal War is set in the Free Worlds League that is lead by House Marik. The vast majority of fans prefer the Federated Suns and House Davion. Davion's enemies are the Chinese-Russian Cappellan Confederation (Liao) and the Japanese Draconis Combine (Kurita). The Federated Suns itself is a constitutional monarchy similar to England unde [...]

    2. When I first started this book I was disappointed as it didn't grab me. It seemed like it was going to be another of these political struggle books and not what was promised on the back. After about getting a third of the way through the story really picks up.Thomas Marik, the leader of the Free Worlds League chooses a friend to try and bring the concepts he has gathered from le Morte de Arthur to his people by creating the 'Knights of the Inner Sphere'. When help is asked to help quell an upris [...]

    3. Ideal War, by Christopher Kubasik, tells the tale of Sir Paul Masters, one of the initial Knights of the Inner Sphere, investigating the war on Gibson. The Knights of the Inner Sphere were created by the leader of the Free Worlds League to reintroduce chivalry to the Inner Sphere.War is not civilised, war is not neat. War is degrading, dehumanizing and destructive. This book shows the atrocities that all sides in war eventually enact. Sir Paul Masters eventually comes to realise this and try and [...]

    4. The beginning of the Knights of the Inner Sphere (who play a pretty big part in the Twilight of the Clans series).Quite a lot of politics going on, very little 'mech action.It's a good enough read if you know the background/what will happen later. If you pick it up as a standalone read then you're going to be disappointed.

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