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    books read A Column of Fire – imagesclip.com I've had a whole month and 900 pages to think about it and I just didn't enjoy A Column of Fire as much as The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End I think I know why and I'll get to that in a second but I'd

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    review A Column of Fire Ken Follett ✓ 4 Download books read A Column of Fire – imagesclip.com I didn’t want to write this review I’ve been weighing it up for a few days but this book is so far removed from the previous two books that a negative review is unavoidable A Column of Fire is way too short and way too predictable which is a sort of odd comment to make about a book over 750 pages long with a huge cast of characters But le

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    review A Column of Fire Ken Follett ✓ 4 Download characters Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Ken Follett My love affair with Follett goes as far back as 13 years when I was first enraptured by Eye of the Needle Since then you've tucked me into bed several nights with your fabulous stories of espionage romance historical fiction and oh so much This series makes me sigh as It wraps around me much like a caterpillar In a cocoon It is fabulously rich in character and plot development and leaves me longing for the next big book you write especiall

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    characters Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Ken Follett books read A Column of Fire – imagesclip.com ‘’ People should hear Bible stories from their parish priest If they start reading for themselves they’re sure to get the wrong idea’’Some things never change1558 Kingsbridge Europe is once again in disarray torn

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    review A Column of Fire Ken Follett ✓ 4 Download characters Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Ken Follett Ken Follett again took a lengthy hiatus before penning this third novel in the series which is reflected in the writing and shall b

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    characters Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Ken Follett books read A Column of Fire – imagesclip.com Ken Follett ✓ 4 Download Yet again another masterpiece Ken Follett follows The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End with a tale of espionage political intrigue and extreme faith during a time of never ending religious conflict Full of adventure and sus

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    Ken Follett ✓ 4 Download books read A Column of Fire – imagesclip.com I've reviewed 575 books in the last few years and don't often give out 5 stars I can be a bit stingy as I want the book to just completely knock me over Ken Follett is one of few authors who consistently impress excite and satisfy this thirst The Pillars of the Earth came very close World Without End hit the mark and is one of my top 5 all time favorite books In the third book in the Kingsbridge series A Column of Fire

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    review A Column of Fire characters Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Ken Follett Ken Follett ✓ 4 Download Phew I struggled from the start to finish and am glad that it is over I didn't like it Unlike the first two books which were centered around the characters and their struggles this was about Catholics and Protestants two de

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    books read A Column of Fire – imagesclip.com It seems the consensus among Kingsbridge fans is that A Column of Fire is their least favourite I agree Forgive my corniness but A Column of Fire just didn't have the flame the previous two books in the series h

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    characters Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Ken Follett Ken Follett ✓ 4 Download books read A Column of Fire – imagesclip.com OM%?G Okay please don't hate me for doing this in the review box but just found out there's a third book in the TPOTE series and I'M DYING Book one was and still is such a lovehate for so many and I'm most definitely one of the diehard lovers of the first book have the second and can't wait to read it and now A THIRD BOOK???? Just a little

