Midst Toil and Tribulation (Safehold, Bk 6)
Midst Toil and Tribulation - Safehold, Bk 6 Author:David Weber Once the Church of God Awaiting dominated all the kingdoms of Safehold. Then, after centuries of stasis, the island kingdom of Charis began to defy the edicts of Mother Church-egged on, some say, by the mysterious warrior-monk Merlin Athrawes, who enjoys the Charisian royal family's absolute trust. — What few people know is that Merlin is the... more » cybernetic avatar of a young woman a thousand years dead, felled in the war in which aliens destroyed Earth...and that since awakening, his task has been to restart the history of the long-hidden human race.
Now, reeling from the wars and intrigues that have cascaded from Charis's declaration of independence, the Republic of Siddermark slides into chaos. The Church has engineered a rebellion, and Siddermark's all-important harvest is at risk. King Cayleb and Queen Sharleyan struggle to stabilize their ally, which will mean sending troops-but, even more importantly, preventing famine. For mass starvation in Safehold's breadbasket is a threat even more ominous than civil war...« less
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The *sixth* in Weber's epic gunpowder-tech history-of-another-world, "Midst Toil and Tribulation" is pretty much more of the same.
And I actually really enjoyed it, as I have the rest of Weber's series, though since it's been quite a while since I read the prior novel, I actually did find it difficult to start (I didn't get as engrossed as I had expected).
I have read this entire series. As more and more books are added, the plot is moved forward less and less. I thought this book would bring the end closer and it did not. The repetitive descriptions make for heavy slogging with little progress towards a conclusion.