There’s an obvious joke or three to make here about being distressed by David Weber, but he doesn’t really deserve them. The fact is, I continue to like his Safehold series, even if it is pretty predictable at this point. Like I mentioned last time, Weber is serving up a recipe that is tried and true, and despite being well known and familiar it still tastes pretty good.
In By Schism Rent Asunder, Weber continues the Safehold series that he started with Off Armageddon Reef. He returns to his burgeoning Age of Sail adventure that pits a lovable and clearly heroic pseudo-England against a corrupt and controlling Mother Church, in what will soon become a holy war. This recipe has been tried before, and it turns out that it tastes just fine.