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Re it to The Pillars of the Earth After every major section of the novel something big happened The Kingsbridge market was attacked by William Hamleigh twice the church roof collapsed Tom Builder had to abandon his child and Prior Phillip found himself at the King s mercy in France The same sense of crisis was also apparent in The World Without End With this book there was no real sense of danger for anyone that I was made to feel for So it lacked the drama that made the previous two instalments so damn exciting I found myself not caring at all about most of these characters or their lives for that matter I didn t know enough about them and when the story started moving they were never really built pon Rollo Fitzgerald was awkwardly absent for large parts of the novel after initially being set The Missing Heir up as a very important character There were large transition periods between the characters lives that we seemed to miss and the story never fully came together as it needed to Moreover and most significantly there was no sense of Kingsbridge community spirit So that meant when danger did hit Kingsbridge I yawned The romance was weakFollet s books are always driven by romance and this one was no different But again this was a let down In this case the initial few chapters on it were perfectly fine it was setp as you d expect it to be However the aftermath was somewhat tepid Where was the longing Where was the heart wrenching emptiness when the lovers were separated Sure it was touched Heart Of Stone (Morgans Mercenaries, upon though I think much was needed to cement the mutual feelings If this was Jack and Aliana or Merthin and Carris then all parties concerned would have been beside themselves in agony Ned and Margery seemed to suck itp and get on with their lives all too easily And their ending was far too predictable at this stage I needed so much for this to work Do I think A Column of Fire could have been a good novel Most certainly It needed editing It needed to be padded out and certain sections expanded pon and revised All in all what I think A Column of Fire needed most of all was time time to grow and become the story it ought to have been I feel like I ve just read an early draft of a potentially great novel most dissapointing indeedFacebook Twitter Insta Academia It seems the consensus among Kingsbridge fans is that A Column of Fire is their least favourite I agree Forgive my corniness but A Column of Fire just didn t have the flame the previous two books in the series had Ken Follett one of the best selling authors in history has never been considered as a spectacular writer This holds true again in this latest novel Follett writes ick paced scenes His sentences remain as stilted as ever His words are rigid and perhaps this evens gives a certain flavour to the historical novels But for me it makes it a bit of a tough slog to get through some 1000 pages or so Of the three Kingsbridge novels I had the hardest time getting through this one as you may notice I took me nearly a month and a half to complete itWhy There are two main reasons this book didn t hold Not Our Kind up to the previous two novels1 Kingsbridge itself The city made famous by its cathedral is largely absent in this book One of the things that made the previous two books spectacular was the way Follett weaved his knowledge on cathedral building into the books In this book the cathedral itself is only really mentioned a couple of times To Follett s credit he does effortlessly weave historical knowledge into this book but it has to with the power dynamics of the world at the time2 Character Unlike the previous books I really didn t care that much about these characters In particular the Ned Margery arch didn t really work for me I didn t feel that these two people cared enough to be together I also didn t feel that they cared enough when they couldn t be with one another Further I didn t despise some of the bad guys like I did in the other novels Perhaps the main antagonist in the novel is Pierre but I just didn t loathe him like I wanted to One of the things that made Pillars and Without End work were the dramatic conflicts between the good and bad Column struggled with that I found myself wanting to see of the Barney and Rollo story lines but found they were lacking I think the book could have drawn on those story lines to increase the tension and conflict throughout the narrative But since we didn t see a lot of Barney and Rollo their two story lines felt almost arbitrary and random Part of me thinks we only saw Barney go to the New World because it is settings Montana Reunion (Big Sky Centennial, up for a book or series where Follett takess to the New World with a whole new cast Column of Fire might have needed another thousand pages to do it justice Column jumped too ickly in spots There would be chapters pon chapters where the narration is well paced Then all of a
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we jump ahead year or in some places ten years and certain characters are dead and married to new people I found it hard to get on board with accepting the rationale of this at times Also people fall in love just too damn fast in this novel ie Ned and Sylvie It s a bit nrealistic Largely this major fault of the book was its scope It was too expansive too spread out over a large geographical area for the reader to really get involved in the CHARACTERS IT VENTURED TOO FAR OUTSIDE OF WHICH It ventured too far outside of which where the heart of this series is Perhaps it s time to retire Kingsbridge Perhaps it s time to sail across the ocean to the New WorldSee this review and others on my blog You can also read my short stories there I ve reviewed 575 books in the last few years and don t often give out 5 stars I can be