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The Church permitted nothing new-no new inventions, no new understandings of the world. What no one knew was that the Church was an elaborate fraud--a high-tech system established by a rebel faction of Safehold's founders, meant to keep humanity hidden from the powerful alien race that had destroyed old Earth. Then awoke Merlyn Athrawes, cybernetic avatar of a warrior a thousand years dead, felled in the war in which Earth was lost. Monk, warrior, counselor to princes and kings, Merlyn has one purpose: to restart the history of the too-long-hidden human race. And now the fight is thoroughly underway.
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I love David Weber for all his marvellous stories. These are a bit of universe and history you can not be delighted. I'm waiting for the 8th of Safehold's saga. A great book, but a bit too detailed. Weber wrote it. If you've read him before you know what I mean. I lo ve the whole series but the books must be rea in order to be appreciatd.
The storyline continues dirctly from o e to next … Show more Show less. I really enjoyed this series. I hope Mr. Weber finishes this series. Two thumbs up! How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author's style Explain the rating you gave Don't Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book's price Recap the plot.
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It's a little thing maybe, but it certainly builds up. Especially when the list of characters at the back of the book is practically pages long. In all fairness, there's on character Weber introduced re-introduced is probably a better word for it that I loved. However, I found myself skipping the rest of the book just to get to the few chapters that had her in them. Sad really. Those are all of the complaints that I can think of right now.
There are probably more problems that I've left out. Sorry for the rambling rant everybody. In case you skimmed through it as I'm sure I would, here's the gist of it: If you put any value on your sanity, don't read it. Feb 22, Mercuzio rated it liked it Shelves: This book is simply immense, Weber did a grat job keeping the pace with every single event on the whole planet Safehold.
While many may praise him for this, the extreme accuracy and quantity of details about the difficulties of organising supply lines, after forty terribly long pages I had listened the same supply lines issues not by one, but from all the characters of every faction, from the lowest grunt to every churchman in Zion. Weber has lately shown the orrible habit of writing entire chap This book is simply immense, Weber did a grat job keeping the pace with every single event on the whole planet Safehold.
Weber has lately shown the orrible habit of writing entire chapters of these sort of business meeting to make the book hideously longer. Moreover they are mostly useless, even though one or two are needed to sum up all the thousand of things that have happened, their pages wasted paper in my opinion literally steal space from the development of the horde of now immense number of main characters.
This tendence or "endless meeting chapters syndrome" seriously risks to ruin the Safehold series and gives me the suspect I would rather call it fear that their only use is to increase the lenght of the book. However I give this book three stars becouse it was well written, the battles glorius and the technical descriptions of everything, from economy to strategy and tecnological discoveries, incredibly accurate and belivable.
View 1 comment. Mar 06, Harry A rated it liked it. For the first time, I felt the force of criticisms I've read of Weber's recent books--basically, that he's too deeply involved in the worlds he creates, with the result that the novels are narcissistic developments of the world without an adequate story.
This novel has lots of details, many battles, strategic and tactical discussions, He tries character development, but the characters and their stories aren't developed; the battles, tactics, and strategy are. I'll keep For the first time, I felt the force of criticisms I've read of Weber's recent books--basically, that he's too deeply involved in the worlds he creates, with the result that the novels are narcissistic developments of the world without an adequate story.
I'll keep reading his books, but I expect to keep finding them less enjoyable. Apr 16, Patrick Murray rated it it was ok. I can't say that I enjoyed this one, for the most part. It's really lacking as far as moving the story forward in a meaningful way. Weber seems to be the victim of his own success. Either that or he needs an editor that will tell him to wrap it up. And if I read the phrase "in the fullness of time" once more, I'll puke.
Feb 23, John Mellby rated it liked it. David Weber continues his land war in this excellent series, although the book takes almost as much time as a real war. I enjoyed this a lot and read through it as soon as it was released. There felt to be a great amount of extraneous detail that wasn't necessary.
Jan 03, Dan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Another really excellent read. Mar 19, Kathy Davie rated it liked it Recommends it for: Real diehards of the Safehold series. Seventh in the Safehold military science fiction series revolving around a religious war while Merlin pushes this backward world into one that has a chance of surviving the future.
