Ken Follett – official site of the international best-selling author of Edge of is published by Bell; The Hungarian edition, A Katedrális, is published by Gabo; The. Ken Follett is known worldwide as the master of split-second suspense, but his most beloved and bestselling book tells the magnificent tale of a twelfth-century. Ken Follett: A katedrális, Az idők végezetéig. 29 likes. Book.

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Nov 18, amelia rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Then, I found myself audibly cheering and groaning as the relationships of my favorite characters developed, succeeded, and sometimes failed. It is a story of betrayal and seduction; it is a story of love and hardship; it is a story of human nature and the all-encompassing morals that imposes. I loved the twists and turns of this novel and as historical fiction goes this is among the best I have read as the research is excellent.

Freed by his mother, Jack and Aliena make love on the morning of her wedding, and he tries to convince her to leave Kingsbridge with him, but she refuses to do anything that would require her to break her vow to support Richard.

I liked the plot except for the antagonist waring on my patience. View all 62 comments. Full Cast and Crew. I have about pages left and I can’t wait to see how it ends. Inhe was the largest donor to Ed Balls ‘s campaign to become leader of the Labour Partysaying:. Prior Phillip seeks to forge onwards, though must use his theological knowledge and guidance to shepherd the people of Kingsbridge towards the Word rather than temptation.

As a result of his journeys, Jack has learned how to fulfill Tom Builder’s dream of a cathedral filled with light. The characters were interesting, flawed, and complex.

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Kingsbridge Cathedral as described is based on the cathedrals of Wells and Salisbury. Especially if you like any of the following: I find myself reading three foolett four hours late into the night- not the best way to combat my constant sleepiness. Views Read Edit View history. There’s also lots and lots of architecture. But I realize that the author katerlis simply trying to be true to life at that period in history- knights, war, pillage, famine, etc.


That aa be what triggered the comparison, but it really is true: Tom befriends Prior Philip and, when Ellen returns, he persuades Philip to allow them to marry. But, do not judge a book by its description — it is a page book about the building of a cathedral, 7.

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Despite their differences, what every character had in common was that the thread of their lives all intersect at the focal point of this one cathedral. Labourer 8 episodes, Henry – 15 years old 8 episodes, Gabriel’s Mother 8 episodes, I never thought I would read a page novel on the building of a cathedral but the plot is so compelling as it spans 40 years of social and political upheaval and we see how church politics affect the progress of the cathedral and the fortunes of the protagonists.

Eustace – katrdrlis years old 8 episodes, Gloucester 8 episodes, I w like it from the start; his writing style hit me like a brick, but Jim thoroughly enjoyed the book that I kept trying to convince myself that I ought to give it a chance, hoping it would get better.

Strange, and yet I find myself wanting more.

The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1) by Ken Follett

William returns to the village of Hamleigh, and Waleran proposes to sell him the position of sheriff of Shiring so that he can oppose Richard and keep funding the cathedral. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our len personal information.

For the review of the storyline, I point you to fellow reviewers, all excellent reviews. Pick it up at your own peril. Over million copies of the 31 books he has written have been sold in over 80 countries and in 33 languages.


At the advice of his allies, Philip calls across the county for volunteers to work on the cathedral as penance for their sins. I have now watched the first six episodes available on Netflix for instant viewing and am dying to see the final two when they come available. After graduation in the autumn ofFollett took a three-month post-graduate course in journalism and went to work as a trainee reporter in Cardiff on the South Wales Echo.

Would you like us to take another look at this review? After years of putting off the decision following the death of Earl Percy Hamleigh, Stephen finally gives the earldom to William. Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth. I love a thick book William’s mother dies, and after he forgets to summon the priest to give her her last rites, the guilt-stricken William is persuaded by Waleran to build a cathedral in Shiring for the sake of his mother’s soul.

On the flip side, when the characters felt joy, it was extremely acute. What a joy to read about Aliena, carving out her own future after her world had been turned upside down! Seeing this as an excuse for them to take their revenge, the Hamleighs take Bartholomew’s castle and arrest the earl, forcing Tom and Ellen, now lovers, and their children into homelessness once again.

After his pregnant wife Agnes dies in childbirth, Tom abandons his newborn by his wife’s grave in the snowy woods, having no way to feed the infant. Each of Follett’s subsequent novels has also become a best-seller, ranking high on the New York Times Best Seller list ; a number have been adapted for the screen.

After three years in Cardiff, he returned to London as a general-assignment reporter for the Evening News.