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By Schism Rent Asunder: Safehold Series, Book 2

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The world has changed. The mercantile kingdom of Charis has prevailed over the alliance designed to exterminate it. Armed with a multitude of small technological improvements - better sailing vessels, better guns, 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, still free, still tolerant, still an island of innovation in a world in which 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. And 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 that, the world must not find out too soon, is more than human. A being whose very existence is the result of a centuries-ago final desperate roll of the dice. A being on whose shoulders rests the last chance for humanity's freedom.

Now, as Charis and its archbishop make the rift with Mother Church explicit, the storm gathers. Schism has come to the world of Safehold. Nothing will ever be the same.

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©2008 David Weber; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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    Mike 05-09-16
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    This is the second volume of a modern saga that is a delightful combination of science fiction with a touch of medieval romanticism.

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    Linda Mcmurran Orlando, FL 04-27-16
    Linda Mcmurran Orlando, FL 04-27-16

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    Love this safehold series! great mix of high tech and ancient tech and fast action.

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    I wish I had the third book right now! SO GOOD! This series has stolen my heart.

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    Had a wonderful narrator with a lot of personality. Excited for the next book. Must listen.

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    I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the characters. I'm so glad that they were developed further and the character arc was noticeable and developed with talent.

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    "An all time favorite series."

    the Safehold series has become one of my all time favorites. A long and very involved story incorporating many colorful characters that you will come to cheer for maybe even love as I have. I highly recommend you start the series at the beginning. Do not miss this series.

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    The long steady march to war. It can't keep coming up roses for the Empire sadly. looking forward to the next one.

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    Nathan Glen Bernie, MD, United States 05-28-15 Member Since 2011

    Audible is the balm for an itch I can't scratch that sits right between my ears.

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    "A fantastic continuation"

    I love the mix of religious turmoil, technological innovation and political intrigue. I also love a epic and this certainly fits that mold.

    I've not checked if this series pre or post dates the honor series but in either case I love the fact that there are so many nods to character and places in this universe.

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    This is the second time round for me with this book. First time I read it, this time I'm listening to it. I can only say that some things do get better the second time around, much better. How something that was already a perfect story can become so much better than perfect is of course in the telling. The narrator has caught the mood of the book series absolutely perfectly.

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    Too heavy with the religious nonsense for me, though since the premise is a global church I guess a more realistic atheist view from the main character was too much to hope for...

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