With new alliances forged and old regimes fractured, Merlinthe cybernetic avatar of Earth's last survivor and immortal beacon to humanityand the colonies of Safehold have many adventures ahead in Through Fiery Trials, the continuation of David Weber's New York Times bestselling military science fiction series
Those on the side of progressing humanity through advanced technology have finally triumphed over their oppressors. The unholy war between the small but mighty island realm of Charis and the radical, luddite Church of God's Awaiting has come to an end.
However, even though a provisional veil of peace has fallen over human colonies, the quiet will not last. For Safefold is a broken world, and as international alliances shift and Charis charges on with its precarious mission of global industrialization, the shifting plates of the new world order are bound to clash.
Yet, an uncertain future isn't the only danger Safehold faces. Long-thought buried secrets and prophetic promises come to light, proving time is a merciless warden who never forgets.
“Vast, complex, intricate, subtle, and unlaydownable....The biggest thing in science fiction since Isaac Asimov's Foundation series.”Dave Duncan on the Safehold series
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
About the Author
DAVID WEBER is the most popular living author of military science fiction. Aside from the Safehold series, he is also known for the New York Times bestselling Honor Harrington series, including A Rising Thunder (2012). He lives in South Carolina.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Loved it. Going to miss some old friends now. But in this series time really does move on. Fond memories for those who fell. Fun meating the next generation of those taking up the cause. Read the book straight through, then went back and reread the entire series including this one again.
Well, I haven't finished the book yet (pg 379) because I've used up all the coffee in a 50 mile radius of where I live and I'm waiting for re-stocking of the supermarkets. So far it's the kind of multi-hundred page snoozefest padding by exposition that Weber is known for (in some of this series and in some of the Honorverse books). In this case, long multi-page expositions on how hydrogen is obtained, longer multi-page expositions on how a nation's Central Bank works (or doesn't work), even longer multi-page expositions on the feelings of Siddimark loyalists towards the Temple loyalists, evermore longer multi-page expositions about how all the Charisian leaders and their allies are happy the war is over and are busy having babies, and ever evermore longer multi-page expositions about each of the members of the Inner Circle (which has now grown so large that it would be faster if Weber simply listed the 10 or 15 Safeholdians who are NOT part of the Inner Circle). I'll struggle through and finish the book, which hopefully will move the plot ahead by the end of the book, but I don't think I'll be buying the next book in the series at full price.
Can’t wait for the next installment.