Like a Mighty Army (Safehold, Book 7)

By David Weber

For hundreds of years, the realm of Safehold, final redoubt of the human race, lay lower than the unchallenged rule of the Church of God watching for. The Church authorized not anything new—no new innovations, no new understandings of the world.

What not anyone knew was once that the Church used to be an complicated fraud—a high-tech process verified by means of a insurgent faction of Safehold's founders, intended to maintain humanity hidden from the strong alien race that had destroyed previous Earth.

Then woke up Merlyn Athrawes, cybvernetic avatar of a warrior 1000 years lifeless, felled within the battle within which Earth was once misplaced. Monk, warrior, counselor to princes and kings, Merlyn has one goal: to restart the heritage of the too-long-hidden human race.

And now the struggle is carefully underway. The island empire of Charis has declared its independence from the Church, and with Merlyn's support has vaulted ahead right into a new age of steam-powered potency. warding off the wounded Church, Charis has drawn increasingly more of the nations of Safehold to the reason for independence and self-determination. yet at a heavy price in bloodshed and loss—a price felt via not anyone extra keenly that Merlyn Athrawes.

The wounded Church is regrouping. Its armies and assets are tremendous. The struggle for humanity's destiny isn't over, and won't be over soon...

David Weber's Like a strong Army is the hotly expected 7th quantity within the ny instances bestselling Safehold sequence.

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You’re correct; I didn’t are looking to do them. regrettably, I didn’t have a lot selection. this could at the very least supply us a strong operating commence on duplicating the heretics’ most recent guns for you. And on investment the provides you need … assuming we will get them to front the place you wish them, after all. ” “I’ve been considering a similar kinds of issues, I promise you,” Maigwair stated feelingly. “And, talking of that, the place are we at the canal maintenance? ” “I nonetheless have in simple terms the initial reviews, yet I’m sending groups of engineers ahead to survey the wear, and that i wish they’re going to inform me a minimum of a few of it’s repairable. regrettably, it appears like what we’re rather conversing approximately this is whole substitute of the wrecked locks, and the pumping stations are most likely overall losses. in reality, i feel the wear to the pumps is even worse than we at the beginning idea it was once. ” “That’s what i used to be fearful of. ” Maigwair’s expression was once grim. “And that doesn’t even think about the influence weather’s going to have! do we also be in a position to pour concrete over the wintry weather? ” “Not north of the Hildermoss Mountains. no longer after the wintry weather freeze units in, besides. And that’s the place the entire harm is, in fact. I had adequate engineering offers deployed ahead for us to start paintings instantly at the locks among East Wing Lake and the Hildermoss, and the experiences I’ve gotten thus far recommend we must always be ready to get these in sooner than first blizzard. They won’t be pretty much as good as they have been prior to the heretics destroyed them, yet they’ll be enough to our wishes. And as soon as we’re capable of get barges as some distance ahead because the Hildermoss back, we will get as a ways upriver as Ayaltyn. ” “Ayaltyn? ” Maigwair shook his head. “Never heard of it. ” “That’s simply because it’s not anything even more than a shallow spot within the river approximately 40 miles prior Cat Lizard Lake. ” Duchairn leaned over the map at the desk among them and tapped the approximate situation. “It’s a tiny village—or was, besides. based on my reviews, there have been by no means greater than a few hundred humans in Ayaltyn even earlier than the Sword of Schueler. by the point the heretics got here via, the single humans within the region the place the ten-man garrison Wyrshym had left to maintain an eye fixed at the locks. That’s going to get us just below 200 miles south of East Wing Lake, yet it’s nonetheless over seven-hundred and fifty miles because the wyvern flies from Guarnak. ” “We may still a minimum of manage to flow offers by means of sled as soon as the canals do freeze over,” Maigwair stated confidently, yet Duchairn shook his head back. “That’s going to be actual to some degree, Allayn, yet we’ve obtained too many stretches of canal bed—and over seventy miles of aqueduct—which’re primarily dry now. I’m unsure there’s going to be sufficient status water in them to supply the type of ice we often see within the wintry weather, and with out the locks and the pumps, we can’t get the water into them, both. or even if there's, we’re much shorter of snow lizards than we're of dragons. Worse, most of the dragons we do have are southern hill dragons.

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