By Schism Rent Asunder

Author: David Weber
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230760448
Release Date: 2011-05-06
Genre: Fiction

In the nine centuries since the creation of the world, the Church of God Awaiting has grown all-powerful as the keeper of men's souls. It rules the planet of Safehold with the imprimatur of God Himself . . . and with an iron fist. Lately, the island kingdom of Charis has rejected the Church's authority. Charis has repelled the Church's first attack and is preparing to strike back. Yet not all those who support the Church are corrupt, and the Church stands ready to use the faith and belief of those blameless souls for its own cynical ends. The gauntlet has been cast down, and full-scale religious war - the ugliest war of all - looms over Safehold. To prevail, King Cayleb of Charis has one ally with resources not even he can imagine: the mysterious warrior monk called Merlin, who holds the secret knowledge Charis may need to survive. Merlin is Cayleb's adviser, protector, and friend . . . and, secretly, also the cybernetic avatar of a young woman named Nimue Alban, who died before the day of creation itself. Who was born on a murdered world called 'Earth'.

Der Widerstand

Author: David Weber
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783404206735
Release Date: 2012-06-22
Genre: Fiction

Mehr als die Hälfte der Erdbevölkerung stirbt in den ersten Minuten. Die Feinde kommen aus dem Nichts. Sie nennen sich die Shongairi und haben die Menschheit von einer Sekunde auf die andere in einen brutalen Krieg gestürzt. Die meisten Städte liegen in Trümmern, radioaktiv verseucht. Das Militär ist versprengt und versucht, sich wieder zu organisieren. Eines ist gewiss: Über kurz oder lang werden die Aliens die Menschen vernichten. Doch die Menschen haben Verbündete. Im Dunkeln. Die neue Serie vom Schöpfer der Honor-Harrington-Reihe vereint auf geniale Weise grandiose Abenteuer-SF mit Horror-Elementen!

The Safehold Series Volume I

Author: David Weber
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9780765397423
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre: Fiction

This discounted ebundle includes: Off Armageddon Reef, By Schism Rent Asunder, By Heresies Distressed, A Mighty Fortress, How Firm a Foundation An android from the far human past awakens and learns her fate: to provoke technological progress that has been stifled for centuries on the planet Safehold. In David Weber’s bestselling Safehold series, humans have fled from Earth, which their enemies, the Gbaba, have left in smoldering ruins. The few human survivors rebuild on the Earth-like planet of Safehold. But the Gbaba can detect the emissions of an industrial civilization, so the human rulers take extraordinary measures to keep Safehold society medieval forever. Tor Books by David Weber 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 Other Tor Books Out of the Dark At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

At the Sign of Triumph

Author: David Weber
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429952118
Release Date: 2016-11-08
Genre: Fiction

At the Sign of Triumph: David Weber's New York Times-bestselling Safehold series begun with Off Armageddon Reef, By Schism Rent Asunder, By Heresies Distressed, A Mighty Fortress and How Firm a Foundation. The Church of God Awaiting's triumph over Charis was inevitable. Despite its prosperity, the Charis was a single, small island realm. It boasted less than two percent of the total population of Safehold. How could it possibly resist total destruction? The Church had every reason to be confident of a swift, crushing victory, an object lesson to other rebels. But Charis had something far more powerful than simple numbers. It had a king, a crown prince, and a navy prepared to die where they stood in its defense. It had the Brethren of Saint Zherneau, who knew the truth about Safehold's founding. Who knew that the Church of God Awaiting was a monstrous lie. And it had Merlin Athrawes, last survivor of long-vanished Earth. Merlin, the cybernetic avatar of a woman dead over a thousand years, who was determined to break the Church's grip upon the human mind and soul. So after eight years of war, it is not Charis but the Church that stands upon the brink of defeat. But the Church still commands immense resources, and — faced with the unthinkable — it’s decided that it, too, must embrace the forbidden technology which has carried Charis so far. In the end, it is simple, for only one can survive. The lines are drawn, the navies and armies have been raised, and all of Safehold is poised for the final battle between those who believe in freedom and those who would crush it forever. 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 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Der Marduk Zyklus Das trojanische Schiff

Author: David Weber
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783732545780
Release Date: 2017-07-11
Genre: Fiction

Der krönende Abschluss des Marduk-Zyklus! Prinz Roger MacClintock war einst Thronerbe, ein selbstverliebter junger Mann ... bis er auf der Welt Marduk strandete, gemeinsam mit seinem Leibwächter-Regiment aus Royal Marines. Um von dem Planeten zu entkommen, mussten sie ihn halb umrunden, und zwar zu Fuß. Erfolgreich überquerten sie einen Kontinent und ein Meer voller schiffsfressender Ungeheuer, eroberten einen feindlichen Raumhaufen und kaperten ein Raumschiff. Eigentlich stünde der Rückkehr in die Heimat nichts mehr im Wege. Doch Roger ahnt nicht, dass ihm die schwierigste Aufgabe noch bevorsteht. Denn seine Heimat ist nicht mehr dieselbe wie zuvor ... Ein großartiges Weltraum-Abenteuer von zwei Meistern der Military-SF! Packende Gefechtsszenen und faszinierende Charaktere! Jetzt endlich wieder erhältlich als eBook von beBEYOND - fremde Welten und fantastische Reisen.

By Heresies Distressed

Author: David Weber
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429956437
Release Date: 2009-07-21
Genre: Fiction

In David Weber's By Heresies Distressed, the battle for the soul of the planet Safehold has begun. The Kingdom of Charis and the Kingdom of Chisholm have joined together, pledged to stand against the tyranny of a corrupt Church. The youthful Queen Sharleyan of Chisholm has wed King Cayleb of Charis, forging a single dynasty, a single empire, dedicated to the defense of human freedom. Crowned Empress of that empire, Sharleyan has found in Cayleb's arms the love she never dared hope for in a "marriage of state." In Cayleb's cause, his defiance of the ruthless Group of Four who govern mother Church, she has found the task to which she can commit her mind and her courage. It is a cause for which she was born. Yet there are things Sharleyan still does not know. Secrets Cayleb has not been permitted to share, even with her. Secrets like the true story of humanity on Safehold. Like the intricate web of lies, deception, and fabricated "religion" which have chained humanity for almost a thousand years. Like the existence of the genocidal alien Gbaba, waiting to complete mankind's destruction should humans ever attract their attention once more. Like the existence of a young woman, Nimue Alban, nine hundred years dead, whose heart, mind, and memories live on within the android body of the warrior-monk she knows as Merlin. And so Empress Sharleyan faces the great challenge of her life unaware of all that task truly entails...or of how the secrets the man who loves her cannot share may threaten all they have achieved between them...and her own life. 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 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Midst Toil and Tribulation

Author: David Weber
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781429944687
Release Date: 2012-09-18
Genre: Fiction

David Weber's New York Times bestselling Safehold series of military Science Fiction adventure, which began with Off Armageddon Reef, continues with Midst Toil and Tribulation WAR AND FAMINE 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 vanishingly few people know is that Merlin is the 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... 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 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Hell s Foundations Quiver

Author: David Weber
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429949835
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Fiction

Hell's Foundations Quiver: David Weber's New York Times-bestselling Safehold series begun with Off Armageddon Reef, By Schism Rent Asunder, By Heresies Distressed, A Mighty Fortress and Like a Mighty Army. TURNING OF THE TIDE Centuries ago, the human race fought its first great war against an alien race-and lost. A tiny population of human beings fled to distant Safehold. Centuries later, their descendants have forgotten their history; for them, life has been an eternal Middle Ages, ruled by the Church of God Awaiting, whose secret purpose is to prevent the re-emergence of industrial civilization. But not all of Safehold's founders were on board with this plan. Those dissidents left behind their own secret legacies. One of those is Merlyn Athrawes, cybernetic avatar of one of Earth's long-dead defenders, now reawakened after a thousand years to restart human progress and reclaim our place in the universe. Merlyn has intervened in the small Safeholdian realm of Charis, seeding it with ideas and innovations and helping it to rise to challenge the hegemony of the Church. It's been a long and bloody fight, but aided by a stream of inventions--breech-loading rifles, signal rockets, claymore mines, new approaches to manufacturing and supply-Charis and its few allies seem to have finally gained the upper hand. Now major realms have begun to consider switching sides. To all these ends, Merlyn Athrawes has been everywhere, under multiple disguises and wielding hidden powers. The secret of who and what he is has been closely held. But a new player has arrived, one who knows many secrets-including Merlyn's own. 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 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Safehold Boxed Set 1

Author: David Weber
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
ISBN: 9781466870864
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Genre: Fiction

