Through Fiery Trials - David Weber

Through Fiery Trials

By David Weber

  • Release Date: 2019-01-08
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4
From 227 Ratings


With new alliances forged and old regimes fractured, Merlin—the cybernetic avatar of Earth's last survivor and immortal beacon to humanity—and the colonies of Safehold have many adventures ahead in Through Fiery Trials, the continuation of David Weber's New York Times bestselling military science fiction series

Those on the side of progressing humanity through advanced technology have finally triumphed over their oppressors. The unholy war between the small but mighty island realm of Charis and the radical, luddite Church of God's Awaiting has come to an end.

However, even though a provisional veil of peace has fallen over human colonies, the quiet will not last. For Safehold is a broken world, and as international alliances shift and Charis charges on with its precarious mission of global industrialization, the shifting plates of the new world order are bound to clash.

Yet, an uncertain future isn't the only danger Safehold faces. Long-thought buried secrets and prophetic promises come to light, proving time is a merciless warden who never forgets.

“Vast, complex, intricate, subtle, and unlaydownable....The biggest thing in science fiction since Isaac Asimov's Foundation series.”—Dave Duncan on the Safehold series

Safehold Series
1. Off Armageddon Reef
2. By Schism Rent Asunder
3. By Heresies Distressed
4. A Mighty Fortress
5. How Firm A Foundation
6. Midst Toil and Tribulation
7. Like A Mighty Army
8. Hell's Foundations Quiver
9. At the Sign of Triumph
10. Through Fiery Trials

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  • Don’t waste your money

    By CTJohnson00
    I’ve been a big fan of David Weber’s Safehold series and have enjoyed most of the books to date, but this one is terrible. You will literally miss nothing if you skip this book in the series - you’ll surmise what happened simply by reference in the next book. Over 900 pages of tedious prose about the economies of the various kingdoms interspersed with cloyingly saccharine love stories involving minor characters, all of which that essentially a rehash of the Caleb-and-Sharleyan story. I would really like to know how the story ends, particularly the conflict between humanity and the Gbaba, but if the next book is anything like as boring as this one it will be the last David Weber book I purchase.
  • Through fiery trial

    By jlip23
    Great. Need more safe hold books. NOW When is the next one?
  • Through Fiery Trials

    By Petershierloh
    Not his best in the series considering the ending. Seemed like it was a bit rushed.
  • Terrible plot

    By doompig
    After so many good books in the series, this book was scattered and boring with minimal action. Definitely skip this book.
  • Painful

    By tbill1111
    After so many good books in this series, suddenly it’s all politics (and regurgitated, cut and paste religious passages) and if there is one thing I’ve had enough of the last two years it is politics. Even the characters were uninteresting and those who we’ve grown to love were all dialog and zero action. Disjointed, loose ends. Read the first and last chapters and let’s hope the ball moves a little more rapidly in the next book in the series.
  • He wrote another one

    By Mike37593638
    Minor spoilers This book focuses heavily on post jihad Siddarmark and Harchong, and a slew of new characters you have no reason to care about, and have difficulty remembering. We see some new romances, as well as new technical advances, but on the whole, nothing happens in the book. Weber’s technique of using obvious filler, and pointless banter (that sounds identical regardless of which character is speaking it) continues to grow.
  • Big disappointment

    By $&)ads sucks$$$
    I have never been disappointed by a David Weber book until now. For Serjin fans, you might want to skip this one. I paid 14.99 for the book, that was 11.00 too much. Really boring with lots of opera like dialogue.
  • Skip it

    Twelve hundred and thirty pages of monotonous, flaccid, anticlimactic baloney. You will literally be sitting there the entire time forcing yourself to go on to the next chapter. Sweet holy Langhorne that sucked. Make the next one as good as the last 14 paragraphs for Shan-Wei’s sake.
  • Good but needed to move faster

    By jamone13
    This book is a long way in the series. It moves very slow, and seems like it's mostly not really necessary. you could skip reading it and wait for the next book or two and never miss not having read it. I do love the series, but it really needs to resolve the major plot point of the 1000 years thing soon.
  • skip it

    By stupid programmers formthis ap
    This volume in the series is huge waste of time. Feels like the author has not figured out where to take the series and felt compelled to write a very boring tome about the minute details of life on Safehold. Don’t waste your time or money. If you feel compelled to read wait til it hits your library.