The Evening and the Morning: The Prequel to The Pillars of the Earth, A Kingsbridge Novel

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The Evening and the Morning: The Prequel to The Pillars of the Earth, A Kingsbridge Novel

The Evening and the Morning: The Prequel to The Pillars of the Earth, A Kingsbridge Novel

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But he believes it’s wrong to be gay, so he turns all his energies into his great project, which is to build a centre of learning and scholarship in his abbey. I loved these two characters and happily became wrapped up in their lives as they navigated treacherous times and great difficulties.

The king tells the monks to build a new bridge, which will be "the king's bridge" and under his protection. All, including this one, can be read and enjoyed as standalones, since they are set in different centuries, with characters that are either descendants or ancestors. We are experiencing delays with deliveries to many countries, but in most cases local services have now resumed.

I don't know when it occurred, but suddenly the book that I was stubbornly trying to work my way through became the book that I was reluctant to put down. My third novel by Follett offered up everything I've come to expect from the author; an excellent story full of clumsy writing, bite-sized chapters peppered with cheesy dialogue, and a wonderful setting that's filled to bursting with pantomime villains, sweeter-than-saccharine heroes, and a whole host of damsels in distress. Thirty years ago we were introduced to Kingsbridge in The Pillars of the Earth, and now in this prequel international bestseller Ken Follett will take us on a journey into a rich past, which will end where his masterpiece begins.

After an argument, Wigelm takes their son away from Ragna and gives him to his girlfriend and his mother to raise. When I read that this book was a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth trilogy I thought I would pick it up as a start to the other three. Set in 997 CE, at the end of the dark ages and England faces attacks from the Welsh and the Vikings. But it's a good tale, a fascinating window into a little-revealed period of history, and a worthy read. Rather, marriage is a civic ceremony, a man may "put away" his wife at his pleasure and marry another, or have two wives.Shortly after I started, one of the first things that caught my attention was the extent to which everything was described, even in conversations between characters.

Some of these cookies are essential to make our site work and others help to give us insight into how the site is being used. Follett didn’t forget about it — romance is also there, struggling to shine in a web of wickedness and obscurity.A fabulous escape for me, all leading up to how Dreng’s Ferry became the Kingsbridge that we come know in The Pillars of the Earth. Much of the plot revolves around the personal lives of the main players – their loves, losses, dreams, scandals, betrayals, marriage and children. The Pillars of the Earth was followed by two sequels, World Without End (my favourite because it incorporated the bubonic plague of the fourteen century) and A Column of Fire (which I own, but haven't yet read, set in the sixteenth century). The Vikings were raiding almost annually, the area is governed by a truly evil family who even controls the church and uses that institution to advance their own power and wealth, even though they constantly make decisions that go against the welfare of the citizens of the area. The book expands upon the history and founding of the fictional town of Kingsbridge, England, and the construction of the bridge and cathedral there (and the origin of the town's name is explained).

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