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ELH Fiction
« on: 07 May 2021, 12:01:22 »
Hello, all-

I start a thread about the ELH fiction we're receiving this summer!  When I was a kid, the ELH were the unit I wanted to be in, you know?  So I'm excited about this, and can't see where it goes!

(Yes, I know this all sounds incredibly self-serving,  ;) but I really AM excited for this whole series!  :)

The first story in the series had an incredibly difficult task, to set up the whole future of the ELH, while also being its own great story; I think it nailed it.

I think Craig's story knocks it out of the park: while I had a suspicion the main character wouldn't shoot I wasn't 100% sure and that's a good thing!  I think its depiction of grief and rage was solid and overall, I enjoyed it!

Can't wait to see where it goes from here!

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Re: ELH Fiction
« Reply #1 on: 12 May 2021, 23:01:50 »
I really enjoyed the first two stories and felt the same tension as you in the second story. That's good storytelling. Looking forward to more.

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Re: ELH Fiction
« Reply #2 on: 21 May 2021, 07:23:29 »
I've bought some of the stories, especially the pre-Succession War or about to accrue.  Their too darn short for me, i want a book!

I may wait getting rest of it when collection / anthology comes out.
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Re: ELH Fiction
« Reply #3 on: 21 May 2021, 07:37:08 »
I am waiting for the PoD Omnibus that is hopefully coming once all the stories are done (like Tukayyid and the Proliferation Cycle)
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Re: ELH Fiction
« Reply #4 on: 24 May 2021, 20:18:38 »
The first story in the series had an incredibly difficult task, to set up the whole future of the ELH, while also being its own great story; I think it nailed it.

I really enjoyed the first two stories and felt the same tension as you in the second story. That's good storytelling. Looking forward to more.

Thanks!  I'm really glad you enjoyed "Conflicts of Interest."
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Re: ELH Fiction
« Reply #5 on: 04 June 2021, 07:11:55 »
 :bang: ??? ::) OK! I have part 1 and thinking of buying part 3 ,BUT WHERE IS part 2 and is that Craig Reed story. I look all over for part 2 but I can't find it . I need some help here.

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« Reply #6 on: 04 June 2021, 09:24:52 »
:bang: ??? ::) OK! I have part 1 and thinking of buying part 3 ,BUT WHERE IS part 2 and is that Craig Reed story. I look all over for part 2 but I can't find it . I need some help here.

https://www.amazon.com/BattleTech-Tears-Eridani-Light-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B092HW6J1G/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&qid=1622816615&refinements=p_27%3ACraig+A.+Reed&s=digital-text&sr=1-3&text=Craig+A.+Reed

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Re: ELH Fiction
« Reply #7 on: 04 June 2021, 21:26:26 »
I liked this one, showing how the ELH is striving to hold true to its ideals even as the Inner Sphere collapses around them.  Good Stuff!

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Re: ELH Fiction
« Reply #8 on: 04 June 2021, 21:49:17 »
Yeah, but what's wrong with a little bank robbery when it's Steiners you're ripping off?
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Re: ELH Fiction
« Reply #9 on: 05 June 2021, 08:04:02 »
 ;D Thank you sir for the link. trboturtle so it is your story.  ??? Question here why on Amazon? I go to the Cat store and wait for at least 3 or 4 items before I buy , which just did. I'll get your story it just I'm going to have to get other items there as well.

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Re: ELH Fiction
« Reply #10 on: 05 June 2021, 21:29:42 »
Yeah, but what's wrong with a little bank robbery when it's Steiners you're ripping off?

Almost a victimless crime! hahaha

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Re: ELH Fiction
« Reply #11 on: 06 June 2021, 23:30:51 »
just finish the 3rd book, i know understand the steiner being job jokes.  While the story was OK, i just couldn't get into it.  It was too short and paint by numbers type of story.  Much like the rest of the light horse so far.  maybe i am getting jaded. 

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« Reply #12 on: 12 June 2021, 16:36:05 »
I've just finished the second one.  I left a review on Amazon stating I knew the Eridani Light Horses but I really don't.

I've read the unit histories and what they've done over the years then you read these books and suddenly you understand just how brutal the earlier fights or the BattleTech universe were and what... had to be done

Both stories sucked me in and I couldn't put it down until I was done.  Both stories worked for me and I liked the length and characters

I loved the fact that the first story they refused to kill them all then the next one became more personal different stakes and showed if you push someone you'll get a reaction
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« Reply #13 on: 12 June 2021, 17:44:45 »
I've just finished the second one.  I left a review on Amazon stating I knew the Eridani Light Horses but I really don't.

I've read the unit histories and what they've done over the years then you read these books and suddenly you understand just how brutal the earlier fights or the BattleTech universe were and what... had to be done

Both stories sucked me in and I couldn't put it down until I was done.  Both stories worked for me and I liked the length and characters

I loved the fact that the first story they refused to kill them all then the next one became more personal different stakes and showed if you push someone you'll get a reaction

Looking at Battletech history, every time a mercenary unit's dependants were killed, the results for the people doing it are not good......

Wolf's Dragoons and Hansen's Roughriders come to mind....

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Re: ELH Fiction
« Reply #14 on: 13 June 2021, 00:05:04 »
Looking at Battletech history, every time a mercenary unit's dependants were killed, the results for the people doing it are not good......

Wolf's Dragoons and Hansen's Roughriders come to mind....

Craig

You would think of some point someone would stop trying to hold family hostages.  the only one that work that i know of so far was the 21 century lancer who dependents were held hostage so the word could take there place

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Re: ELH Fiction
« Reply #15 on: 13 June 2021, 13:19:32 »
Looking at Battletech history, every time a mercenary unit's dependants were killed, the results for the people doing it are not good......

Wolf's Dragoons and Hansen's Roughriders come to mind....

Craig

or that Lyran Guard unit I saw in FM:LA this morning whlle I was skimming it, lemme pull it up on PDF to find out which one ... ok, so I don't have it?  Odd!  Ok, lemme go to the store and WHY IS THIS STILL NOT AVAILABLE?? GAHHH???

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ok, so, yeah, it happened to a Lyran unit once, too -I PROMISE-  :D :D ;D