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READ How Firm a Foundation Safehold #5 î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ã [Reading] ➳ How Firm a Foundation Safehold #5 ➻ David Weber – The Charisian Empire born in war has always known it must fight for its very survival What most of its subjects don't know even now however Spite its chain of hard fought naval victories Charis is still on the defensive It can hold its own at sea but if it is to survive it must defeat the Church upon its own ground Yet how does it invade the mainland and take the war to a foe whose population outnumbers its own fifteen to one How does it prevent that massive opponent from rebuilding its Firm a Foundation MOBI #243 fleets and attacking yet againCharis has no answer to those uestions but needs to find one uickly The Inuisition's brutal torture and hideous executions are claiming and innocent lives Its agents are fomenting rebellion against the only mainland realms sympat. Weber has a story to tell and who knows how many books it will take So fair warning to new readers this is NOT the place to start You really need to start with Off Armageddon ReefThough at first it seems like all Weber is doing is moving people around there are a few bits of story arc that are tidied up and brought to a conclusion A couple of these endings will make readers happy and one will probably break their hearts And it always nice to catch up with the large cast of continuing charactersHowever Weber while not as willing to kill off characters as George R R Martin still is willing to kill off secondary characters that we have come to know and enjoy And several of those bite the dust in this book It will be interesting to see whom he tags to step into those roles in following booksWeber also loves to tell us lots of stuff whether we want to know it or not so parts of some scenes read like an info dump But these bits are easy to skip over without losing the point of the scene And I found the book to be a page turner in the best possible wayFans of the series should not be disappointedAnd let's hope the next volume comes out soonest

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Hetic to Charis Religious terrorists have been dispatched to wreak havoc against the Empire's subjects Assassins stalk the Emperor and Empress their allies and advisers and an innocent young boy not yet eleven years old whose father has already been murdered And Merlin Athrawes the cybernetic avatar of a young woman a thousand years dead has finally learned what sleeps beneath the far off Temple in the Church of God Awaiting's city of ZionThe men and women fighting for human freedom and tolerance have built a foundation for their struggle in the Empire of Charis with their own blood but will that foundation be firm enough to surviv. A pretty typical David Weber book Slightly larger than life good guys who come out ahead against near impossible odds; incredibly detailed battle scenes; some bad guys with a conscience one bad guy who's mustache twirling evil you know the drill I do feel obligated to point out that Weber was much less info dumpy than normal with this one even if my eyes were glazing over at all the five second characters Thankfully the book includes a glossary of charactersNonetheless fun read Despite Weber's love affair with constitutional monarchies I do enjoy his philosophical takes on life and politics Definitely don't start here if you're interested in the Safehold series These are best read in order

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How Firm a Foundation Safehold #5The Charisian Empire a Foundation PDF #8608 born in war has always known it must fight for its very survival What most of its subjects don't know even now however is how much it's fighting for Emperor Cayleb Empress Sharleyan Merlin Athrawes and their innermost circle of most trusted advisers do know And because they do they know the penalty if they lose will be far worse than their own deaths and the destruction of all they know and loveFor five years Charis has survived all the Church of God Awaiting and How Firm ePUB #231 the corrupt men who control it have thrown at the island empire The price has been high and paid in blood De. David Weber's latest Safehold novel titularly science fiction has now swept straight into the alternative history segment of the field True its an alternative history not shaped by events on Earth but set in a far distant world but its mostly a story about the conflict between a sailing empire and a religious empire who are coming to blows both at sea between their fleets and on land Most of the action takes place at sea in the form of two richly detailed engagements and some terrorism on land by the Church's proxies If compelled to read it by an allegiance to the past novels you will find the talkative aspects of the prior books uelled a little but still predominating the actionAt the same time Merlin the character who has set in motion many of the events of the book has been relegated in many ways to a sideshow Its his very advanced nature that compells this These novels to my mind are almost like a what if episode of Star Trek's prime directive What if Kirk and Spock intervened on a medieval industrial planet and parsed out ideas to the smarter inventors and industrialists to use to advance military warfare and industry But Kirk and Spock after doing so are not going to get into a phaser engagement with others and here too Weber is constrained by both that issue but also by sticking some mysterious devise under the Church territoriesAt the same time we do see a little into Merlin's mind as to what he may contemplate to break the stalemate with the Church and Weber has added some elements of a possible return of prior ArchangelsOverall this book is mostly filler in a line of books the plot seems to have advanced a tad the lines are even drawn between the sides but the excitement of the early books in the series has faded to an extent The cast of thousands of characters has grown even the death of a few will ever be inevitable as will Merlin's superiority even with that World's weapons but we can and should ask for from this author