Book Review: Off Armageddon Reef (Safehold #1)

Off Armageddon Reef (Safehold, #1)Off Armageddon Reef by David Weber

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was recommended by my brother-in-law, and after the first few pages I was afraid he was possibly smoking crack. However, I kept going (I’m stubborn that way), and soon found myself quite enjoying the story.

The residents of Safehold are the last surviving earthlings – they were hidden away after the rest of humanity was destroyed by a technologically advanced alien race (I know, right?) and have lived in a world devoid of (and with religious proscriptions AGAINST) technology for over 800 years. The story revolves around one person who knows the history & the truth and sets out to change the world.

That’s a rather poor description, but the story, although incredibly more wordy than I prefer in many places, was engaging (once the space battles were over), and I’ve already picked up the second in the series to learn more.

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