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After centuries of stasis, the island kingdom of Charis began to defy the edicts of the Church of God Awaiting -- egged on, some say, by the mysterious warrior-monk Merlin Athawes. Now, in the wars and intrigues that have cascaded from Charis's declaration of independence, the populous Republic of Siddermark is sliding into chaos. King Cayleb of Charis, his queen Sharleyan, and Merlin will have their hands full trying to stave off wholesale starvation in Siddermark while at the same time shipping in enough land combat units to fend off the "volunteers" from the Church's Temple Lands. And there are those who remeber how dependent Church power is on money from Siddermark... and who wonder what will happen if Siddermark starves.

Bursting with vivid invention and the sweep of lived history, Midst Toil and Tribulation will build this series' audience to a new level.

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Midst Toil and Tribulation
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4.4 / 5
Patience, patience
April 23rd, 2015
L'intrigue de la série n'avance pas beaucoup. Le contenu est plus sombre que celui des titres précédents.
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An Interesting Read But…
June 29th, 2014
David Weber's novel, “Midst Toils and Tribulation,” that revolves around the human-settled world of Safehold, is a very interesting place to spend time, though there are problems. There are lots of barely fleshed-out ancillary characters that makes things a bit confusing at times. The book also doesn't reward readers who don't have the time (or the patience) to consistently keep at it because if I stopped reading for any longer than a day or two more often than I would have liked I would reopen the book to a Battle that I could barely tell whom was fighting whom. Then there's the odd way Weber spelled Safeholdian names, which at times had the odd effect of me puzzling out how they were pronounced more that caring about the actions of the people that they belonged to. Which only a little distracts from “Midst Toil And Tribulation” from being a very engaging read, though also making the Safehold series not one I can recommend to more casual readers of Sci-Fi and Fantasy.
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January 23rd, 2014
This volume, the latest in the Safehold series displays all the expertise David Weber has gained as a writer of a franchise series. Initially the first couple of books were stylistically reminiscent of CS Forrester at his best. As the series has continued the complexity and grand visions have left the naval confines and expanded into grand opera. Weber skilfully paints the villains iredeemably evil, surrounded by those lesser deamons, who just maybe able to regret their carreering path to inevitable damnation.The heroes are heroic, human, emotionally attaching and empathetic. The action is loud, twisting and favours the brave and innovative. In short my favorite series at the moment, collected in hardback to grace my shelves for long rainy weekends with a bottle or two of shiraz.
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October 4th, 2013
David Weber continues to grab your attention and leave you wanting more Can't wait until the next in the series
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
October 1st, 2013
I cannot wait until the next volume in the . series comes out . Does anyone know when that will be?
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