a bit stingy as I want the book to just completely knock me over Ken Follett is one of few authors who consistently impress excite and satisfy this thirst The Pillars of the Earth came very close World Without End hit the mark and is one of my top 5 all time favorite books In the third book in the Kingsbridge series A Column of Fire I am again thoroughly exhilarated and awarding 5 stars I do think World Without End is slightly better but this was superb on so many levels I m doubly blessed as I won this book through a Goodreads Giveaway and my blog followers selected it as my April 2018 Book Bucket List read It was also a buddy read with a wonderful friendAt the outset this is a book covering the impact on several families and towns throughout Europe during the religious wars in the late 16th and early 17th centuries From Spain to Europe Scotland to England and even parts of Africa and the Caribbean this book tracks the various changing of the guard nder Henry VIII s daughters Mary and Elizabeth as well as other claimants to the throne Mary of Scots and James I Some are Catholic Some are Protestant Who will win History knows and many readers familiar with these facts know But it doesn t spoil the beauty of this absolutely stunning series of novels by Follett He s crafted an amazing set of towns families bonds and rivalries over a period of 60 years in this particular third novel where the tides turn every 5 to 10 years or every 100 to 200 pages yes it s nearly 1000 pages long Your heart breaks Your eyes bulge People could be horrible They could be kind Persecution in the name of religion truly happened and while some find this book taking advantage of history to present drama my response is basically Umm yeah it s historical fiction and that s the point If you want a 100% accurate book go read a non fiction accountWith a tome of this length my review could go on forever I plan to keep it shorter than that Ned Willard is the protagonist and the novel follows his life from a teenager to a 70 year old man through which time he has many lovers wives friends and family He is one of the most respectable characters I ve ever met in a book and while he certainly does a few things that I d consider wrong by today s standards he was a visionary nearly 500 years ago His treatment of others despite their beliefs gender race or status were fantastic He acted the act when he needed to but always to achieve a goal to Quebrando Regras (Os Westmorelands ultimately help people And he suffered than any man shouldIf you ve never read Follett before you are truly missing out If you ve not read this 3 book series you are missing out It s nearly 3000 pages in total but you don t have to read all 3 You can choose just one and read them out of order They re set about 100 years apart so you may miss a few details and connections but nothing to throw you off I m going to be in a book daze for weeks And maybe years since I don t expect him to write another one in the series but if he does it will be at least 5 years based on the last few This makes me sad But I can always re read them And I will They are that good Seriously who chooses to re read 3000 pages againHuge amounts of plot and drama Sometimes you ll think that s just too much but truly much of this ACTUALLY happened It may have been different characters or a slightly. Ty and love Ned Willard wants nothing than to marry Margery Fitzgerald But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious conflict dividing the country Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth When she becomeseen all Europe turns against England The shrewd determined young monarch sets Reclaim Me (McCoy Raven Brothers up the country’s first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots rebellions and invasion plans Over a turbulent half century the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva Elizabeth clings. OM%G Okay please don t hate me for doing this in the review box but just found out there s a third book in the TPOTE series and I M DYING Book one was and still is such a lovehate for so many and I m most definitely one of the diehard lovers of the first book have the second and can t wait to read it and now A THIRD BOOK Just a little excited O I m being a total book nerd and about to jump out of my skin Must get my hands on this ASAP I can t wait need it now book Time to read World Without End OMG so excited lolol Book nerd moments are so embarrassing xD Phew I struggled from the start to finish and am glad that it is over I didn t like it Unlike the first two books which were centered around the characters and their struggles this was about Catholics and Protestants two decade long fight between Elizabeth and Mary for the throne The first two books were about the characters and their stri Yet again another masterpiece Ken Follett follows The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End with a tale of espionage political intrigue and extreme faith during a time of never ending religious conflict Full of adventure and suspense A Column of Fire is an inspiring and thrilling portrait of one of Europe s most perilous times in history It is a journey not only through place but also through a dazzling number of key historical events Beginning in 1558 and continuing through to 1606 with a nod to 1620 in the epilogue the novel includes the death of Mary Tudor and the accession of Elizabeth I the Bartholomew Day massacre Maryeen of Scot s execution the Spanish Armada and the Gunpowder plot as well as the personal fortunes of a huge cast of characters both real and imagined Follett s research is meticulous as his readers would expectFollett is a master of historical fiction with meticulous research adept storytelling and an ability to capture the reader s interest with colorful smooth language As captured in his previous