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Like a Mighty Army (Safehold) Hardcover – February 18, 2014
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If you read Weber because you enjoy the characters he creates, you'll be disappointed by this book.
There is very little in the way of character development in this installment in the series, and we don't even get to interact much with already established characters.
I'm not sorry I bought the book, but I am getting tired of the series not really moving forward much. All that happens in this installment is that the Good Guys' army hits back at the Bad Guys' army. We don't move any closer to finding out about what's lurking under the Temple. We don't find out anything new about the orbital bombardment system. We don't escalate, or even examine much, let alone resolve, the growing conflict in the group of four. Absolutely no action is taken toward developing the technology needed to hit back at the Gbaba.
And, of course, the naming conventions have become more than merely tedious.
Mr. Weber, enough already. If you're going to write books that are more than six hundred pages long, you really need to move things along.
I saw this happen in The Wheel of Time series and hated it. I don't know if I can last to the end of this series.
Alas, 'twas not to be. The series that I fell in love with is a series about the determination to triumph over tyranny, and about the marvels of introducing technology to those who have never seen it, and about a celebration of the fact that one person _can_ make a difference.
The series that this has become is about military logistics, and geography, and more sails, and about an endless series of yddly nymed chyrycters whose sole purpose in the book is often just to die. And, at the rate the series is going, Weber would have to live to be the oldest person on the planet in order for us ever to see the fall of Mother Church.
After I read the first book, this series went on my "Buy unseen on the day of release" list. Unfortunately, after this book, it has to come off that list. I'd like to start liking (and buying) future books in the series, I really would. But I'm going to need some reassurance that something actually _happens_ in those books before I buy them.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the Honor Harrington novels (although the cute naming conventions are distracting. "Rob S. Pierre"? Get a grip David). But it is long past time for the good guys to track the Mesa Alignment to their lair and nuke them till they glow and move on.
Lots of action in this book but repetitive and ultimately failing to keep the reader's attention. Mr. Weber's editor needs to start earning his money and remind his author that it is easy to write at length but hard to write concisely and with focus but the result is much better writing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
While the storyline is addictive, sometimes it really slows down and gets mired in character minutia. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tortooga
This is one of my favorite series. I am more well-read than you may presume from my reviews, as I mostly get books at the library, but only a few books I have ever read have been... Read morePublished 1 month ago by mom de plume
Another excellent chapter in the Safehold saga.
Mr. Weber really knows how to keep me entertained. Read more
A beautiful series with remarkable detail that is such a pleasure to read; give these books the time they deserve.Published 3 months ago by Queensland Reader
I have no issue with writers making money. I do have an issue with a writer as successful Weber stringing out a three volume story forever. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rabbit the Reader
A very worthy book in the series. A good build up through out the book, with no let down in the entire book.Published 3 months ago by James M Basl
I continue to enjoy this series from weber. I hope it actually has an ending. As opposed to some other series of books.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer