^KINDLE ⇱ Off Armageddon Reef: A Novel in the Safehold Series (#1) ↿ PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free

Great book series, great author. This is the beginning of many happy hours of entertainment One of my favorite authors on a roll it doesn t get any better One of the best series I ve read in a long time The concept behind the story is unique Many books are so poorly edited they are filled with grammar, spelling and syntax errors that make them irritating to read, not this one I am waiting impatiently for the seventh book in the series to become available. In Off Armegeddon Reef, Weber creates a magnificent universe in which to spin his tale An inspired Sci Fi introduction and set up has the early chapters setting the stage for an epic series of novels to play out Unfortunetly in this book Weber entertains but fails to live up to his creation s potential Weber gets bogged down in the politics and minutia of his characters and an expanding array of unimportant actors and events At least 300 pages are lost as events unfold through lengthy and often laim conversations, rather than descriptions of the events All of which would have been worth while if there was a large enough pay off at the end Unfortunately in this effort there is not enough pay load to reward the reader for his efforts Instaed readers will be asked to embark on of the same in sequels Despite my critisms I do find myself hooked to certain degree there is a great potential with Weber s universe to justify continuing on, but this book is not for the light sci fi reader As the space sci fi gives way to a fantasy tale of kings and noblemen, the book becomes Robin Hood, than Dune, Master and Commander sail boat canon battle than Star Trek creating an obvious hole for most sci fi fans Still I m about to purchase the sequal Not bad Best start to one of the best series ever Even though it is a reboot of one of the subplots of the Mutineers Moon books, it is well worth it Just make sure your reading schedule has lots of room ^KINDLE ☠ Off Armageddon Reef: A Novel in the Safehold Series (#1) ⇻ Starred Review Weber At All Costs Launches An Epic Series With This Gripping Far Future Saga, Which Springboards Off The Near Destruction Of Humanity In A Massive War With The Alien Gbaba The Survivors Of The Human Race Retreat To The Planet Safehold, Where They Sacrifice Basic Human Rightsand An Accurate Memory Of The Gbabafor The Preservation Of The Species The Colony S Founders Psychologically Program The Colonists To Prevent The Re Emergence Of Scientific Inquiry, Higher Mathematics Or Advanced Technology, Which The Gbaba Would Detect And Destroy Centuries Later, Cultural Stagnation On This Feudal But Thriving Planet Is Enforced By The All Powerful Church Of God Awaiting But One Kingdomwith The Aid Of The War S Last Survivor, A Cybernetic Avatar That Awakens To Reinvent Itself As A Man Named Merlin Athrawesrisks Committing The Ultimate Heresy 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 City Author Tour Jan Copyright Reed Business Information, A Division Of Reed Elsevier Inc All Rights ReservedStarred Review Earth Has Been Destroyed By An Alien Invasion, And Survivors Are Clinging To A Precarious And Primitive Existence On A Planet They Have Named Safehold But They Are Divided Into Two Major Factions A Theocratic Church Opposed To All Technological Progress, And A Secular Class Of Aristocrats And Merchants Who Support Not Only Technology But Expanding The Habitable Area Of Safehold There Are Factions And Internal Conflicts On Both Sides, And Each Has Infiltrated The Other A Good Many Of The Book S Main Players Are Seafarers And Naval Officers, And They Sail Safehold S Seas In Ships That Horatio Hornblower Might Find Familiar They Are Drawn As Well As One Expects Of Weber, Although They Are So Numerous That, Despite The Appended Cast List, Readers May Feel Mnemonically Challenged Staunch Weber Fans May Be Disappointed By The Lack Of Any Safehold Life Form As Irresistibly Charming As The Treecats Of The Honorverse The World Of His Space Faring Heroine Honor Harrington Safehold S Abundant Pelagic Life Is Mostly Predatory And Sometimes Outright Deadly, And Its Land Dwellers Are Only Slightly Cuddlier Altogether, There Is Enough Conflict To Allow A Natural Storyteller Like Weber To Make A Large, Splendid Novel That Opens Another Saga The Saga Being Weber S Form Of Choice And High Achievement, Hopes For The Rest Of It Are Definitely Elevated Roland Green Copyright American Library Association All Rights ReservedStarred Review Weber At All Costs Launches An Epic Series With This Gripping Far Future Saga, Which Springboards Off The Near Destruction Of Humanity In A Massive War With The Alien Gbaba The Survivors Of The Human Race Retreat To The Planet Safehold, Where They Sacrifice Basic Human Rightsand An Accurate Memory Of The Gbabafor The Preservation Of The Species The Colony S Founders Psychologically Program The Colonists To Prevent The Re Emergence Of Scientific Inquiry, Higher Mathematics Or Advanced Technology, Which The Gbaba Would Detect And Destroy Centuries Later, Cultural Stagnation On This Feudal But Thriving Planet Is Enforced By The All Powerful Church Of God Awaiting But One Kingdomwith The Aid Of The War S Last Survivor, A Cybernetic Avatar That Awakens To Reinvent Itself As A Man Named Merlin Athrawesrisks Committing The Ultimate Heresy 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 City Author Tour Jan Copyright Reed Business Information, A Division Of Reed Elsevier Inc All Rights ReservedStarred Review Earth Has Been Destroyed By An Alien Invasion, And Survivors Are Clinging To A Precarious And Primitive Existence On A Planet They Have Named Safehold But They Are Divided Into Two Major Factions A Theocratic Church Opposed To All Technological Progress, And A Secular Class Of Aristocrats And Merchants Who Support Not Only Technology But Expanding The Habitable Area Of Safehold There Are Factions And Internal Conflicts On Both Sides, And Each Has Infiltrated The Other A Good Many Of The Book S Main Players Are Seafarers And Naval Officers, And They Sail Safehold S Seas In Ships That Horatio Hornblower Might Find Familiar They Are Drawn As Well As One Expects Of Weber, Although They Are So Numerous That, Despite The Appended Cast List, Readers May Feel Mnemonically Challenged Staunch Weber Fans May Be Disappointed By The Lack Of Any Safehold Life Form As Irresistibly Charming As The Treecats Of The Honorverse The World Of His Space Faring Heroine Honor Harrington Safehold S Abundant Pelagic Life Is Mostly Predatory And Sometimes Outright Deadly, And Its Land Dwellers Are Only Slightly Cuddlier Altogether, There Is Enough Conflict To Allow A Natural Storyteller Like Weber To Make A Large, Splendid Novel That Opens Another Saga The Saga Being Weber S Form Of Choice And High Achievement, Hopes For The Rest Of It Are Definitely Elevated Roland Green Copyright American Library Association All Rights Reserved