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Like a Mighty Army (safehold Book 7) [Kindle Edition]

David Weber
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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, cybernetic 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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    About the Author

    DAVID WEBER is the author of the "New York Times "bestselling Honor Harrington series, including "Mission of Honor." He lives in South Carolina.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 5708 KB
    • Print Length: 673 pages
    • Publisher: Tor Books; Reissue edition (18 Feb. 2014)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00EGJ3R1U
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #32,862 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Seventh in the Nimue Alban/Safehold series 26 Mar. 2014
    By Marshall Lord TOP 500 REVIEWER
    Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
    In this seventh installment in the "Safehold" series in which the major character up to now has been Merlin Athrawes, a.k.a. Nimue Alban, the land war in Siddarmark continues while people on both sides of the war are making more and more use of their own minds, something which the evil "Church of God Awaiting" wanted to stop. And there is one big surprise in the book, which the front cover nearly, but not quite, gives away.

    Some people love this series and others hate it. If you read this author mainly for his high-tech space battles, such as those in the Honor Harrington universe which kicks off with "On Basilisk Station (Honorverse)" you should probably leave the "Safehold" series alone.

    Here is a possible test for whether you will like the "Safehold" series. If you play computer games or board games, the likelihood that you will enjoy this series is directly proportional to the pleasure you get from playing Sid Meier's Civilisation (link: Sid Meier's Civilization V) or similar games. The heroine of this series is doing what the successful Civ player has to do: shepherd a nation surrounded by enemies one step at a time from a pre-industrial era with muscle-powered weapons and units such as swordsmen and galleys through increasingly advanced periods of history and up to the space age while balancing the competing demands of defence against hostile powers, economic development, and scientific research, and simultaneously juggling politics, culture and religion.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars An awsome read. 21 Mar. 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    As the whole series has progressed the characters have developed in a logical and reasoned way. The world in which they occupy is also a rich and vibrant environment.

    I thoroughly recommend that you read this whole series. The whole scenario running in it is well thought out and most importantly you get the reasons behind the decisions made on all sides.

    If you read this series and enjoy it try Mr Weber's " Honor Harrington" series. True space opera.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    By Peter2
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    This continues the story of the last remaining human outpost, hidden on the obscure planet named Safehold after the genocidal attentions of the alien Gbaba. To keep the planet unnoticed and make sure that its nascent civilisation would not call attention to itself by emitting radio signals, the paranoidal group that seized violent control of it after it was settled, locked the civilisation into a pre-technical theocracy, called the "Church of God Awaiting". They enforced their control by setting up a system of technology censoring called the Inquisition – with all that implies. Unfortunately, the ruling theocrats have become corrupt, and the Inquisition is being used to ensure that the cozy lifestyle of the Church rulers is not threatened. Religious schism and rebellion inevitably occur, assisted by the last remnants of the high technology that had founded the planet. As the book starts, the rebels are facing a huge assault in the Holy War instituted by the "Group of Four" who control the Church, and humanity's future hangs in the balance.

    The book is intricately plotted, but it is well written and the many threads of the story are interwoven without losing clarity. It majors on action, not character development, and on that, you cannot fault it. I was personally happy to discover that Hector Aplyn-Ahrmahk survived the attentions of the ungodly, and I am looking forward to the next installment.
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    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars At Last 22 Feb. 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    Everything that I expected. Prolix as always with David Weber but I couldn't put it down until I had completed it.
    I had followed the "snippets" and wanted my hands on the book ASAP.

    I detest the publisher's policies of delayed publication in the UK compared with the USA and the highly discriminatory price differences. It is actually cheaper for me to get a friend in Texas to buy the book and post it to me than to pay the UK price
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The latest book in a thriling series 11 Jun. 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition
    This book was available after a long wait due to the policy of publishing in America first. The story built on the previous books and got away to a great start almost from the first page. This book is a great read. I was unable to put it down after I had started. Each portion of the story led to another or to part of one which was already building. The stories all neatly dovetail towards the end. The glossary at the end is over 90 pages long and is probably overdone but apart from that you cannot fault the book and the story. I look forward with anticipation to the next book becoming available.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Moving as to war... 20 April 2014
    Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
    Onward Charisian soldiers!

    If you're expecting any quick resolutions to the greater plot arcs, forget it. If you tuned in to see the Charisians and Siddermarkians beating the glowing green snot out of the 'Temple boys' as the new slang has it, this is exactly what you were looking for. Some people will say it's more of the same, but at least it's a good more of the same. And some things do progress, such as the Iris/Hektor romance and the integration of Corisande into the Charisian Empire as a full princedom. And we have a new player in the form of a second PICA appearing on the scene...

    Obviously the story suffers from Turtledove syndrome (so many viewpoint characters and skipping back and forth between them) and as a result doesn't exactly leap along like a dainty gazelle, but that's kind of inevitable when you're telling a story of this scope. Some people will also find the lack of reverses for the good guys annoying, but I'm perfecgtly happy to read a good old curb stomp once in a while. And it's only a curb stomp tactically, on a strategic level there are plenty of indications that Mummy Church isn't anywhere near out of the fight yet.

    So, overall a good and fun read.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Long time comming
    Love the book, detailed and complex, the only issue with the whole series is that it is nearly being published in real time to the development of the plot, like the TV series 24. Read more
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    2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Episode
    Rather sad this episode in the long running Safehold Series barely advances the plot one wit over the previous book. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by al'Miral
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great book but...
    The Safehold series is great. The story line is creative and there is just so much detail. Only problem is that there are now "a lot" of characters in the plot and I found myself... Read more
    Published 4 months ago by AP
    4.0 out of 5 stars Moving along nicely......
    To get an idea of how complicated the world of safehold is, I showed the index of charectors to my wife. It looks like a mini novella. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by John O'sullivan
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Back on form with this one.
    Published 4 months ago by Simon Atkinson
    2.0 out of 5 stars Padded out with lengthy dull sections
    Far too much tedious "filler". I didn't feel this book moved the story on significantly or was nearly as good as any of the previous instalments.
    Published 4 months ago by Rotaxus
    5.0 out of 5 stars like me, you are hooked on the story line ...
    Yet another book in the Safehold series and David Weber continues to hold the interest of his readers. Read more
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