The thrilling novel from the #1 Internationally bestselling author Ken Follett. An epic, addictive historical masterpiece that begins in 997 CE and is set against the background of the medieval church and one man's ambition to make his abbey a centre of learning.
Ken Follett was twenty-seven when he wrote Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller that became an international bestseller. He then surprised everyone with The Pillars of the Earth, about the building of a cathedral in the Middle Ages, which was an Oprah Book Club Pick and continues to captivate millions of readers all over the world, and its long-awaited sequels, World Without End and A Column of Fire, were number one bestseller in the US, UK and Europe. He has also written the bestselling Century trilogy, which comprises Fall of Giants, Winter of the World and Edge of Eternity.
Another historical thriller of mighty proportions. A prequel, set
in Dark Ages Britain, to his bestselling The Pillars of the
Earth * The Times *
An earthy barrage of page-turning incident * Mail on Sunday *
Follett is a master storyteller * The Times *
One of the great bestselling novelists * Daily Telegraph *
Just as transporting as [The Pillars of the Earth] . . . A most welcome addition to the Kingsbridge series * Washington Post *