By David Weber
Now the conflict for the soul of the planet Safehold has begun.
The state of Charis and the dominion of Chisholm have joined jointly, pledged to face opposed to the tyranny of a corrupt Church. The younger Queen Sharleyan of Chisholm has wed King Cayleb of Charis, forging a unmarried dynasty, a unmarried empire, devoted to the safeguard of human freedom. topped Empress of that empire, Sharleyan has present in Cayleb's palms the affection she by no means dared wish for in a "marriage of state." In Cayleb's reason, his defiance of the ruthless staff of 4 who govern mom Church, she has chanced on the duty to which she will dedicate her brain and her braveness. it's a reason for which she used to be born.
Yet there are issues Sharleyan nonetheless doesn't understand. secrets and techniques Cayleb has now not been approved to percentage, inspite of her. secrets and techniques just like the precise tale of humanity on Safehold. just like the elaborate net of lies, deception, and fabricated "religion" that have chained humanity for nearly 1000 years. just like the life of the genocidal alien Gbaba, ready to accomplish mankind's destruction may still people ever allure their awareness once again. just like the life of a tender girl, Nimue Alban, 9 hundred years useless, whose middle, brain, and stories survive in the android physique of the warrior-monk she understands as Merlin.
And so Empress Sharleyan faces the the good problem of her existence blind to all that activity really entails...or of ways the secrets and techniques the guy who loves her can't proportion may possibly threaten all they've got completed among them...and her personal life.
At the publisher's request, this identify is being offered with no electronic Rights administration software program (DRM) utilized.