By Heresies Distressed.
The third in Weber's Safehold series, By Heresies Distressed allowed me to return to that world I first visited in Armageddon Reef. I loved it, but I am a huge Weber fan.
I don't advise reading this series out of order. I've reviewed Armageddon Reef here and By Schism Rent Asunder here, and they give a bit of the background, but this just isn't a series that would work well without a chronological reading.
This installment deals with several battles as Caleb moves against the enemies who attacked his kingdom, and as usual, Weber is a dab hand at making battle strategy and tactics fascinating. Sharleyan is busy trying to manage the kingdom of Charis in Caleb's absence.
The Church and State political component continues to interest me as well, but Weber's ability to bring each character (and their are so many) to life is the major factor in making his newest world a real one.
I couldn't decide whether to be disappointed that the story is still not complete or delighted that there is at least one more novel to look forward to.
Fiction. Science Fiction. 2009. 475 pages.