By Heresies Distressed is David Weber’s third book in the Safehold series. It picks up pretty much immediately where By Schism Rent Asunder finished, with the invasion of Corisande and the challenge of integrating Charis and Chisholm into the new empire. There are a few revelations, some more flushing out of the back story and plot, as well as a curve ball about the timeline of the series. I’m not sure where this is going now, because of a small exchange between Merlin and Cayleb where the answer seems to imply a generational approach. It’s going to be interesting to see where it goes because the next two books are still featuring the same cast of characters. If the implication is that at some point in the series we’re going to jump forward in time, I’ll be interested to see exactly when (in the sense of which book) and how far forward. I’m definitely enjoying this series, and if you’re a Weber fan, you should check them out.