By David Weber
Younger Cayleb Ahrmahk has finished issues few humans may well even dream of. no longer but even thirty years previous, he's received the main crushing naval victories in human heritage. He's smashed a adverse alliance of not less than 5 princedoms and gained the hand of the attractive younger Queen Sharleyan of Chisholm. Cayleb and Sharleyan have created the Charisian Empire, the best naval energy within the heritage of Safehold, and they've became Charis right into a position of shelter for all who treasure freedom.
Their luck might end up short-lived. The Church of God waiting for, which controls so much of Safehold, has decreed their destruction. mom Church's complete function is to avoid the very issues to which Charis is devoted. because the first try to weigh down the heretics failed, the Church has no selection yet to undertake the various hated Charisian options for themselves. quickly a potent fleet will sail opposed to Cayleb, destroying every thing in its path.
But there are nonetheless concerns approximately which the Church is familiar with not anything, together with Cayleb and Sharleyan's adviser, pal, and father or mother- the mystic warrior-monk named Merlin Athrawes. Merlin is familiar with all approximately battles opposed to very unlikely odds, simply because he's in reality the cybernetic avatar of a tender lady named Nimue Alban, who died 1000 years earlier than. As Nimue, Merlin observed the total Terran Federation move down in hearth and slaughter by the hands of a foe it might probably now not defeat. He understands that Safehold is the final human planet in life, and that the stasis the Church was once created to implement often is the human race's loss of life sentence whether it is allowed to stand.
The juggernaut is rumbling down on Charis, yet Merlin Athrawes and a handful of awesome people stand in its direction. The Church is set to find simply how effective the ability of human freedom really is, in David Weber's A strong Fortress.
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A Mighty Fortress (Safehold, Book 4) by David Weber