From the #1 New York Timesbestselling author, a thrilling and addictive new novel--a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth--set in England at the dawn of a new era: the Middle Ages
"Just as transporting as [The Pillars of the Earth] . . . A most welcome addition to the Kingsbridge series." --The Washington Post
It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Those in power bend justice according to their will, regardless of ordinary people and often in conflict with the king. Without a clear rule of law, chaos reigns.
In these turbulent times, three characters find their lives intertwined. A young boatbuilder's life is turned upside down when the only home he's ever known is raided by Vikings, forcing him and his family to move and start their lives anew in a small hamlet where he does not fit in. . . . A Norman noblewoman marries for love, following her husband across the sea to a new land, but the customs of her husband's homeland are shockingly different, and as she begins to realize that everyone around her is engaged in a constant, brutal battle for power, it becomes clear that a single misstep could be catastrophic. . . . A monk dreams of transforming his humble abbey into a center of learning that will be admired throughout Europe. And each in turn comes into dangerous conflict with a clever and ruthless bishop who will do anything to increase his wealth and power.
Thirty years ago, Ken Follett published his most popular novel,The Pillars of the Earth. Now, Follett's masterful new prequel The Evening and the Morning takes us on an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition and rivalry, death and birth, love and hate, that will end where The Pillars of the Earthbegins.
I enjoyed this book so much, I'm going to go back and read Pillars of the Earth again! Fabulous!!!55
Ken let’s my imagination run wild with many ups and downs. Love your writing and I have read every book you have written!❤️55
After hungrily devouring The Pillars of the Earth and it’s sequels, I was afraid I would never find another novel I enjoyed as much. Thank you, Mr. Follett, for writing The Evening and the Morning! I sincerely hope there is another Kingsbridge novel in the near future! I yearn for more!!55
Hi fictional writing is engaging, thought at times long winded or biased disguised as character commentary.35
I’d been waiting for this novel since Follett announced its release - three years ago. I has no doubt in my mind it would be as masterful as the rest of the series. I finished it in a week. Now I’m sad it’s over. Incredible!!!!!55
An excellent romp through England at the end of the Dark Ages and a great compliment to the original Kingsbridge Series. Well built characters and descriptions of the time. The only disappointment was the mostly predictable ending. More importantly, Follett gets away from his political commentary of the Century Trilogy.45