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Reader ↠ How Firm a Foundation Safehold #5 ´ 607 pages ä David weber ä ❰Reading❯ ➷ How Firm a Foundation Safehold #5 Author David Weber – The Charisian Empire born in war has always known it must fight for its very survival What most of its subS terrorists have been dispatched to wreak havoc against the Empire'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 Awaiting's city of ZionThe 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? Really liked the way the story advanced in this volume with a combination of some nice action moving the story forward and some nice examination of how societal changes impact society all within a SciFi context

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Ard 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 uestions but needs to find one uickly The Inuisition's brutal torture and hideous executions are claiming and innocent lives Its agents are fomenting rebellion against the only mainland realms sympathetic to Charis Religiou How Firm a Foundation has an interesting structure in the series and while a lot happens I found it the least satisfying novel to date because all the great moments and it has a lot of them are repeats from the earlier four novels eg we find out what the key is and it is not as mind blowing as Merlin visiting Saint Zherneau in BSRA or the martyrdomsCharisian retaliation wrenching and satisfying respectively still do not compare with Eryk Dynnis and the Delferak hangings to which they are very similar but are again repeats etc etc The book has a high major characters body count though and i was shocked at least at one of the main character deaths which was really unexpected though again in emotionality it did not reach Harald's death in OAR while it is also a clear first of the next stage of the series so despite all not much is decided in the end and we are left with a huge tbc signSpoilers for the first four novels next so read to your perilNow coming back to the structure and here i think the main problem with the novel lies OAR had a clear arc and ended at the best point possible with the invasion of Charis shattered the schism opening and Cayleb taking over; BSRA BHD are one huge novel split in two and again they solve their arc the Charisian imperial reach is achieved with the alliance with Chisolhm the defection of Emerald and the defeat of Corisande while the Church is preparing their counterattackA Mighty Fortress is also a one book story arc like OAR and it deals with the second naval war between Charis and the Temple and the Charisian overwhelming victoryBut now at the end of AMF we had reached a lull and the first 13 about 200 pages of How Firm a Foundation reflect that and the book is very very slow there; then things get going of course but due to the military realities it is mostly intrigue terrorism and mop up on the seas until of course the last part where the proverbial starts hitting the fan and we get to the next stage and total war now on land too but there the book stops since it is already almost 600 pages So cutting the first 200 pages to 50 condensed pages of the same and expanding the last part would have done wonders imhoThis being said I still turned the pages and stayed way too late to read the novel and I still loved it a lot As scenes go as mentioned lots of great moments but we've seen them before so their impact is muted though one stands out where Merlin dressed in Charisian uniform is in the middle of enemy territory on a rescue mission and when bad guys come in force to arrest his new friends he goes to welcome them or less as follows are reuesting asylum in Charis and I came to escort them so pretty please can you let us pass and give us good horses and provisions for the 2 300 miles we have to go through your country until we can be picked up at sea That was just awesome and of course everyone's jaws both friends and enemies drop at this assertion remembering that all this happens deep in enemy territory And Anzhelyk still rocks btwOverall an A and a little short of the awesome A I expected but the next novel should finally clear up the scene and move the series on decisively

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How Firm a Foundation Safehold #5The Charisian Empire born in war has always known it must fight for its very survival What most of its subjects don't know even now however is how much it'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 loveFor 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 h Same strengths and weaknesses as the previous book A Mighty Fortress with one additional weakness it read at times like a series of vignettes set pieces that had been thought out beforehand and then glued together I liked the vignettes as well as the things I usually like about Weber's books so it gets three stars but it is not really worthy of the author of On Basilisk StationAnd I can't stop wondering if he gets paid by the word