The Safehold Boxed Set 1 includes: Off Armageddon Reef, By Schism Rent Asunder, By Heresies Distressed “Shifting effortlessly between battles among warp-speed starships and among oar-powered galleys, Weber brings the political maneuvering, past and future technologies, and vigorous protagonists together for a cohesive, engrossing whole.” ?Publishers Weekly, starred review In David Weber’s bestselling Safehold series, humans have fled from Earth, which their enemies, the Gbaba, have left in smoldering ruins. The few human survivors rebuild on the Earth-like planet of Safehold. But the Gbaba can detect the emissions of an industrial civilization, so the human rulers take extraordinary measures to keep Safehold society medieval forever. But 800 years later, an android from the far human past awakens and learns her fate: to provoke technological progress that has been prevented for centuries. Off Armageddon Reef — In a hidden chamber on Safehold, an android from the far human past awakens. Via automated recordings, "Nimue" — or, rather, the android with the memories of Lieutenant Commander Nimue Alban — is told her fate: she will emerge into Safeholdian society, suitably disguised, and begin the process of provoking the technological progress which the Church of God Awaiting has worked for centuries to prevent. By Schism Rent Asunder — Charis may control the world's seas, but it barely has an army worthy of the name. And as King Cayleb knows, far too much of the kingdom's recent good fortune is due to the secret manipulations of the being that calls himself Merlin-a being that, the world must not find out too soon, is more than human. By Heresies Distressed — The youthful Queen Sharleyan of Chisholm has wed King Cayleb of Charis, forging a single dynasty, a single empire, dedicated to the defense of human freedom. And so Empress Sharleyan faces the greatest challenge of her life, unaware of all that task truly entails. 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 Other Tor Books Out of the Dark At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

How Firm a Foundation

Author: David Weber
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429983006
Release Date: 2011-09-13
Genre: Fiction

In David Weber's How Firm a Foundation, the fifth book in the Safehold series, the Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must fight for its very survival. What most of its subjects don't know even now, however, is how much more it's fighting for. Emperor Cayleb, Empress Sharleyan, Merlin Athrawes, and their innermost circle of most trusted advisers do know. And because they do, they know the penalty if they lose will be far worse than their own deaths and the destruction of all they know and love. For five years, Charis has survived all the Church of God Awaiting and the corrupt men who control it have thrown at the island empire. The price has been high and paid in blood. Despite its chain of hard-fought naval victories, Charis is still on the defensive. It can hold its own at sea, but if it is to survive, it must defeat the Church upon its own ground. Yet how does it invade the mainland and take the war to a foe whose population outnumbers its own fifteen to one? How does it prevent that massive opponent from rebuilding its fleets and attacking yet again? Charis has no answer to those questions, but needs to find one...quickly. The Inquisition's brutal torture and hideous executions are claiming more and more innocent lives. Its agents are fomenting rebellion against the only mainland realms sympathetic to Charis. Religious terrorists have been dispatched to wreak havoc against the Empire's subjects. Assassins stalk the Emperor and Empress, their allies and advisers, and an innocent young boy, not yet eleven years old, whose father has already been murdered. And Merlin Athrawes, the cybernetic avatar of a young woman a thousand years dead, has finally learned what sleeps beneath the far-off Temple in the Church of God Awaiting's city of Zion. The men and women fighting for human freedom and tolerance have built a foundation for their struggle in the Empire of Charis with their own blood, but will that foundation be firm enough to survive? 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 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Der Marduk Zyklus Das Bronze Bataillon

Author: David Weber
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783732545759
Release Date: 2017-07-11
Genre: Fiction

Der Auftakt einer grandiosen Saga um epische Schlachten und Intrigen! Roger Ramius Sergei Chiang MacClintock versteht die Welt nicht mehr. Er ist jung, athletisch, der dritte in der Thronfolge ... Aber warum traut ihm bloß niemand am kaiserlichen Hof? Wieso verrät ihm nicht einmal seine Mutter, die Kaiserin, den Grund dafür? Und warum schickt sie ihn auf einen Provinzplaneten, wo er sie auf einer politischen Veranstaltung vertreten soll, zu der man eher den dritten stellvertretenden Staatssekretär schicken würde? Noch ehe Roger die Antworten auf diese Fragen herausfinden kann, überschlagen sich die Ereignisse, und zum ersten Mal im Leben muss er auf eigenen Füßen stehen - auf einem Planeten, auf dem jeder Schritt den Tod bedeuten kann ... Der Auftakt des Marduk-Zyklus' - ein großartiges Weltraum-Abenteuer von zwei Meistern der Military-SF! Packende Gefechtsszenen und faszinierende Charaktere! Jetzt endlich wieder erhältlich als eBook von beBEYOND - fremde Welten und fantastische Reisen.

Nimue Alban Codename Merlin

Author: David Weber
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783838709888
Release Date: 2011-06-24
Genre: Fiction

Ihr Name ist Nimue Alban, und sie ist schon seit langer Zeit tot. Doch manchmal leben Tote länger: Nimue Albans Geist wurde in den Körper eines Cyborgs verpflanzt. Das war lange bevor die Menschen vor einer außerirdischen Spezies fliehen mussten, um der Auslöschung zu entgehen. Die Menschheit begann ein neues Leben auf einer fernen Welt. Doch sie lebt in einer Diktatur. Und Nimue Alban wurde wieder zum Leben erweckt, um das zu ändern ...

