A Column of Fire: The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 3

September 21, 2017 - Comment

The best-selling author turns his eye to one of the most turbulent times in European history in this third installment of the magnificent Kingsbridge series. Deconstructing a half-century of revolution and religion, at its heart is an epic story of love, family and tolerance. Young Will Willard is coming home to Kingsbridge at Christmas as

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The best-selling author turns his eye to one of the most turbulent times in European history in this third installment of the magnificent Kingsbridge series. Deconstructing a half-century of revolution and religion, at its heart is an epic story of love, family and tolerance.

Young Will Willard is coming home to Kingsbridge at Christmas as A Column of Fire opens. The year 1558 will turn Will’s life upside-down and change Europe for ever.

The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. High principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love. Will finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald.

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

Waiting in Paris is the alluring, headstrong Mary Queen of Scots, part of a brutally ambitious French family. Proclaimed the rightful ruler of England, she has her own supporters scheming to get rid of Elizabeth.

Will Willard hunts the slippery, enigmatic Jean Langlais, not knowing that the false name hides a childhood classmate who knows him all too well.

Over a turbulent half-century, the love between Will and Margery seems doomed, as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings precariously to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents.

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 what 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. 

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