Midst Toil and Tribulation

Midst Toil and Tribulation

By David Weber

Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765321558, 607pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2012

Description

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 Tribulation"

WAR AND FAMINE

Once 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 Earth...and 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 more importantly, preventing famine. For mass starvation in Safehold's breadbasket is a threat even more ominous than civil war...



About the Author
David Weber is a science fiction phenomenon. His popular Honor Harrington and Honorverse novels including "Mission of Honor", "At All Costs", and "Torch of Freedom" are "New York Times" bestsellers and can't come out fast enough for his devoted readers. He is also the author of the Safehold series, including "Off Armageddon Reef", "By Schism Rent Asunder", "By Heresies Distressed" and "A Mighty Fortress". His other top-selling science fiction novels include "Out of the Dark", the Dahak books and the Multiverse books, written with Linda Evans. He has also created an epic SF adventure series in collaboration with John Ringo, including "We Few". His novels have regularly been Main Selections of the Science Fiction Book Club. Weber has a bachelor s degree from Warren Wilson College, and attended graduate school in history at Appalachian State University. He lives in South Carolina.


Praise For Midst Toil and Tribulation

"A brillant new saga... Its focus remains on the people who embody the strengths and weaknesses of a flawed but ever hopeful humanity. Highly recommended"
Library Journal, starred review on By Schism Rent Asunder

“A superb cast of characters and plenty of action…. This fine book gives new luster to Weber’s reputation and new pleasure to his fans.”
Booklist, starred review, on By Schism Rent Asunder

"Weber brings the political maneuvering, past and future technologies, and vigorous protagonists together for a cohesive, engrossing whole."—Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Off Armageddon Reef