Midst Toil and Tribulation (Hardcover)
Tor Books, 9780765321558, 607pp.
Publication Date: September 18, 2012
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...
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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