Synopses & Reviews
The world has changed. The mercantile kingdom of Charis has prevailed over the alliance designed to exterminate it. Armed with better sailing vessels, better guns and better devices of all sorts, Charis faced the combined navies of the rest of the world at Darcos Sound and Armageddon Reef, and broke them. Despite the implacable hostility of the Church of God Awaiting, Charis still stands, still free, still tolerant, still an island of innovation in a world in which the Church has worked for centuries to keep humanity locked at a medieval level of existence.
But the powerful men who run the Church arent going to take their defeat lying down. Charis may control the worlds seas, but it barely has an army worthy of the name. And as King Cayleb knows, far too much of the kingdoms recent good fortune is due to the secret manipulations of the being that calls himself Merlin—a being that, the world must not find out too soon, is more than human. A being on whose shoulders rests the last chance for humanitys freedom.
Now, as Charis and its archbishop make the rift with Mother Church explicit, the storm gathers. Schism has come to the world of Safehold. Nothing will ever be the same.
From the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Off Armageddon Reef" comes this much-anticipated sequel. Weber brings the political maneuvering, past and future technologies, and vigorous protagonists together for a cohesive, engrossing whole.--"Publishers Weekly."
About the Author
David Weber is a science fiction phenomenon and the author of the Safehold series, including Off Armageddon Reef, By Heresies Distressed and A Mighty Fortress. His popular Honor Harrington and Honorverse novels—including Mission of Honor, At All Costs, and Torch of Freedom—are New York Times bestsellers and can't come out fast enough for his devoted readers. His other top-selling science fiction novels include Out of the Dark, the Dahak books and the Multiverse books, written with Linda Evans. He has also created an epic SF adventure series in collaboration with John Ringo, including We Few. His novels have regularly been Main Selections of the Science Fiction Book Club. Weber has a bachelors degree from Warren Wilson College, and attended graduate school in history at Appalachian State University. He lives in South Carolina.