Like a Mighty Army

Author: David Weber
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781429945080
Release Date: 2014-02-18
Genre: Fiction

David Weber's Like a Mighty Army is the hotly anticipated seventh volume in the New York Times bestselling Safehold series For centuries, the world of Safehold, last redoubt of the human race, lay under the unchallenged rule of the Church of God Awaiting. The Church permitted nothing new-no new inventions, no new understandings of the world. What no one knew was that the Church was an elaborate fraud--a high-tech system established by a rebel faction of Safehold's founders, meant to keep humanity hidden from the powerful alien race that had destroyed old Earth. Then awoke Merlyn Athrawes, cybernetic avatar of a warrior a thousand years dead, felled in the war in which Earth was lost. Monk, warrior, counselor to princes and kings, Merlyn has one purpose: to restart the history of the too-long-hidden human race. And now the fight is thoroughly underway. The island empire of Charis has declared its independence from the Church, and with Merlyn's help has vaulted forward into a new age of steam-powered efficiency. Fending off the wounded Church, Charis has drawn more and more of the countries of Safehold to the cause of independence and self-determination. But at a heavy cost in bloodshed and loss--a cost felt by nobody more keenly that Merlyn Athrawes. The wounded Church is regrouping. Its armies and resources are vast. The fight for humanity's future isn't over, and won't be over soon... 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 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Mighty Fortress

Author: David Weber
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 142996135X
Release Date: 2010-04-13
Genre: Fiction

Young Cayleb Ahrmahk has accomplished things few people could even dream of. Not yet even thirty years old, he's won the most crushing naval victories in human history. He's smashed a hostile alliance of no less than five princedoms and won the hand of the beautiful young Queen Sharleyan of Chisholm. Cayleb and Sharleyan have created the Charisian Empire, the greatest naval power in the history of Safehold, and they've turned Charis into a place of refuge for all who treasure freedom. Their success may prove short-lived. The Church of God Awaiting, which controls most of Safehold, has decreed their destruction. Mother Church's entire purpose is to prevent the very things to which Charis is committed. Since the first attempt to crush the heretics failed, the Church has no choice but to adopt some of the hated Charisian innovations for themselves. Soon a mighty fleet will sail against Cayleb, destroying everything in its path. But there are still matters about which the Church knows nothing, including Cayleb and Sharleyan's adviser, friend, and guardian- the mystic warrior-monk named Merlin Athrawes. Merlin knows all about battles against impossible odds, because he is in fact the cybernetic avatar of a young woman named Nimue Alban, who died a thousand years before. As Nimue, Merlin saw the entire Terran Federation go down in fire and slaughter at the hands of a foe it could not defeat. He knows that Safehold is the last human planet in existence, and that the stasis the Church was created to enforce will be the human race's death sentence if it is allowed to stand. The juggernaut is rumbling down on Charis, but Merlin Athrawes and a handful of extraordinary human beings stand in its path. The Church is about to discover just how potent the power of human freedom truly is, in David Weber's A Mighty Fortress. 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 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Off Armageddon Reef

Author: David Weber
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429920572
Release Date: 2008-01-02
Genre: Fiction

Humanity pushed its way to the stars - and encountered the Gbaba, a ruthless alien race that nearly wiped us out. Earth and her colonies are now smoldering ruins, and the few survivors have fled to distant, Earth-like Safehold, to try to rebuild. But the Gbaba can detect the emissions of an industrial civilization, so the human rulers of Safehold have taken extraordinary measures: with mind control and hidden high technology, they've built a religion in which every Safeholdian believes, a religion designed to keep Safehold society medieval forever. 800 years pass. In a hidden chamber on Safehold, an android from the far human past awakens. This "rebirth" was set in motion centuries before, by a faction that opposed shackling humanity with a concocted religion. Via automated recordings, "Nimue" - or, rather, the android with the memories of Lieutenant Commander Nimue Alban - is told her fate: she will emerge into Safeholdian society, suitably disguised, and begin the process of provoking the technological progress which the Church of God Awaiting has worked for centuries to prevent. Nothing about this will be easy. To better deal with a medieval society, "Nimue" takes a new gender and a new name, "Merlin." His formidable powers and access to caches of hidden high technology will need to be carefully concealed. And he'll need to find a base of operations, a Safeholdian country that's just a little more freewheeling, a little less orthodox, a little more open to the new. And thus Merlin comes to Charis, a mid-sized kingdom with a talent for naval warfare. He plans to make the acquaintance of King Haarahld and Crown Prince Cayleb, and maybe, just maybe, kick off a new era of invention. Which is bound to draw the attention of the Church...and, inevitably, lead to war. It's going to be a long, long process. And David Weber's epic Off Armageddon Reef is can't-miss sci-fi. 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 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.