books in the Kingsbridge series Follett s characters are lively full of emotion and relatable making the book s length of no great concern for old fans or new readers alikeA Column of Fire is a cold winter s night big pot of tea and bar of chocolate comfort book and there s plenty of space in the world for that Just one health warning don t try and read it when you re sleepy With the paperback review copy weighing in at over a kilo I couldn t resist this is not a novel for dropping on your nose People should hear Bible stories from their parish priest If they start reading for themselves they re sure to get the wrong idea Some things never change1558 Kingsbridge Europe is once again in disarray torn by trivial religious differences The vicious battle between Catholics and Protestants has never been violent sending countries to war and misery Spain France England The powerful young een Elizabeth finds her future her life threatened by the existence of Mary Stuart and the Pope orders the faithful Catholic Englishmen to disobey and rise against their monarch The danger coming from Spain is always present and France remains a formidable enemy In the midst of this storm two young people dare to dream of a common future Margery and Ned followers of different dogmas find themselves torn apart by family disputes and malignant forces This is our third journey to the exciting world of Kingsbridge created by Ken FollettSpanning decades countries and characters Follett s novel begins in 1558 and ends in 1620 A period that saw blood spilled over matters that no one can verify whether they are actually true or not an era that formulated much of the continent and the convictions we have come to know today We travel to England Scotland France Spain Belgium Italy and the Caribbean and we meet Elizabeth I and her trusted advisors Cecil and Walsingham Mary Stuart Charles IX and a plethora of prominent historical figures and fictional characters The heart of the story is seen through the eyes of Ned and Margery and Follett does not abandon the techniues that were put to excellent se in The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End His descriptive writing and exhaustive historical research are here and stronger than ever You will feel transported to the great cities where the action takes place you will gaze Moon Over Water (Deliverance Company, upon the magnificent buildings you will hear and smell the noise of the markets the sacred psalms and incense in the beautiful churches you will meeteens and kings noblewomen and noblemen peasants and vagabonds Few writers have Follett s talent of reviving and depicting every era in such a vivid and faithful way However while satisfying and interesting A Column of Fire seemed to me to be the weakest installment in the Kingsbridge seriesI wasn t bothered by the common theme of two young people who love each other "But Are Driven Apart And "are driven apart and through hell and back by external forces Life isn t a happy playground and circumstances were extremely The Reunion Mission \ Tall Dark Defender unfavourable at those bygone times The problems I faced occurred because of the large number of characters that had nothing to do with the actual story that lies at the heart of the novel I ve never had issues with largeantities of characters On the contrary I welcome such a feature because it provides Her Brooding Italian Surgeon us with a wide scope of perspectives cultures and ways of thinking The problem was that in my humble opinion the characters inestion were simply not interesting At all Apart from Margery Ned and the historical figures the rest of the cast seemed boring lifeless clumsy copycats of characters in the previous installments of the Kingsbridge series Sylvie Pierre Alison Rollo and the awfully indifferent Ebrima were too simple too familiar in the wrong way too muchFor the first time in reading a novel by Ken Follett I encountered traces of problematic dialogue Not only words and phrases that sounded too contemporary but the feeling of the interactions came across as abrupt almost wooden occasionally This was evident in the last chapters of Part III and especially in Sylvie s interactions with Ned which were almost painfully bad No one is perfect obviously but when you read a Follett book the demands are higher and my expectations weren t fully met here On a side note I am now convinced that despite his talent and perception Follett writes the most distasteful cringe worthy love scenes out of all the established writers I ve had the chance to read I would name them terror scenes instead of love scenesApart from the exemplary depiction of the conseuences of religious and political disputes one feature that made me enjoy the novel is Margery I loved her She is such a wonderful character In my opinion she is better than Aliena and certainly much better than the irritating Carris She is a woman who is not afraid to speak her mind and doesn t hesitate to embrace and express the shady aspects of her personality Same goes for Ned with the exception that he loses some of his spirit towards the latter parts of the story but perhaps this was the intention of the writer In my opinion Margery and Ned is the finest couple in the Kingsbridge series The depiction of the two The Venetians Mistress ueens Elizabeth and Mary is faithful extremely interesting and vivid My favourite moment was the anticipation and the events that culminated to one of the most horrible moments in History The St Bartholomew s Day Massacre I ve always had a twisted fascination with those nightmarish days possibly prompted by my love for Dumaseen Margot my grandmother s favourite book As far as the heart of the story goes Follett again works wonders Had the dialogue been better and the dramatis personae shorter I would definitely regard this as the best part