Midst Toil and Tribulation

Midst Toil and Tribulation David Weber s New York Times bestselling Safehold series of military Science Fiction adventure which began with Off Armageddon Reef continues with Midst Toil and TribulationWAR AND FAMINEOnce the Ch

  • Title: Midst Toil and Tribulation
  • Author: David Weber
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  • Page: 359
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  • David Weber s New York Times bestselling Safehold series of military Science Fiction adventure, which began with Off Armageddon Reef, continues with Midst Toil and TribulationWAR AND FAMINEOnce the Church of God Awaiting dominated all the kingdoms of Safehold Then, after centuries of stasis, the island kingdom of Charis began to defy the edicts of Mother Church egged on,David Weber s New York Times bestselling Safehold series of military Science Fiction adventure, which began with Off Armageddon Reef, continues with Midst Toil and TribulationWAR AND FAMINEOnce the Church of God Awaiting dominated all the kingdoms of Safehold Then, after centuries of stasis, the island kingdom of Charis began to defy the edicts of Mother Church egged on, some say, by the mysterious warrior monk Merlin Athrawes, who enjoys the Charisian royal family s absolute trust.What vanishingly few people know is that Merlin is the cybernetic avatar of a young woman a thousand years dead, felled in the war in which aliens destroyed Earthd that since awakening, his task has been to restart the history of the long hidden human race.Now, reeling from the wars and intrigues that have cascaded from Charis s declaration of independence, the Republic of Siddermark slides into chaos The Church has engineered a rebellion, and Siddermark s all important harvest is at risk King Cayleb and Queen Sharleyan struggle to stabilize their ally, which will mean sending troops but, even importantly, preventing famine For mass starvation in Safehold s breadbasket is a threat even ominous than civil warAt the Publisher s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.

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    1. NOVEL STATUS: DID NOT FINISHCAUSE: SEVERE FANTASY NAME SYNDROMESAMPLE SYMPTOMS:- "Zhasyn"; "Zahmsyn"; "Zhaspahr" [yes, those are 3 different characters]- "Lywys Gardynyr"- "Ehdwyrd Howsmyn"- "Ahbsahlahn Kharmych"- "Greyghor Stohnar"- "Wahlys" - "Domynyk"- "Bryahn"- "Cayleb"- "Allayn"- "Thomys"- "Archbishop Wyllym"- "Bishop Executor Wyslynn Lainyr"- "Father Saimyn"- "Princess Irys Zhorzhet Mahra Daykyn"- "Prince Daivyn"- "the Earl of Charlz"- "Sir Ahlfyd Hyndryk"- "General Sir Kynt Clareyk, Baron [...]

    2. Like most Weber books lately, I spent the first 150 pages desperately trying to get back into the story, and the last 350 genuinely wrapped up in the action - and the last page both surprised that it was over (a hefty - and necessary - apendix adds 30 or more pages to the book) and anoyed that it would be another year or more before I learn what happens next. All the standard Weber frustrations apply: he is Too Wordy By Half. And most of his characters are too Good by half. A lot of page count i [...]

    3. After a somewhat disappointing HFAF - had some great some stuff and the last 100 pages were very, very good, but a lot of repetition - I was wondering if somehow DW's decision to change Safehold series focus from a multi-generational saga leading to the final confrontation to the Gbaba (afaik that was the original pitch of the series) to a series focused on the transformation of Safehold in detail, so with each volume spanning a year or less and covering all the facets of the titanic struggle be [...]

    4. I enjoyed this very much, but I'm a big David Weber fan. This is part 6 of a series and if you haven't read the previous 5, please don't start here. This one is more tightly plotted than some of his others and has more action and less discursive/rambling moral agonizing by the principal characters. The technology development and introduction of iron ships and steam power is the star here, and Weber does it very well. Reading reviews of his work can be very funny: we love them, we see the problem [...]

