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
WAR AND FAMINE
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...
read this seires and any other book by this author
This seires is one of the best I have ever read and all of David Webers books are amazing but read book one first or you will be lost best author ever his use of words is amazing and it makes the story come alive with caracters who feel real
Great book, and series. Bad narrator.
I have read all of the series up to this point and have found myself loving the series, but getting irritated at the lack of consistency with narrators. This narrator made this book almost painful to listen to. He over dramatized everything. He mispronounced almost every name. He sounded like he was perpetually out of breath. I will continue with this series, but I will not continue with this book. I recommend anyone who is listening to this series should either read this book or find a summary somewhere and skip it entirely. I did some research and found the rest of the series is narrated by the man who read the second book, so that is a huge relief.
Another great story by Weber, but ruined by the narrator - after six books shouldn't we be able to expect consistency of pronunciation from our narrators. The narrator seemed perpetually out of breath.
To be honest, the narration ruined the story for me, so I got the book and read it instead of listening to the rest of it. I should have listened to the preview first - I will do for any future purchases. if I could find a way to get a refund, I would.