At least for the first quarter at which point it picked up and became more interesting.
But still, I don't feel as if we've made much headway in this installment. Yes, there are some notable events: Hektor and Irys' trials, the new PICA, m Seventh in the Safehold military science fiction series revolving around a religious war while Merlin pushes this backward world into one that has a chance of surviving the future. Hektor and Irys' trials, the new PICA, my realization that Merlin is quite serious about the entire world getting in sync with his plans—much to the military men of Charis' conceding dismay, and of course, the fairly easy time the ICM has of plowing through the Army of God.
But mostly it's a rehash of improved weapons and battles. Don't even bother trying to figure out which camp is currently being discussed in any chapter.
It'll take awhile before a name will hit you and you know, ah, the enemy or this is a friend. Stumbling across Militant Bishop and someone saying Mother Church helps.
Simply saying which country the camp is in doesn't help. Not me, anyway. We do learn that the original Schueler appeared to the first Wylsynns and charged them with keeping Mother Church more true to the original mission. The Story I was gonna cheat and use the official book description. Unfortunately, even it can't get excited, lol. Suffice it to say that battles are fought and won.
The Imperial Charisian Army impresses and progress is made. I know, whoopee. The Characters I've only touched on the major players and have pretty much ignored what was happening out on the battlefields. I think you can look at the character list I made out for Midst Toil and Tribulation , 6, and get an idea of who's running what and where. While it won't be quite as up-to-date, not much actually changes.
Major Merlin Athrawes is an avatar charged with bringing back the original mission parameters to Safehold. He has all the knowledge of the now-vanished, highly technical Earth, and it is the personality of Lieutenant Commander Nimue Alban , a woman dead these past years, which has been downloaded into his circuits. Ahbraim Zhevons is one of Merlin's alter egos he created which enables him to be in several places at once as he cannot reveal his technological capabilities.
The world of Safehold thinks all are seijins , powerful warriors from their myths. He's also Shilohian mountaineer, Zhapyth Slytyr. Owl is a computer program with which Merlin and those he let in on the secret can interface. Sharleyan's personal armsman, Sergeant Edwyrd Seahamper [Edward], is still with her.
Prince Daivyn Daykyn is her brother and the ruler, eventually, of Corisande. Lady Mairah Breygart is Irys' companion on the sea voyage home.
Prince Nahrmahn Baytz [Norman Bates] is still the Imperial spymaster even though he died in How Firm a Foundation , 5, and develops a great relationship with Owl, humanizing him. Dowager Princess Ohlyvya [Olivia] is Nahrmahn's widow and receives a great gift.
The Brethren of Saint Zherneau has guarded the journal of Saint Zherneau and is part of the inner circle. Doctor Sahndrah Lywys [chemistry; Sandra Lewis] is pure scientist, who is experimenting still with guncotton, and I think she's in love with Owl, at least his databases, lol.
Ehdwyrd Howsmyn [Edward Houseman], a. Styvyn Bruhstair is a master clockmaker and in charge of creating the tools and skills required for inspectors to guarantee uniformity of components. He's re-invented so many rules and gauges, it's not funny. Parsahn Sylz is a cheeseparing, taskmaster who's about to discover the error of his ways. Captain Ahldahs Rahzwail [Aldus Roswell] is his executive officer and senior assistant. They have become a rallying cry for the allies. Archbishop Klairmant Gairlyng makes his position on the Church of Charis and that of God Awaiting as well as the relationship Corisande is about to embark on with both Irys' marriage and Daivyn offering his loyalty to Charis perfectly clear.
Charlz Doyal [Charles Doyle] is still here. Lieutenant Charlz Sheltyn [Charles Shelton] is a jerk who gets his comeuppance.
Ahnzhelyk Phonda [Angelique Fonda], a. But by doing so, they changed the mission's intentions and angered fellow crew members: Pei Kau-yung and Pei Shan-wei her name became a curse.
