“Absorbing, painlessly instructional, and quite a lot of enjoyable.” —The Washington Publish
Worldwide bestselling writer Ken Follett has enthralled thousands and thousands of readers with The Pillars of the Earth and World With out Finish, two tales of the Center Ages set within the fictional metropolis of Kingsbridge. The saga now continues with Follett’s magnificent new epic, A Column of Fireplace.
In 1558, the traditional stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a metropolis torn aside by non secular battle. As energy in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners conflict, testing friendship, loyalty, and love.
Ned Willard desires nothing greater than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. However when the lovers discover themselves on opposing sides of the non secular battle dividing the nation, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she turns into queen, all Europe turns towards England. The shrewd, decided younger monarch units up the nation’s first secret service to provide her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery appears doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings to her throne and her ideas, protected by a small, devoted group of resourceful spies and brave secret brokers.
The true enemies, then as now, aren’t the rival religions. The true battle pitches those that consider in tolerance and compromise towards the tyrants who would impose their concepts on everybody else—it doesn’t matter what the fee.
Set throughout one of the crucial turbulent and revolutionary occasions in historical past, A Column of Fireplace is one among Follett’s most fun and impressive works but. It’s going to delight longtime followers of the Kingsbridge sequence and is the proper introduction for readers new to Ken Follett.A Column of Fireplace (Kingsbridge)
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