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By schism rent asunder, David Weber

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By schism rent asunder
Title
By schism rent asunder
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David Weber
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Language
eng
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Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
Review
  • /*Starred Review*/ In the second volume, after Off Armageddon Reef (2007), of the saga of the planet Safehold, Weber employs a superb cast of characters and plenty of action to escalate the conflict between the Group of Four and the Church of God Awaiting. Among the outstanding players are King Cayleb of Charis and his adviser, the warrior-monk Merlin, and when readers find out that Merlin is really the avatar of the woman Nimue, who, along with Earth itself, is long dead, they may realize that Weber has combined the Matter of Britain and the Protestant Reformation and outfitted them in sf trappings. By the end of this novel, they may suspect, too, that the Thirty Years' War has been added to the mixture. They will be certain that the by-then emperor Cayleb's love for his empress is only the first of new difficulties that will assail him in the next volume. They can rest assured of Weber's usual mastery of anything having to do with ships, whether sailing or hyperdriven. This fine book gives new luster to Weber's reputation and new pleasure to his fans. -- Green, Roland (Reviewed 05-15-2008) (Booklist, vol 104, number 18, p29)
  • In this eagerly anticipated sequel to 2007's Off Armageddon Reef, the sheer scale of the Kingdom of Charis's naval victory against corrupt forces of the Church of God Awaiting has the Church newly wary of Charis's technological innovations. These were introduced by Merlin Athrawes, bodyguard to King Cayleb II and actually an android imprinted with a human's memories and personality who seeks to throw off the false religion that bars mankind from the stars. As Charis's neighbors scramble to rebuild their shattered fleets and prepare for the inevitable reprisals, the Church lurches toward placing the entire nation under proscription and declaring holy war. The numerous characters are never reduced to stereotypes, and Weber's portrayal of the social changes brought about by Charis's bootstrap industrial and military revolutions ring true. If not as action oriented as the first volume, the descriptions of the rebirth of knowledge and the human spirit are at least as enthralling. (July) --Staff (Reviewed May 5, 2008) (Publishers Weekly, vol 255, issue 18, p50)
  • /* Starred Review */ In Off Armageddon Reef , the author of the popular Honor Harrington series launched a brilliant new saga that began with the near total destruction of the human race and detailed the struggles of the one colony that survived by paying a high price—reinventing history and denying the use of technology. The story continues, as King Caleb of the island nation of Charis attempts to reclaim his human past and faces the wrath of the powerful Church of God Awaiting. Weber transitions from the galactic space battles of the Honor Harrington books to old-fashioned sea battles with the skill of a naval expert. Though his story encompasses meaty issues such as the separation of church and state and the importance of a shared mythology, its focus remains on the people who embody the strengths and weaknesses of a flawed but ever hopeful humanity. Along with its predecessor, this second installment of an important sf saga belongs in all libraries. Highly recommended. --Jackie Cassada (Reviewed June 15, 2008) (Library Journal, vol 133, issue 11, p60)
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weber, David
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Safehold series
Series volume
0002
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  • Androids
  • Religion and science
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Secrecy in government
  • Government cover-ups
  • Space colonies
  • Technology
  • Secrets
  • Rulers
  • Aliens
  • Safehold (Imaginary place)
Target audience
adult
Label
By schism rent asunder, David Weber
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Publication
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"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
667929
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
510 pages
Isbn
9780765315014
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008016957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780765315014
  • (OCoLC)184823014
Label
By schism rent asunder, David Weber
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
667929
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
510 pages
Isbn
9780765315014
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008016957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780765315014
  • (OCoLC)184823014

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