    5. I recently wrote a review of Weber's "A Rising Thunder" which stated how I felt the book was a waste of time. Here is my first paragraph: "I think David Weber has reached the breaking point. "A Rising Thunder" is continuing a trend that I find distasteful -- the stretching of a multi-book storyline to a point where the reader no longer cares. In my opinion this book should have been condensed to maybe three chapters and put at the beginning of his next Honorverse book -- one that I hope puts an [...]

    6. How often do you shrug?David Weber is a prolific writer. In fact, he is almost as fecund as Alexander Dumas père was, now that I think about it. For that matter, Dumas père was much less fertile, considering his numerous assistants and collaborators, at any rate. He, David Weber, that is, has interesting stories to tell, the problem, though, is how he tells them. Probably every writer has his own favorite words or even expressions, for that matter. But Weber takes it to stratospheric level. Hi [...]

    7. This is one of the series I've been reading that I'm probably going to stop following.I love the premise, with its combination of sf and alternative history. The clash between the corrupt but ruling Church and more progressive- or Protestant- beliefs is well-handled, and in light of many current politics, the struggle between fundamentalism and tolerance is timely.A problem is that while this is the world in which things are happening, each individual novel seems to get longer and more tedious, [...]

    8. What can I say that I haven’t said before? This is #6 in the Safehold series, and it is both just more of the same and just as good as the foregoing. In this volume, the forces of evil, as represented by the Church of God Awaiting, finally gets its own licks in, in a typically asinine way, by attacking one of its satellite countries from which a significant percentage of its own revenue is obtained. Despite that questionable success, however, the Charis navy manages to wipe out still another f [...]

    9. I have given this book four stars, giving the author the benefit of the doubt out of respect and admiration. I like David Weber's books. I always have. My experience with this book was a three-star experience, but that's not Weber's fault.You see, I received this book as an ARC (advanced reader copy). Yes it was an uncorrected proof, and clearly labeled as such, but the editing lapses were so minor as to be a complete non-issue. The reason I struggled with this book is because it is Book 6 in a [...]

    10. I continue to be a fan of the Safehold Series but I have to admit that there is an undertow to the series that feels a bit like filler right now. That said, I did enjoy this book for the simple reason that we are entering a somewhat darker period over this book (and the last) than has characterized the series heretofore. In this book we continue to learn a lot about the mainland realmseir geography, economy, demographics and so on. The Army of God is marching steadily across one of the main main [...]

    11. This one I liked least.The Sharleyn and Caleb relationship was just a rehash of the last few books as was pretty much all of the interaction.The rational Merlin uses to not use his abilities to make a huge difference is simply not believeable.He sets the future up by mentioning the people with lower technology will be more innovative.Of course with what they are already doing Charisians should be able to destroy the church technologically,where are the machine guns,they are behind what they are [...]

    12. I have either read or listened to all the other books in this series and mostly enjoyed them. I have tried to listen to the audiobook of this, but it is appallingly read. The reader inflects vast tracts with with over-the-top, breathy portent in an 'oh my god, isn't this just so terrible/exciting/important' tone that made me think I was accidentally channelling a local high school drama class. Added to that, Weber is now very much guilty of the excruciating 'padding' that multi-volume authors of [...]

    13. Another painful read. The signal to noise ratio is so low on this series now but I feel I must plow on. Don't worry, though, I certainly didn't pay for this godawful piece of tripe. As noted previously, Weber is just dialing it in at this point. The only thing more long-winded than his prose at this point is the philisophical meanderings of his characters: Not only must we not what person A thinks of topic 1, we need to hear in detail how and why they think that along with the thoughts of all th [...]

    14. "Great But Bad Choice for Narrator" Overall Performance Story I just enjoy David Weber's story telling. This for me is an epic story at its best. David shows us a war between good and evil, but which side is good and which side is evil. The author lets you decide for yourself.Kevin Collins was a poor choice to narrate this book. Not that Kevin did a bad job, he brought about to much change to the book. First off I have gotten used to the narrators to the other five books. There were three other [...]

