At the Sign of Triumph: David Weber's New York Times-bestselling Safehold series begun with Off Armageddon Reef, By Schism Rent Asunder, By Heresies Distressed, A Mighty Fortress and How Firm a Foundation.
The Church of God Awaiting's triumph over Charis was inevitable. Despite its prosperity, the Charis was a single, small island realm. It boasted less than two percent of the total population of Safehold. How could it possibly resist total destruction? The Church had every reason to be confident of a swift, crushing victory, an object lesson to other rebels.
But Charis had something far more powerful than simple numbers. It had a king, a crown prince, and a navy prepared to die where they stood in its defense. It had the Brethren of Saint Zherneau, who knew the truth about Safehold's founding. Who knew that the Church of God Awaiting was a monstrous lie. And it had Merlin Athrawes, last survivor of long-vanished Earth. Merlin, the cybernetic avatar of a woman dead over a thousand years, who was determined to break the Church's grip upon the human mind and soul.
So after eight years of war, it is not Charis but the Church that stands upon the brink of defeat. But the Church still commands immense resources, and — faced with the unthinkable — it’s decided that it, too, must embrace the forbidden technology which has carried Charis so far.
In the end, it is simple, for only one can survive. The lines are drawn, the navies and armies have been raised, and all of Safehold is poised for the final battle between those who believe in freedom and those who would crush it forever.
1. Off Armageddon Reef
2. By Schism Rent Asunder
3. By Heresies Distressed
4. A Mighty Fortress
5. How Firm A Foundation
6. Midst Toil and Tribulation
7. Like A Mighty Army
8. Hell's Foundations Quiver
9. At the Sign of Triumph
10. Through Fiery Trials
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Safehold Series by David Weber
I am 66 years old. I have been an avid reader since the age of 10. This is one of the best stories I have ever read. I thought Lindsey Buroker was good. But Mr. Weber is the best I have ever enjoyed. Thank You Mr. Weber.
Mr Weber gives small meaningful details of individual behavior and speech during war time that makes you feel you are listening in on soldiers conversations. He then quickly expands the view of the reader to reveal major military events. This back and forth personalizes the battlefields giving real emotion to the real terror and struggle of war. Mr. Weber puts on display the true horrors of religion and war with the true glory of religion and war. Oh yes, the story is also great!
At the Sign of Triumph
Another book based on a great premise, with some great action scenes, but way too many meetings. There are some good action scenes, but 10 to 1 outnumbered by meetings. The good guys have access to essentially futuristic technology, and use that primarily for what? Meeting by advanced conference calls. The main character is basically brought back from the dead, from a period of very advanced technology, and uses that technology for what? To miraculously fly around the world to attend meetings.
If Elvis came back from the dead to review this book, my guess is he would say, "A little less conversation, a little more action."