By Ken Follett
The saga that has enthralled the thousands of readers of The Pillars of the Earth and World with no End now keeps with Ken Follett's awesome, gripping A Column of Fire.
Christmas 1558, and younger Ned Willard returns domestic to Kingsbridge to discover his global has changed.
The historical stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral glance down on a urban torn by way of spiritual hatred. Europe is in turmoil as excessive ideas conflict bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love, and Ned quickly unearths himself at the contrary part from the woman 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 carrier to provide her early caution of assassination plots, rebellions and invasion plans.
Elizabeth is aware that attractive, headstrong Mary Queen of Scots lies in wait in Paris. a part of a brutally formidable French relations, Mary has been proclaimed the rightful ruler of britain, along with her personal supporters scheming to put off the hot 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, safe by means of a small, committed workforce of imaginative spies and brave mystery brokers, it turns into transparent that the true enemies – then as now – usually are not the rival religions.
The actual conflict pitches those that think in tolerance and compromise opposed to the tyrants who might impose their rules on everybody else – irrespective of the cost.
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A Column of Fire (The Kingsbridge Novels Book 3) by Ken Follett