Midst Toil and Tribulation

Midst Toil and Tribulation

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David Weber's New York Times bestselling Safehold series of military Science Fiction adventure, which began with Off Armageddon Reef, continues with Midst Toil and Tribulation


Once the Church of God Awaiting dominated all the kingdoms of Safehold. Then, after centuries of stasis, the island kingdom of Charis began to defy the edicts of Mother Church--egged on, some say, by the mysterious warrior-monk Merlin Athrawes, who enjoys the Charisian royal family's absolute trust.

What vanishingly few people know is that Merlin is the cybernetic avatar of a young woman a thousand years dead, felled in the war in which aliens destroyed Earth...and that since awakening, his task has been to restart the history of the long-hidden human race.

Now, reeling from the wars and intrigues that have cascaded from Charis's declaration of independence, the Republic of Siddermark slides into chaos. The Church has engineered a rebellion, and Siddermark's all-important harvest is at risk. King Cayleb and Queen Sharleyan struggle to stabilize their ally, which will mean sending troops--but, even more importantly, preventing famine. For mass starvation in Safehold's breadbasket is a threat even more ominous than civil war...

Publisher: New York : Tor, c2012.
ISBN: 9780765321558
Characteristics: 607 p. :,maps ;,24 cm.


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May 19, 2019

Safehold #6

Aug 24, 2015

Completed 6/21/15

Aug 17, 2014

I am still thoroughly enjoying this series. While the action of the first few books has abated in these last couple, I am fascinated with the watching the changes of Safehold in both the political and the religious arenas.

The first few chapters really didn't engage me or seem to have any great bearing on the story as a whole but it did not take long to get back into the world of Safehold and become invested in the characters lives and deaths.
The switch to steam power is fascinating though I shall miss the age of sail as it disappears from the books. I like the new 'rebel' characters that have been introduced through the land battles in Siddermark, I think some of their stories were the best in the book.

This is definitely one of my favorite series and I look forward to enjoying the rest of them.


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Jun 18, 2013

Continues the saga of the planet SafeHold and how Merlin the cyborg is slowly increasing the technology. Love the bits about the sea, but some of the tactics are a difficult read. Necessary to the plot, but a little slow.

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