A Column of Fire

September 21, 2017 - Comment

The saga that has enthralled the millions of fans of The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End now continues with Ken Follett’s magnificent, gripping A Column of Fire. Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed. The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on

Buy Now! €13.08Amazon.de Price
(as of 20. April 2020 5:27 GMT+0000 - Details)

The saga that has enthralled the millions of fans of The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End now continues with Ken Follett’s magnificent, gripping A Column of Fire.

Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed.

The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. Europe is in turmoil as high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love, and Ned soon finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald.

Then Elizabeth Tudor becomes queen, and all of Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch immediately sets up the country’s first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions and invasion plans.

Elizabeth knows that alluring, headstrong Mary Queen of Scots lies in wait in Paris. Part of a brutally ambitious French family, Mary has been proclaimed the rightful ruler of England, with her own supporters scheming to get rid of the new queen.

Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed, as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. With Elizabeth clinging precariously to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents, it becomes clear that the real enemies – then as now – are not the rival religions.

The true battle pitches those who believe in tolerance and compromise against the tyrants who would impose their ideas on everyone else – no matter the cost.

Comments

TWA says:

Faszinierend wie eh und je Bücher die einen so faszinieren dass man Sie kaum weglegen kann und schneller fertig als man denkt gibt es nicht sooo viele, schon gar nicht in so einem Bereich. Ich bin schon lange ein Fan der Bücher von Follet, und auch dieses Buch hat mich nicht enttäuscht. Es spielt in der gleichen „Welt“ wie schon zuvor Pillars of Earth (Säulen der Erde) und World Without End. Die Handlung spielt wieder in der fiktiven Stadt Kingsbridge (England), allerdings weit in der Zukunft,…

Amazon Customer says:

An end to a town history but rushed I have been a fan of Ken Follett for many years, in particular his expansive multi-generational family dramas, such as the Kingsbridge novels and the 20th century trilogy. 

Write a comment

*