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 brilliant, gripping A Column of Fire.
Christmas 1558, and younger Ned Willard returns domestic to Kingsbridge to discover his international has changed.
The historic 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 lady he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald.
Then Elizabeth Tudor turns into queen and all of Europe turns opposed to England. The smart, 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 pleasing, headstrong Mary Queen of Scots lies in wait in Paris. a part of a brutally formidable French kin, Mary has been proclaimed the rightful ruler of britain, along with her personal supporters scheming to cast 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 by way of a small, devoted workforce of imaginative spies and brave mystery brokers, it turns into transparent that the true enemies – then as now – should not the rival religions.
The real conflict pitches those that think in tolerance and compromise opposed to the tyrants who may impose their principles on each person else – regardless of the cost.
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