The Pillars of the Earth
The no.1 bestselling masterpiece "A novel of majesty and power." Chicago Sun-TimesA spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett's classic historical masterpiece. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.If you loved Pillars of the Earth, read the bestselling sequel, World Without End.
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"Everything Ken Follett writes is a masterpiece. Especially his historical fiction. By the end I feel like I’ve know the characters for years and it’s bittersweet to finish the book. I love how he can emotionally pull you into a story while also creating such a rich historical environment you feel like you’re learning at the same time. "
"Couldn't get through it! "
"It is a long book but would make the list for the best books of the 20th century. From the first page I was hooked, and it was hard to put down. The characters are well developed and the plot is good. This is an essential “must read”"
"One of my all time favorite reads!"
"In my top ten book favorites. This is the best book of the series"