Pei Shan-wei stored the original orders in a cave that became known as Nimue's Cave. Zhaspahr Clyntahn Jasper Clinton is the worst, a psychopath willing to destroy everyone for his own desires, and in charge of the Inquisition Archbishop Wyllym Rayno is in charge of Clyntahn's Rakurai and spies ; Rhobair Duchairn a French Robert is treasurer and desperately trying to find the money for this war; Allayn Maigwair , the Captain General, is struggling with manufactories and grateful for Lieutenant Dynnys Zhwaigair's inquiring mind in Dohlar while Brother Lynkyn Fultyn is in Zion — if they can just keep both from Clynthan's notice; and, Zahsyn Trynair [Jason?
The Army of God Army of Justice Sir Rainos Ahlverez is a Dohlaran, who ends up having a sea change about Thirsk ; Merlin and company quickly come to regret the speed at which he learns. Sir Lynkyn Lattymyr [Lincoln Lattimer] is his aide. Fortunately for our side , he's placed under Sir Ahlvyn Gahrnet [Alvin Garnet], the Duke of Harless , a Desnarian who thinks he's all that, right along with his second-in-command Earl Hankey ; Earl Hennet is another commander who believes calvary can do anything.
Sir Graim Kyr [Graham Kerr] is his grand-uncle's supercilious, idiot of an aide. The Key of Schueler is a weapon programmed to detect and destroy technology that reaches a certain level. Rakurai are independent assassins for the Church. The Cover It's very much a Baen Tor cover and cut into horizontal thirds with a dark band at the top showcasing the author's name in raised silver while the bottom band is bronze metallic with the embossed silver title. The central graphic banded in ribbons of purple is of Nimue and Merlin as they look over yet another new ship of the line.
The title is true enough, although I should think you could remove the "like", for this is not so much Like a Mighty Army , but is one. View all 6 comments. Boy, I really don't know how I feel about this book or about this series anymore.
On one hand, I love the series. It's an awesome, epic story told by a fantastic writer. On the other, like so many other people, I'm getting so damn bitter about the author and his stupid manipulations of us, the readers he obviously holds in disdain, so he can sell a zillion more books. His books move at glacial paces, almost nothing of note ever happens, no progress ever gets made, we're never much more further a Boy, I really don't know how I feel about this book or about this series anymore.
His books move at glacial paces, almost nothing of note ever happens, no progress ever gets made, we're never much more further along in the story line than in the previous book s. My God, at this rate, I'm easily going to die before the series ends!!! How in the world Weber expects to move from steam engines and breech loading rifles to plasma weapons and space ships to fight aliens in outer space in a few more books is beyond comprehension.
It's literally impossible at his pace. His books go at about one year per book. This was his seventh book. We've come seven years. We've gone from cannon balls to artillery shells. At the same time, the story is so amazing and so compelling, that you just want to know how everything is going to work out, what's going to happen to Charis, to the Church, to Merlin, to the main characters.
What's going to happen??? I want to know, dammit! This book is no different from the last book. We're still fighting land battles in Siddarmark.
However, at least, tides have turned from the last book and in this book Charisian forces are kicking the hell out of Church forces and their allies all over the Republic and it's sweet justice to see. Additionally, there are two or three big plot twists, which should and probably will prove interesting in future books -- all 45 of them, I'm sure -- and the very end of the book is pretty cool and makes me want to read the next book immediately.
And it isn't due to be published until next month. Oh well. The same problems exist in this book, only more so. The naming conventions are still a nightmare. Changing all the vowels to consonants is insane, but Weber does it, so you have names like Wyllyys and crap like that.
And that's an easy one. He likes to throw as many "y," "z" and "r" letters into names as possible as replacements for "i" and "e," etc. Then again, if you've made it this far in the series, I guess you're used to it.
I'm still irritated at all of the titles though. Everyone is a baron, earl, prince, upper priest, vicar, bishop, duke, princess, etc, and adding that to the names is enough to drive anyone nuts. Then there are Weber's pet phrases that he uses repeatedly. Everyone "snorts. It's fucking insane.
Everyone, including the women and girls, "bare their teeth. Dogs bare their teeth. Wolves bare their teeth. I want to kill Weber for this alone. It's brutal. To make matters worse, everyone -- all of the bad guys and all of the good guys -- do the following: Oh my God! I must have read about twitching lips some times in this book.