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eBook How Firm A Foundation (Safehold) download ISBN: 0765321548
Author: David Weber
Publisher: Tor Books; 1st edition (September 13, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 608
ePub: 1922 kb
Fb2: 1739 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Pseudoscience
Subcategory: Science Fiction

How Firm A Foundation. It can hold its own at sea, but if it is to survive, it must defeat the Church upon its own ground.

How Firm A Foundation. First Release:September 13, 2011. The Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must fight for its very survival. Yet how does it invade the mainland and take the war to a foe whose population outnumbers its own fifteen to one? How does it prevent that massive opponent from rebuilding its fleets and attacking yet again? Charis has no answer to those questions, but needs to find on. uickly.

Tor Books by David Weber. That made summer a purely relative term, and he wondered again how the islands had come to be named. There were four of them, none of which had ever been individually named.

How Firm a Foundation is a science fiction novel by American writer David Weber. The fifth book in the Safehold series, it was published by Tor Books on September 13, 2011. The novel debuted at on the New York Times hardcover fiction best seller list. The title of the novel comes from the hymn of the same name.

How Firm a Foundation book. David Weber's latest Safehold novel, titularly science fiction, has now swept straight into the alternative history segment of the field. The Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must. True its an alternative history not shaped by events on Earth, but set in a far distant world, but its mostly a story about the conflict between a sailing empire and a religious empire who are coming to blows both at sea between their fleets and on land.

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In David Weber's How Firm a Foundation, the Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must fight for its very survival.

How Firm A Foundation is a science fiction novel written by David Weber and to be published by Tor Books. It is the fifth book of the Safehold Series. It was released on September 13th, 2011. As the Year of God 895 dawns on the world of Safehold, Merlin Athrawes conducts a test to find out if the kinetic bombardment platforms in orbit of the planet will react to him introducing the merits of the steam engine to the Empire of Charis

David Weber, Greenville, South Carolina. The new Safehold book is coming out in September.

David Weber, Greenville, South Carolina. Today is the release of "How Firm A Foundation" (Safehold 5) from Tor! David Weber. Would anyone be interested in Safehold t-shirts? David Weber. If you haven't had a chance to start this series from Tor Books, check out this interview about "Off Armageddon Reef," the first book. com/watch?v KP3NPyAtMYM.

Citadel of Schueler, The Temple, City of Zion, The Temple Lands He didn’t know if it was day or night. They were careful about that f time, and they deliberately fed. They were careful about that f time, and they deliberately fed them-if you could call it feeding -at irregular, staggered intervals. No one was allowed to sleep uninterrupted, either. Buckets of ice-cold water hurled through the bars of their cells were enough to wake anyone up, although sometimes the guards varied their procedure.

In David Weber's How Firm a Foundation, the fifth book in the Safehold series, the Charisian Empire, born .

In David Weber's How Firm a Foundation, the fifth book in the Safehold series, the Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must fight for its very survival. 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. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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The Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must fight for its very survival. What most of its subjects donâ?™t know even now, however, is how much more itâ?™s fighting for. Emperor Cayleb, Empress Sharleyan, Merlin Athrawes, and their innermost circle of most trusted advisers do know. And because they do, they know the penalty if they lose will be far worse than their own deaths and the destruction of all they know and love.For five years, Charis has survived all the Church of God Awaiting and the corrupt men who control it have thrown at the island empire. The price has been high and paid in blood. Despite its chain of hard-fought naval victories, Charis is still on the defensive. It can hold its own at sea, but if it is to survive, it must defeat the Church upon its own ground. Yet how does it invade the mainland and take the war to a foe whose population outnumbers its own fifteen to one? How does it prevent that massive opponent from rebuilding its fleets and attacking yet again?Charis has no answer to those questions, but needs to find oneâ?¦quickly. The Inquisitionâ?™s brutal torture and hideous executions are claiming more and more innocent lives. Its agents are fomenting rebellion against the only mainland realms sympathetic to Charis. Religious terrorists have been dispatched to wreak havoc against the Empireâ?™s subjects. Assassins stalk the Emperor and Empress, their allies and advisers, and an innocent young boy, not yet eleven years old, whose father has already been murdered. And Merlin Athrawes, the cybernetic avatar of a young woman a thousand years dead, has finally learned what sleeps beneath the far-off Temple in the Church of God Awaitingâ?™s city of Zion.The men and women fighting for human freedom and tolerance have built a foundation for their struggle in the Empire of Charis with their own blood, but will that foundation be firm enough to survive?

