Challenged to prove his worth, Theodore Kurita, heir apparent to the Draconis Combine, begins a twenty-year odyssey of lethal encounters and narrow escapes, at the end of which he must confront his worst enemy--his own father.
Well, if you feel that way, 'Heir of the Dragon' is the book you need. For the first time, some fairness is brought into the Battletech series. Mr. Charrette shows you the universe from inside of the Draconian empire. The book's written with a deep understanding of Japanese way of life and the Kuritas are actually described as human beings rather than mindless animals that must be exterminated at any price.
Before you read this book, it is absolutely necessary that you read the previous volume - 'Wolves on the Border'. If you haven't read 'Wolves...' (I made that mistake), many things that happen in 'Heir...' will be difficult to understand. In fact, it's a good idea to keep 'Wolves...' at hand while reading 'Heir...' to refresh your memory occasionally. Even if you don't like 'Wolfes...', don't let it keep you from reading 'Heir...' It's much better, I promise!
'Heir of the Dragon' is the book that awoke the fascination about Japan in me. And it helped me hold through the Battletech series until my patience was rewarded by the Clan wars.