    15. David Weber is arguably one of the best authors in this genre. I have great respect for his work and have read all the books in this series including "Midst Toil and Tribulation". The problem with this series and this book in particular is that most of the book is superfluous soap-boxing by the author. It drags on for page after page and chapter after chapter. Although I enjoy good character development, devoting multiple books and hundreds of pages to it is just tedious and makes for a ponderou [...]

    16. Possibly the best book in this series or book by David Weber in general yet. His story telling continues to improve and the mass of characters in these books makes sense. The scope continues to increase without overwhelming you. He also has not rushed this series to completion. I have no idea how many books are going to be in it by the end, but he certainly has not artificially limited himself like so many others.

    17. I listened to this audio book in the car during my commute.I found my attention wandered more than usual, and I had some trouble keeping track of which of the many, many locations and characters I was hearing.Picks up at the end, once Weber really gets into the battles.Definitely a middle-of-the-series sort of book.

    18. The sixth novel in the Safehold series picks up immediately where How Firm a Foundation leaves off. The Sword of Schueler, a plot to initiate a religious civil war in the Republic of Siddarmark, has utterly ravaged the country and created untold human misery. Our protagonists in the Charisian Empire must scramble to address the humanitarian and military disaster unfolding on the mainland. While the collapse of Siddarmark may be seen as a disaster, it provides Charis with its first mainland ally [...]

    19. War rages on. Now on the mainland, religious civil war has descended upon Siddermark with all the atrocities and horrors that pit neighbour against neighbour, family members against each other. Crops and warehouses destroyed to keep "the other side" from getting them. The Temple's orchestration of the "Rising"is designed to crush Siddermark, followed up with attacks from their Army of God. The aim is to remove all taint of heresy and remove any threat from the Army of Siddermark being used by th [...]

    20. La acción se detiene bastante, y el autor se lía con los avances tecnológicos, llegando incluso a explicaciones sobre cómo se fabrica un revolver de repetición. A pesar de ello, y como son muchas páginas, si hay capítulos en los que vuelve a haber acción, cómo cuando unos barcos acorazados suben un río con esclusas destrozando todo lo que encuentran a su alrededor, ante el asombro del enemigo, que ni por asomo se imaginaba algo igual. C+

    21. Given the series it's hard to imagine that things will end up poorly once we get to the end of things.But it's also tough to imagine how they'll succeed given where they are. Now to find #7Lame updates as I catch up (not that the normal timely ones are terribly betterI pretty much suck as a book reviewer. LOL)

    22. New character development, new sci-fi development, and a nice continental war campaign playing out, with tempo increasing near the end (and lulling in early parts). Nice read, left me wanting to read the next one.

    23. Okay, I'm seriously pissed at the author, David Weber. I feel like he screwed me and every other reader over in a big way. What an ass!In the last book of this Safehold series, the Church of God Awakening had led a rebellion in neighboring Siddarmark, resulting in the deaths of millions and a brutal civil war. Armies all over the world were poised to invade that country and the Church's own army was going to invade, complete with its Inquisitors, who would torture and kill any "heretics" they fo [...]

    24. Land War in Siddarmark begins. The plotting continues apace, though a David Weber pace isn't exactly ripping along with all cylinders.

    25. Yes, Midst Toil and Tribulation is science-fiction. The overall threat behind this multi-volume work is a violent alien race known as the Gbaba. The catalyst for the ongoing global conflict comes from the idea of a digitally recorded human memory being placed into a vessel called a PICA (Personality Integrated Cybernetic Avatar) and existing to guide a primitive civilization to the level of our Industrial Revolution and beyond without attracting the attention of the Gbaba.The unique conceit is t [...]

    26. Sixth in the Safehold religious/military science fiction series which pits man against man while the official Church is corrupted by power-hungry men.I'd've made this a "5", but Weber didn't identify which side was which in the story very consistently. I always had to be very aware, and even then, it was still confusing. For the most part, I simply read and hoped that the winners were the good guys.My TakeThis story is a holding pattern in every sense of the word. I keep wanting to think of this [...]

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