By Ken Follett
In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary global with The Pillars of the Earth, a sweeping epic novel set in twelfth-century England headquartered at the construction of a cathedral and lots of of the loads of lives it affected. Critics have been overwhelmed—“it will carry you, fascinate you, encompass you” (Chicago Tribune)—and readers in every single place was hoping for a sequel.
World with out End takes position within the comparable city of Kingsbridge, centuries after the townspeople comprehensive construction the beautiful Gothic cathedral that was once on the center of The Pillars of the Earth. The cathedral and the priory are back on the heart of an internet of affection and hate, greed and satisfaction, ambition and revenge, yet this sequel stands by itself. This time the boys and ladies of a rare forged of characters locate themselves at a crossroad of latest principles— approximately medication, trade, structure, and justice. In a global the place proponents of the previous methods fiercely conflict people with revolutionary minds, the intrigue and stress fast achieve a boiling aspect opposed to the devastating backdrop of the best normal catastrophe ever to strike the human race—the Black Death.
Three years within the writing, and approximately eighteen years considering its predecessor, World with out End breathes new lifestyles into the epic ancient novel and once more indicates that Ken Follett is a masterful writer writing on the best of his craft.