Mr. Mohan's workman-like prose shines through best during the tale's many 'Mech combat scenes. As a story about 'Mech-based gladiatorial combat on the game world of Solaris VII, Mohan delivers plenty of vivid description as he tracks the career of rising star David Singh. Singh is a man with a past, trying to re-make himself in the sometimes deadly games on Solaris VII. As an independent fighter, every contest becomes a struggle for survival, and a potential economic hardship.
Any damage to his 70 ton Grasshopper BattleMech needs to be fixed before the next match, and funds for repairs can only come through victory. After running afoul of shady fighter promoters and the agents of rogue Houses, Singh struggles to find true allies in a world where treachery is the norm.
Mr. Mohan knows the BT universe, and the details in his prose show it!
Looking forward to more!
[3 of 5 Stars!]