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Battletech 44 Threads Of Ambition Book 01 Of The Capellan Soluti [Mass Market Paperback]

Loren Coleman
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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April 2 1999 Battletech Capellar Solution (Book 1)
The ambitious First Lord of the resurrected Star League launches a campaign to rebuild the ancient Capellan Confederation. With his sights set on expanding his borders through the reclamation of the St. Ives Compact, he is brought into direct conflict with his own family. Supported by the ferocious Hustang Warriors, the threat poses a danger to all who would oppose the First Lord's rule. With military units divided in their loyalties, the question remains: Who is willing to pay the higher price in blood?.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! Sept. 3 2002
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
This was a great book; it showed how Sun Tzu Liao had to be both politically and militarily successful in his campaigns. The author was also able to put a couple plots into one story. This was helpful because it let you see how the St. Ives compact saw the Capellan Confederation. The battles were also well described and the main characters were not invincible. Although sometimes confusing, I think this book is still one of the better books of the Battletech series.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed! June 20 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I am really disappointed by this book.
Sun Tzu is still hungry for power and does not care the least bit for his people! The first new elected Star Lord is the first one to abuse that position, too. I know the result of this two book "solution" and hope he will pay for that.
The authors really do have problems: they do not know enough of militarian behaviour. To make their goals available - most of the time against all odds - the heroes must be nearly unbeatable or "immortal" and the opponents must act stupid!
The CC was the smallest of the "big Houses" and owned a downed military. So how does it come to that famous victories for them? ==> Shifting the odds (by the author)!
Once I liked the CC for its exotic and religious ways and the peace!!full way of Asian philosophy (even the mad ancestors did not threaten that image) but this Sun Tzu is one to cast away!
I hope that the new Precentor Martialum will pay him back within 10 books!
It would be justice!
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This book depicts the events leading to the invasion of St. Ives Compact by the Capellan Confederation. As such the story unfolds through strategy and political measures taken by both sides. There were few mech combats and I found them rather uninspiring and lack the depth of tactical combat. The story also jumps back and forth between the Capellan and St. Ives point of view, which gets confusing at times.
I whole-heartedly recommend this book to those people who enjoys political thriller. But if u r like me and enjoys intense tactical combat actions, this book is not worth your time!
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By Deakan
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Is it not hard to imagine the Capellan Confederation rising up as a strong Successor State again? Loren Coleman is striving to make it believable.
Sun-Tzu Liao has decided to make a sort of movement, Xin-Sheng (rebirth in Chinese). He is increasing patriotism across the Confederation, and has just started a campaign to reclaim lost worlds from the 4th Succession War: the St. Ives Compact.
The story revolves around the struggles of Aris Sung, Maurice Fitzgerald, Warner Doles and Cassandra Allard-Liao, with Sun-Tzu and Isis Marik providing the backbone of the plot.
A must for all BTech readers!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Well Done Cliffhanger Nov. 16 1999
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Coleman has written a great book and a cliffhanger to boot! I bought this book when it came out and by the time I had finished it I was already waiting anxiously for the next one to come out. The book portrays a side of Sun-Tzu Liao that we have not seen in the Battletech books before. I hope the conclusion was as good as this one was.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's about time!!!!!! Oct. 30 1999
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As a fan of the Capellan Confedration and Sun-Tzu Liao this book really appealed to me. Mostly all the other b-tech book portray Sun-Tzu and the Confederation as fanatics and as an evil that must be stopped by the heroic Federated Commonwealth. This book tells a Capellan side of the story and portrays Sun-Tzu not as a maniac but as a great leader who wants to regain his lost realm. If your a fan of the Confederation GRAB THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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4.0 out of 5 stars Coleman may be rising up as high as Stackpole Aug. 26 1999
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This book has to be the best on Coleman has wrote so far. I liked Double Blind, but it had very little action in the middle, all the action was in the beggining and the end. Binding Force was not as good as these two books. It was not all that great, because it had some lame action, that book was average, at 3 stars. But I am speaking about this book. This one was sooo good, you would almost think Stackpole wrote it under a different alias. I think Coleman would be the excellent author for Capellan series, and for underground Mercenaries, and the entire Chaos March. While Stackpole goes with ComStar, DC, FC, LA, Kell Hounds, WC, WiE, and St. Ives Compact. Gressman did a good job on the SJ series, Victor Milan was into Camacho's Caballeros, and Black Dragom, which leaves William Keith Jr. with Grey Death Legion. So Robert Thurston does a good job with JF and SV Clans, while Rboert N Charrete does his Wolf's Dragoons, I am currently reading the one about the WD civil war. To tell you the truth, Coleman has earned her way to owning the bottom half on the IS. She also did a good job on the MW3 story too.
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