By Schism Rent Asunder
The world has changed. The mercantile kingdom of Charis has prevailed over the alliance designed to exterminate it. Armed with better sailing vessels, better guns, and better devices of all sorts - Charis faced the combined navies of the rest of the world at Darcos Sound and Armageddon Reef - and broke them. Despite the implacable hostility of the Church of God Awaiting, Charis still stands, an island of innovation in a world where the Church has worked for centuries to keep humanity locked at a medieval level of existence. But the powerful men who run the Church aren't going to take their defeat lying down. Charis may control the world's seas, but it barely has an army worthy of the name. As King Cayleb knows, far too much of the kingdom's recent good fortune is due to the secret manipulations of the being that calls himself Merlin - a being who is more than human and on whose shoulders rests the last chance for humanity's freedom. Now, as Charis and its archbishop make the rift with the Church explicit, the storm gathers. Schism has come to the world of Safehold, and nothing will be the same.
- Paperback | 736 pages
- 107 x 171 x 35.56mm | 340.19g
- 13 Jun 2009
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
Other books in this series
"A superb cast of characters and plenty of action... This fine book gives new luster to Weber's reputation." - BOOKLIST, STARRED REVIEW ON BY SCHISM RENT ASUNDER "Along with its predecessor, this second installment of an important SF saga belongs in all libraries. Highly recommended." Library Journal, starred review"
About David Weber
David Weber is a science fiction phenomenon and the author of the Safehold series, including Off Armageddon Reef, By Heresies Distressed and A Mighty Fortress. 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. 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.