For centuries, the world of Safehold, last redoubt of the human race, lay under the unchallenged rule of the Church of God Awaiting. The Church permitted nothing new—no new inventions, no new understandings of the world.
What no one knew was that the Church was an elaborate fraud—a high-tech system established by a rebel faction of Safehold’s founders, meant to keep humanity hidden from the powerful alien race that had destroyed old Earth.
Then awoke Merlyn Athrawes, cybvernetic avatar of a warrior a thousand years dead, felled in the war in which Earth was lost. Monk, warrior, counselor to princes and kings, Merlyn has one purpose: to restart the history of the too-long-hidden human race.
And now the fight is thoroughly underway. The island empire of Charis has declared its independence from the Church, and with Merlyn’s help has vaulted forward into a new age of steam-powered efficiency. Fending off the wounded Church, Charis has drawn more and more of the countries of Safehold to the cause of independence and self-determination. But at a heavy cost in bloodshed and loss—a cost felt by nobody more keenly that Merlyn Athrawes.
The wounded Church is regrouping. Its armies and resources are vast. The fight for humanity’s future isn’t over, and won’t be over soon…
David Weber’s Like a Mighty Army is the hotly anticipated seventh volume in the New York Times bestselling Safehold series.
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As usual, Weber once again pulls his heroes chestnuts out of the fire. While I do understand the tactical doctrine that makes up for the superiority of the ICA and RSA, I believe Mr. Weber overlooked a few minor inconsistencies between this book and his previous one. The Grimm setting that he left us with in his last book seems to have been overlooked in this entire story. This is why I gave his book only 4 out of 5 stars. Overall, this is another superb example of Mr. Webers work.
Like a mighty army
It fit well with the series. A few twists and turns, a new hero, and the adventure continues.
Meaty but Less Entertaining
Let me first say I have immense respect for DW. I love his work and have read nearly everything he's published in English. The series (at least in broad outline) is clearly based upon his previous works and I loved those.
In this case, instead of space fleets and hyper limits you have human wars with old technology and DW's knowledge of history including infantry and Calvary tactics is extensive. However, I felt like I was reading Robert Jordan ... around book 8 where things slowed down so much I got bored. I can see this series is to be his ULTIMATE series combing world-building with mans eventual return to space. So, while the series may ultimately be the pinnacle of his life's work, (I hope so) this book was so much meat it lacked flavor and variety. For me this missed the mark.
I wish Mr Weber the best and I will hang in on this series but at least for me this book was often painful to read.