The Evening and the Morning
Books | Fiction / Action & Adventure
"It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages, and England faces attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Life is hard, and those with power wield it harshly, bending justice according to their will - often in conflict with the monarchy. With the king's grip on the country fragile and with no clear rule of law, chaos and bloodshed reign. Into this uncertain world three people come to the fore: a young boatbuilder, who dreams of a better future when a devastating Viking raid shatters the life that he and the woman he loves hoped for; a Norman noblewoman, who follows her beloved husband across the sea to a new land only to find her life there shockingly different; and a capable monk at Shiring Abbey, who dreams of transforming his humble home into a centre of learning admired throughout Europe. Now, with England at the dawn of the Middle Ages, these three people will each come into dangerous conflict with a ruthless bishop, who will do anything to increase his wealth and power, in an epic tale of ambition and rivalry, death and birth, and love and hate."--Publisher description.
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"Done! Whew, 917 pages! I was so happy to return to Ken Follett’s story-telling, this time within 5-10 years of the year 1000. A fascinating blend of power, religiosity, slavery, abusive marriages and human struggles. I am pleased Follett created Ragna as his female protagonist, around whom the story and its power plays revolve."
"The 900 plus pages are very bingeable!!! A masterpiece!!!"
"Ken Follett epic"