Hi Everyone I absolutely loved these two books.Is there anything that can equal them ie. that has accurate medieval history, deep characters and a cracking good story that keeps you enthralled on every page? Tall order I know.
Company of Liars by Karen Maitland, Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd, Cathedral of the sea by Falcones, I loved them. I despaired of finding anything as good as Pillars of the earth and World without end too! Hope this helps.
Having recently read the first book a better question might be "Is There Anything Worse"? To be fair, it isn't the worst book I've ever read but how this decidedly average and not very well written saga has come to be so widely praised is beyond me. Managed to just about get to the end but there's no way I shall tackle "World Without End" - life is too short!
My two favourite books are The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. I aim to reread both. Personally I think they are extremely well written and Ken Follett deserves all the praise that has been heaped on him and more! I watched the first episode of Pillars on Channel 4 last weekend and I'm enthralled at how well the story is being recreated.