of the series If we talked about any other writer this would potentially become a 5 star read but it is Ken Follett and the expectations are sky high therefore 4 stars it will be When a man is certain that he knows God s will and is resolved to do it regardless of the cost he is the most dangerous person in the world My reviews can also be found on I didn t want to write this review I ve been weighing it Two Steps Forward up for a few days but this book is so far removed from the previous two books that a negative review isnavoidable A Column of Fire is way too short and way too predictable which is a sort of odd comment to make about a book over 750 pages long with a huge cast of characters But let me explain Ken Follet is at his best when he writes massive historical yarns He mixes the political and social issues of the age with the lives of some very real people people who could have existed within the eras in which he writes And he did that here at least in part The Willards and The Fitzgeralds fortunes rose and with the Catholic and Protestant The Willards and The Fitzgeralds fortunes rose and fell with the Catholic and Protestant which to a climax when Elizabeth I took England s throne Though I think this book s greatest downfall is its sheer lack of depth and sense of crisis throughout I just didn t care about the citizens of Kingsbridge this time round Let s rewind and compa. As Europe erupts can one young spy protect his The Soldiers Mission (Secret Agent Series, ueen Ken Follett takess deep into the treacherous world of powerful monarchs intrigue murder and treason with his magnificent epic A Column of Fire the chronological latest in the Kingsbridge series following The Pillars of the Earth World Without End and the preuel The Evening and the MorningIn 1558 the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants royalty and commoners clash testing friendship loyal. ,
Different order But people were cruel back then They killed for no reason Religion was a mega prompt for doing bad things Hey wait that happens today too So in theory this is such a statement about people and life and the lessons we fail to learn century after century But for the most part I look at this as a way to step into a different world one that fascinates me I forget any true facts I know about the life of these monarchs and pretend it s all new to me It makes me smile I rush to the book each night to devour pages And I gush because this was a buddy read with my friend Noriko in Japan I can t wait to catch The Ranchers Surprise Marriage up with her about this againI ll end here not because I am out of things to say but because I have so many books to read And I d rather chat about it than extend my review So if you ve read it message me Would love to discuss Follett with ya Ken Follett again took a lengthy hiatus before penning this third novel in the series which is reflected in the writing and shall be discussed below Kingsbridge with its cathedral and mighty bridge again proves to be the initial backdrop of this thoroughly researched tome set in the 16th century The great community emerges in the opening pages of the novel where the reader encounters Ned Willard returning after a period away As the snow falls causing the great Cathedral to disappear the symbolism ofick changes becomes apparent However there is brewing in Kingsbridge and England as a whole which pushes the narrative into a fiery discussion soon enough The Ancient Central Andes ueen Mary Tudor is on the throne and has turned the country back to its Catholic foundation which is causing some concerns amongst her subjects Forced to flee Catholicismnder Henry VIII people took Lover Extraordinaire (Extraordinaire, up with the new Church of England and sought to pave the way for Protestantism in the country Kingsbridge monastery so important in the first two novels lost its firmamentnder the King and the monks were dispersed However as Christmas With A Hero ueen Mary appears to be terminally ill there is talk of the succession Two camps emerge those wanting continued Catholicism turn to Maryeen of Scots and France and those who seek to lessen the constraints of religious conformity turn to Princess Elizabeth Tudor half sister to the current een The battle lines are drawn and the choice turns the country against itself Ned finds himself in an odd position as he witnesses this and takes p a post with the Elizabethan camp only to become one of her most trusted advisors Plots to kill Elizabeth emerge alongside attempts to get Scottish Mary to return to the land of her birth to claim what some feel will rightfully be hers When the een dies it is left to Parliament to make the choice which Follett illustrates as being highly controversial and problematic but Elizabeth soon ascends reigns as the first of her name The new een riles A Ta Place up everyone by seeking tolerance and acceptance of any form of Christianity in England choosing not to side with either Protestants or Catholics wholeheartedly What follows is a collection of stories that emerge throughout Europesing a handful of characters who illustrate the religious persecution of both Protestants and Catholics Mortal Sin using the Pope and various monarchs to play Christian chess with their subjects as they shed blood to see their branch of the religion succeed Ned is placed in a position to not only try to win back the love of his life but to accept fate and try to reinvent himself while England is being torn apart Follett illustrates this battle over decades while the characters evolve but still have time to prove as scandalous as ever what would a Kingsbridge novel be without some drama By the end Follett has shown that religious intolerance is by no means a new thing in the world but that it can be traced back centuries where soldiers were blinded to acceptance