By Ken Follett
The saga that has enthralled the hundreds of thousands of readers of The Pillars of the Earth and World with out End now maintains with Ken Follett's really good, gripping A Column of Fire.
Christmas 1558, and younger Ned Willard returns domestic to Kingsbridge to discover his global has changed.
The old stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral glance down on a urban torn via non secular hatred. Europe is in turmoil as excessive rules conflict bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love, and Ned quickly reveals himself at the contrary aspect from the lady he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald.
Then Elizabeth Tudor turns into queen and all of Europe turns opposed to England. The intelligent, decided younger monarch units up the country’s first mystery provider to provide her early caution of assassination plots, rebellions and invasion plans.
Elizabeth is aware that pleasing, headstrong Mary Queen of Scots lies in wait in Paris. a part of a brutally formidable French relatives, Mary has been proclaimed the rightful ruler of britain, along with her personal supporters scheming to put off the recent queen.
Over a turbulent half-century, the affection among Ned and Margery turns out doomed, as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. With Elizabeth clinging precariously to her throne and her rules, secure through a small, devoted team of inventive spies and brave mystery brokers, it turns into transparent that the genuine enemies – then as now – are usually not the rival religions.
The precise conflict pitches those that think in tolerance and compromise opposed to the tyrants who could impose their rules on every person else – irrespective of the cost.
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A Column of Fire (The Kingsbridge Novels Book 3) by Ken Follett