David Weber, while verbose, generally plots his novels much better than this one. This one was a stinker. Nahrmahn was right about what looked like firing up in Harchong, no matter what else happened, but he was also right about the need to keep any doctrinal conflict out of the equation. The Story Charis may have won the war and its push for the spread of technology, but the deadline for the return of the Archangels is looming. Much like the Siddarmark Central Bank in this novel, he has become too big to fail. Long-thought buried secrets and prophetic promises come to light, proving time is a merciless warden who never forgets.
The characters are cardboard cutouts, either wonderful or wicked or stupid. This one was a stinker. The Book of Schueler and the Book of Chihiro were some of the later additions. And it does make sense. The latter is a case of floundering around in the dark. It's literally my job to take a wide swath of history and condense it in a way that will be accessible and entertaining for my students. Think back to the Spanish Inquisition and you're coming close to the nub of heresy and beliefs that stymie cultures unable or unwilling to look to move forward.
Some of it will make you laugh out loud. Through Fiery Trials is a journal of Safehold's progression from the end of their holy war with its politics and economics, and the story stretches over some thirteen years. So we get hundreds of pages of bad things and a few good things happening to new characters we don't much care about. Some people die peacefully of old age 2. Then years pass, people die, others are born, grow u I liked this book. Length is 32 hrs and 34 mins.
It's so weird to be giving weber 2 stars, but after 15 years of fandom, I'm growing tired of him ruining series with boring character point of views and unessescery plot developments. This was boring and pointless. I was hoping this one would do it. Seriously, you could just skip to the last chapter and be ready for the next book. I am a David Weber fan and I understand why this book was written.
Seriously, you could just skip to the last chapter and be ready for the next book. . Some people die peacefully of old age 2. . Mind you, I still think Sharley was right and we needed to tell him, but he wants to tear down the Temple yesterday, if only so he can start playing openly with Federation tech! I assume that there will be an eleventh book in the series. Rape occurs and is described in more detail than I would have expected, but nothing that sent me screaming into the dark.
And I get that if the reader hasn't read the predecessors. In the Honor Harrington series, sometimes its a little to involved in the theoretical science and engineering sections. The underlying series arc has been two-fold: expose the corruption behind the original schism among the Archangels and protect Safeholdians from the genocidal Gbaba. And the ending acts as a major stepping stone to the next book. The unholy war between the small but mighty island realm of Charis and the radical, luddite Church of God's Awaiting has come to an end. The unholy war between the small but mighty island realm of Charis and the radical, luddite Church of God's Awaiting has come to an end. Then years pass, people die, others are born, grow up, and marry.
If you like your reading to have a point? The novel is a direct follow on from 9, the supposed final novel, it's not a new story arc and consists mostly of the main series characters nattering about the economy and current affairs. Or the overused metaphor that is an understatement that has to be thoroughly explained to be an understatement. Merlin's own futuristic ship hovers below him. Now I should point out that one of the reasons I love Weber's books early on in a series is their attention to detail as they move along. The Archangels who wanted to adhere to the original plan included Shan-wei, now castigated as the Evil One. If you are a long time fan, read it.
Like A Mighty Army 8. There are undoubtedly more books to follow. It does not add to the overall story arc at all and had no story of its own. It's This is classic David Weber. Its allies include Emerald, Corisande, Dohlar, Chisholm, Thesmar, Tarot, Zebediah, and to an odd extent, Siddarmark, the Mighty Army, and Mother Church! That all has now been thrown away and, in my opinion, the series is irretrievably worse for it. In the end, other than an event that literally occurs in the last 3 pages of the book, neither the main plot-line nor the primary characters really advanced at all.
Length is 32 hrs and 34 mins. Not so much the first time around, but in later books, repeating the same discussion. The threat of kinetic bombardment. Maikel Staynair stood there, smiling as the young man standing at the sanctuary rail turned to watch an even younger woman enter the chapel. Much like the more recent Harrington series entries Weber has simply gummed up the works. I realized that the minute Mom and Dad and Merlin explained it to us.