Comments: (7)
Grari
David Weber is a great writer, and he does great science fiction. I really, really liked the Safehold series ... in the beginning.

With this book, action has given way to incredibly long expositions of what characters think, and what may or may not happen. Mr. Weber is an expert at this sort of writing ... but with this book, I think he ended on the wrong side of the line. The cast of characters is now over 20 pages in my kindle, and every one seemed to get their say in this book. I gave up trying to keep the minor characters straight.

Amazon, why isn't there an easy way to navigate to things like a TOC or a list of characters, which this author so helpfully provides for readers of a book of paper to turn to?

I went to the TOR website, and see that this is book # 5 of a planned 11 in this series. I'll keep reading, but I do SO hope that this book was sort of a middle of the series loss of focus. I found myself skipping paragraphs -- and that is something I almost never do with books that I read. This book, I eagerly anticipated ... only to be disappointed. 3 stars from me, and that is very surprising. Definitely the worst of the series so far, in my opinion.
mIni-Like
This book is still part of the series that does not know how to get to the end. A series that wastes too many words on all the meetings it feels compelled to tell you about, with the terrible use of phonetic names.

There are some moments that work. The story of our young Ensign and then Lieutenant works, but these are vignettes within the entire book. It is as if someone had to tell you all about the Second World War, and instead of trying to tell you in one sitting, they broke down the years, and even though this is broken down into months, the way this is playing out is as if the years of WWII are just seasons, and each event, not major event, but each event, and all the national leaders, major cabinet members, and leading generals and admirals, with a few noncoms thrown in, have to have thier POVs on record in the tale.

You have nonsense about what a character who is never going to be seen again, likes to drink, or eat for breakfast. How he looks the first time you see them, and only time, because they are blown up in the next chapter.

768 pages that could have been just over 300.

This series is the middle and the middle and the middle. A book needs a beginning, middle, and end. The end here came of a tale that had some beginnings in the previous two books, but really started well after the first two-thirds of this tale had taken place.

Shame. Weber used to tell tales that entertained. Now BIG Paragraph dialogue is required by every character in every scene. If he was paid by the word, he would be putting Charles Dickens to shame by the amount of words he crams, but then, editors who paid by the word actually would have made this book accesible to readers. Perhaps the next will be better. But that is a faint hope.
krot
I have enjoyed most of David Weber's books over many years. The SAFEHOLD series continues to strengthen his image as one of modern science fiction/fantasy's great authors. This is the fifth book in the series. I have continued to read the series, in sequence, and have now (25 June 2015) read the seventh book in the series, "Like a Mighty Army." I have preordered the next book, "Hell's Foundation Quiver," that is due for release 13 October 2015.

For those who may not be familiar with David Weber's writings, I would also strongly recommend reading his HONOR HARRINGTON series. That series has been around for several years and David continues to add to the series with some regularity.

Note. I read all of both the SAFEHOLD and HONOR HARRINGTON series as they were originally published. Now, that I am retired and ebooks make purchases more affordable, I am buying the entire series and rereading them -- to a great deal of satisfaction as I discover that enough time has passed that much of the content seems as if I am reading the books for the first time.
Deorro
Love the series looking forward to the next book

Each one deals with balancing act of bringing a religious society back to a technical one. Curious to see if the author can hold the faith based society's mind set in a space faring one ... can sea man become space men and still hold on to their past

Fun to see how Merlin Athrawes becomes more and more a man but retains the female foundations of personality. That exploration is still tentative but I'm interested to see what comes of it. Did the science that they fell from free women of the emotional cycle of the moon. Currently exercise, health and nutrition have give women great freedoms from so many age old myths. Really Wonder what will become of Merlin Athrawes