and sought to outmanoeuvre their labelled enemies A sensational addition to the Kingsbridge series though it does not entirely fit with the other two novels Fans of historical fiction will surely love this tome alongside the most open minded and tolerant Kingsbridge series fans Patience is a must before tackling this novel so be wary if you seek aick story and easy to decipher charactersWhen I read the preface to Pillars of the Earth I learned that Follett was not entirely comfortable with the subject matter when he first wrote that book He knew little of the religious nuances of the Church but has shown that age and dedication to research have changed his abilities While I have some issues with this book I cannot deny that the research and thoroughly intricate cast of characters make this one a must read for dedicated readers and fans of history Follett is again forced to se scores of characters to flesh out the story some pulled from the history books and others completely of his own imagination As with the previous two books occupations are varied as are the social standings of those who grace the pages of this book However the characters from history dominate and thereby lead the story forcing the nobody characters to fall into line There
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still a thread love romance rape and deception but it proves to be a garnish in a larger story that speaks of be a garnish in a larger story that speaks of at a time when religion in Europe was devolving The dedicated reader will surely find a few characters onto whom they can latch and find some solace though there are an eual number who can be hated for their actions The story of this novel is well developed and presented in a methodical way such that the reader can see not only the issue at the core of the story but its fermentation over the decades This leads me to my primary issue with the book which is that it does not fit nicely into how Pillars and World Without End places Kingsbridge at the centre There is action in Kingsbridge and the Cathedral does bear mention on occasion but a great deal of the story takes place elsewhere which lessens the impact of the community that readers have come to love For Follett fans the influence of his recently completed Century series is blunt in this narrative and plot development Follett develops mini stories throughout Europe presenting characters who exemplify the religious issues in Spain and France as well as in England the attentive reader will remember such branch offs over the aforementioned trilogy The reader learns of these struggles and waits to see how the numerous spheres will come together and eventually meld into a single storyline While I am not a professional author I might suggest that Kingsbridge have remained the central focus of the story and Follett show how this continental war and numerous assassination attempts on the country s monarch affected the locals Alas that was lost and Ned Willard a Kingsbridgean is the major glue that binds the story to being a part of this other trilogy With numerous monarchs who flex their muscle throughout to show how Catholicism is the only way I can easily find justification to have this work for my reading challenge and I can only hope that others will find the thread of my argument and agree While I found this to be the weakest of the three novels in the series I still enjoyed it a great deal I would recommend it to those who have made their way through the others two in hopes that they will find as much enjoyment in the historical references as I didKudos Mr Follett for such a stellar piece of historical fiction Some of those threads you left blowing in the wind might make for an interesting fourth novel though I am not pushing for another round nless you re eager to return to Kingsbridge properThis book fulfills Euinox I A Book for All Seasons Book Challenge for Topic 3 A Book About Royalty Lovehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at book for all seasons a different sort of for All Seasons a different sort of Challenge My love affair with Follett goes as far back as 13 years when I was first enraptured by Eye of the Needle Since then you ve tucked me into bed several nights with your fabulous stories of espionage romance historical fiction and oh so much This series makes me sigh as It wraps around me much like a caterpillar In a cocoon It is fabulously rich in character and plot development and leaves me longing for the next big book you write especially during the 16th century I loved The Pillars of the Earthand World Without End This one is just as magicalI won t say much about the storyline just know If you want to be hypnotized and mesmerized by some wicked historical fiction Follett is the Man He is a master at crafting a story with all of its elements of characters love relationships politics religionheretics and packaging it p in an epic sized story that will light you p like a A Column of FireAnd so my love affair continues as I wipe off my drool from having just kissed this book with a whole lot Of I ve had a whole month and 900 pages to think about it and I just didn t enjoy A Column of Fire as much as The Pillars of the Earth and World To her throne and her principles protected by a small dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents The real enemies then as now are not the rival religions The true battle pitches those who believe in tolerance and compromise against the tyrants who would impose their ideas on everyone else no matter what the cost Exciting and ambitious and set during one of the most turbulent and revolutionary times in history A Column of Fire will delight longtime fans of the Kingsbridge series and serve as the perfect introduction for readers new to Ken Follett.

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