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Excellent Sequel to Pillars of the Earth,
This review is from: World Without End Signed Edition (Hardcover)
Ken Follett was only twenty-seven when he wrote Eye of the Needle, the award-winning novel which became an international bestseller and a distinguished film. Before that, he had been a newspaper reporter and a publishing executive after studying philosophy at University College, London. He has since written ten equally successful novels and the non-fiction bestseller, On Wings of Eagles. Ken Follett lives with his family in London and Stevenage.
This book is the sequel to The Pillars of the Earth, abook written 18 years ago, in 1989 and a book that was one of my favourites of all time, along with Sarum by Edward Rutherford. 18 years is a long time to wait for a sequel to any book but it is well over a thousand pages and as I have read The Pillars of the Earth several times since it was published, my recollections of it are still good.
World without end begins its story in 1327 and follows the lives of four children, who slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. The children are not only from different backgrounds but their personalities could not be more different either. After leaving the city together they see two men brutally killed in the forest. Little do they know it but the killings they have witnessed will affect them all through their lives.
Between them they will witness and suffer everything that the world can throw at them and their ups and downs within the historical changes that take place throughout their lives, makes for fascinating reading.
Ken Follett is a master of this type of historical fiction and I am amazed that he has not written this book before now, but also grateful that he has, now, finally published what I am sure will be a best seller for years to come. Books of this stature do not come along very often.
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