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Book Review of A Mighty Fortress (Safehold, Bk 4)

A Mighty Fortress (Safehold, Bk 4)
A Mighty Fortress (Safehold, Bk 4)
Author: David Weber
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1

Weber continues his "Safehold" series with "The Mighty Fortress." The reader is returned to the world of Safehold, where the "good guys" of the Charisian Empire continue their struggle against the "bad guys" of, essentially, the rest of the planet.

There was lots of politics in this novel, as the Charisians deal with an insurgency in Corisande, and with the fact that the Holy Lands finally start getting some military decisions right. Normally, I love the descriptions of battles in Weber's books, and while the battles here certainly didn't disappoint, the continuing evolution of the world and the politics in which those battles take place is actually more interesting to read, even though it doesn't stir the blood nearly as much.

If I have any complaint at all, it's that there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of stuff that's changed from the start of the novel to the end. It's very much not inaccurate to say that the quick summary is simply, "things continue". Or at any rate, that's the feeling I got while reading it. Upon reflection, it's not that things have changed as much as things have grown. There's an undercurrent there of bigger things building, making the anticipation for future books very real.

And so that's a pretty minor complaint. I certainly kept reading, and I'm excited for what will come next as Weber continues work on the series.

4 of 5 stars.

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