BattleTech Novel List

This is a complete listing of BattleTech Novels in the order in which they should be read which is in approximately Chronological order, not when the books were actually published. This will give you a sense of flow for the events of the BattleTech Universe.

I say approximate Chronological order, because some books, or series, cover the events in others.  For example, the Jade Phoenix Trilogy acutally starts before The Blood of Kerensky series, and ends after it.  It is placed where it is because, The Blood of Kerensky Series, while written later, provides background for the Jade Phoenix.  (confusing is it not??)

 

Book Title Author Comments
Sword and the Dagger Ardath Mayhar The 31st Century begins
Decision at Thunder Rift William H. Keith Jr. Saga of the Grey Death Legion -- Book 1
Mercenary’s Star William H. Keith Jr. Saga of the Grey Death Legion -- Book 2
The Price of Glory William H. Keith Jr. Saga of the Grey Death Legion -- Book 3
Warrior: En Guarde Michael A. Stackpole Birth of the Federated Commonwealth--Book 1
Warrior: Riposte Michael A. Stackpole Birth of the Federated Commonwealth--Book 2
Warrior: Coupe Michael A. Stackpole Birth of the Federated Commonwealth--Book 3
Wolves on the Border Robert N. Charrette  
Heir to the Dragon Robert N. Charrette  
Lethal Heritage Michael A. Stackpole The Blood of Kerensky -- Book 1
Blood Legacy Michael A. Stackpole The Blood of Kerensky -- Book 2
Lost Destiny Michael A. Stackpole The Blood of Kerensky -- Book 3
Way of the Clans Robert Thurston Jade Phoenix Trilogy -- Book 1
Bloodname Robert Thurston Jade Phoenix Trilogy -- Book 2
Falcon Guard Robert Thurston Jade Phoenix Trilogy -- Book 3
Wolf Pack Robert N. Charrette  
Main Event James D. Long  
Ideal War Christopher Kubasik Is there room for Honor in a dirty little war?
Natural Selection Michael A. Stackpole  
Assumption of Risk Michael A. Stackpole  
Blood of Heroes Andrew Keith  
Close Quarters Victor Milan  
Far Country Peter L. Rice  
D.R.T James D. Long  
Tactics of Duty William H. Keith Jr.  
Bred for War Michael A. Stackpole  
I am Jade Falcon Robert Thurston  
Star Lord Donald G. Phillips  
Highlander Gambit Blaine Lee Pardoe  
Hearts of Chaos Victor Milan  
Operation Excaliber William H. Keith Jr.  
Malicious Intent Michael A. Stackpole  
Black Dragon Victor Milan  
Impetus of War Blain Lee Pardoe  
Double Blind Loren L. Coleman  
Binding Force Loren L. Coleman  
Exodus Road Blaine L. Pardoe Twilight of the Clans -- Book 1
Grave Conenant Michael A. Stackpole Twilight of the Clans -- Book 2
The Hunters Thomas S. Gressman Twilight of the Clans -- Book 3
FreeBirth Robert Thurston Twilight of the Clans -- Book 4
Sword and Fire Thomas S. Gressman Twilight of the Clans -- Book 5
Shadows of War Thomoas S. Gressman Twilight of the Clans -- Book 6
Prince of Havoc Michael A. Stackpole Twilight of the Clans -- Book 7
Falcon Rising Robert Thurston Twilight of the Clans -- Book 8
Threads of Ambition Loren L. Coleman The Capellan Solution -- Book 1
The Killing Fields Loren L. Coleman The Capellan Solution -- Book 2
Dagger Point Thomas Gressman  
Ghost of Winter Stephen Kenson One of the MechWarrior Books, while set in the BT Universe, presents no information that furthers the time line.
Roar of Honor Blaine Lee Pardoe One of the MechWarrior Books, while set in the BT Universe, presents no information that furthers the time line.
By Blood Betrayed Blaine Lee Pardoe & Mel Odem One of the MechWarrior Books, while set in the BT Universe, presents no information that furthers the time line.
Illusions of Victory Loren L. Coleman Is the game world of Solaris VII a reflection of the Inner Sphere?
Flashpoint Loren L. Coleman
Measure of a Hero Blaine Lee Pardoe  
Path of Glory Randall N. Bills  
Test of Vengeance Bryan Nystul
Patriots and Tyrants Loren L. Coleman
Call of Duty Blain Lee Pardoe
Initiation to War Robert N. Charette A MechWarrior Book, it does further the time line
The Dying Time Thomas S. Gressman A MechWarrior Book, it does further the time line
Storms of Fate Loren L. Coleman
Imminent Crisis Randall N. Bills A MechWarrior Book, it does further the time line
Operation Audacity Blaine Lee Pardoe
EndGame Loren L. Coleman
Ghost War Michael A. Stackpole First of the MechWarrior Dark Age books:  set approximately 80 years after End Game
A Call to Arms Loren L. Coleman
Ther Ruins of Power Robert E. Vardeman
A Silence in the Heavens Martin Del Rio
Truth and Shadows Martin Del Rio
Service for the Dead Martin Del Rio
By Temptations and by War Loren L. Coleman