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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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    I thought and hoped the timeline would have progressed much further at this point. We are still at the beginning and at this pace the alien threat will not be relevant until book 50. I was hoping for a scifi but got a fantasy / history book.

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    If I wanted to hear someone preach about god for hours on end, I'd go to church. Really disappointing, I loved the first book.

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    "Painful performance"

    The story is decent, but Oliver Wyman should stick to children's books. Buy the paperback. Don't give up on the series, though. There is a new narrator in the next volume.

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    "Realistic in every detail"

    the world of safehold just got more realistic and bigger with the details needed to set up the rest of our journey. Can't wait!

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    Rusty 06-16-16
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    I don't know if it's the narrator or the author, but I found the second book not to my tastes.

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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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    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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