By Heresies Distressed (Safehold Series #3)

By Heresies Distressed (Safehold Series #3)

by David Weber
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By Heresies Distressed (Safehold Series #3) by David Weber

In David Weber's By Heresies Distressed, the battle for the soul of the planet Safehold has begun.

The Kingdom of Charis and the Kingdom of Chisholm have joined together, pledged to stand against the tyranny of a corrupt Church. The youthful Queen Sharleyan of Chisholm has wed King Cayleb of Charis, forging a single dynasty, a single empire, dedicated to the defense of human freedom. Crowned Empress of that empire, Sharleyan has found in Cayleb's arms the love she never dared hope for in a "marriage of state." In Cayleb's cause, his defiance of the ruthless Group of Four who govern mother Church, she has found the task to which she can commit her mind and her courage. It is a cause for which she was born.

Yet there are things Sharleyan still does not know. Secrets Cayleb has not been permitted to share, even with her. Secrets like the true story of humanity on Safehold. Like the intricate web of lies, deception, and fabricated "religion" which have chained humanity for almost a thousand years. Like the existence of the genocidal alien Gbaba, waiting to complete mankind's destruction should humans ever attract their attention once more. Like the existence of a young woman, Nimue Alban, nine hundred years dead, whose heart, mind, and memories live on within the android body of the warrior-monk she knows as Merlin.

And so Empress Sharleyan faces the the great challenge of her life unaware of all that task truly entails...or of how the secrets the man who loves her cannot share may threaten all they have achieved between them...and her own life.

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ISBN-13: 9780765353993
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 03/02/2010
Series: Safehold Series , #3
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 141,711
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

David Weber is a science fiction phenomenon and the author of the Safehold series, including Off Armageddon Reef, By Schism Rent Asunder, and A Mighty Fortress. His popular Honor Harrington and Honorverse novels—including Mission of Honor, At All Costs, and Torch of Freedom—are New York Times bestsellers and can't come out fast enough for his devoted readers. His other top-selling science fiction novels include Out of the Dark, the Dahak books and the Multiverse books, written with Linda Evans. He has also created an epic SF adventure series in collaboration with John Ringo, including We Few. His novels have regularly been Main Selections of the Science Fiction Book Club. Weber has a bachelor's degree from Warren Wilson College, and attended graduate school in history at Appalachian State University. He lives in South Carolina.

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By Heresies Distressed (Safehold Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 171 reviews.
SteveTheDM More than 1 year ago
Unlike most of Weber's books, this one *didn't* climax in a huge battle. And despite the fact that I *love* Weber's battles, this was still an wonderful book. It's book three of his Safehold series (don't read this without reading the prior two), and Weber is really hitting his stride with the characters, the world, and the situation that he's stuck them all in. As a one-sentence summary, By Heresies Distressed is essentially the post-wedding consolidation of the new Empire of Charis, and the conquest of Corisande. There are certainly *some* battle scenes, and *some* technological superiority going on, but this is primarily a book that tells a story of political drama. If you had told me that politics what what the book was about before I'd started, I would have had serious reservations about starting it. But the truth is that it was hard to put down. Weber did a fantastic job of connecting all the dots and making a real *story* about what was going on. I was very impressed, and I'm eagerly looking forward to the next in the series. 5 of 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A horse stood up and opened her eyes. She blinked and looked around the thicket taking in the scene. She smiled and struggled to trot away. She groaned and trotted five feet away smiling nonstop. She giggled and rolled. Her mom watched a happy feeling bubbling in her belly. She smiled as she thought"i have my first foal and shes a girl!"
carl-larsen More than 1 year ago
i tried, i really did, but this series is slow, very slow. the books get shorter and shorter, less and less is happening in each volume. character A says something to character B then the whole thing is rehashed for a complete chapter to character C. i think the entire book could be condensed to less than 100 pages without losing a thing. i would continue with the series if they were reasonably priced, but in many cases the ebook is more costly than a paperback.
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PainFrame More than 1 year ago
I wouldn’t trust them with a broken-down draft dragon.  Book Three of the Safehold series continues to impress. David Weber is the only author I’ve found who successfully figured out how to get sci-fi into a medieval world. It’s not cheesy at all, it’s completely awesome, and every time Nimue Alban bursts into cybernetic action I couldn’t be happier.  I also enjoy the clever way the author found to tackle the subject of religion, an interesting take that I don’t think I’ve seen since Dune. I’m not sure how many of these books there are going to be, but count me in for the entire ride!
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Ill get him!
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