By Schism Rent Asunder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Gripping and powerful sequel to Off Armageddon Reef, continuing the saga of the Kingdom of Charis and its battle against the corrupt “Group of Four” who rule the planet of Safehold with an iron fist. For who would dare to challenge the might of Mother Church?
None other than King Cayleb and the mysterious warrior monk, Seijin Merlin, who is the cybernetic avatar of a young woman named Nimue Alban who died over nine centuries ago and is the only person who knows why the existence of the human race depends upon the outcome of the war between Charis and the Church of God Awaiting.
Religious war may be ugly, but the only alternative is even uglier.
An excellent book.