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text Ð A Novel Kingsbridge Book 2 Ó Join or create book clubs #1New York Times BestsellerIn 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth a sweeping epic novel set in twelfth century England centered on the building of a cathedral and many of the hundreds of lives it affected World Without End is its eually irresistible seuelset two hundred years after The Pillars of the Earth and three hundred years after the Kingsbridge preuel The Evening and the Morning World Without Endtakes place in the same town of Kingsbridge two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exuisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of The Pillars of the Earth The cathedral and the priory are again at the center of a web of love and hate greed and pride ambition and revenge but this seuel stands on its own This time the men and women of an extraordinary cast of characters find themselves at a crossroads of new ideasabout medicine commerce architecture and justice In a world where proponents of the old ways fiercely battle those with progressive minds the intrigue and tension uickly reach a boiling point against the devastating backdrop of the greatest natural disaster ever to strike the human racethe Black DeathThree years in the writing and nearly eighteen years since its predecessor World Without Endis a well researched beautifully detailed portrait of the late Middle AgesThe Washington Post thatonce again shows that Ken Follett is a masterful author writing at the top of his craft This is the second in a series and like The Pillars of the Earth it is well written However it falls short of the first and I found myself simply slogging through it just waiting for the bad guys to receive their just desserts because as in the first the bad guys really deserved itThe main problem with this story is that there was no true hero When you describe evil in the graphic way Follett does you must have a hero or heroine to counterbalance it In the first book the author brilliantly sketched such a man Prior Phillip In this story the good guys are or less out for their own dreams not the defense of Good The main heroine does have some idea of doing good to her neighbor and dedicates herself to it but she has no overarching convictions behind it no God consciousness no theological convictions save for a vague idea of helping others and I found myself even wondering if she was truly representative of the time period She seemed like a 60s flower child than a medieval womanSo in the end I just waited around for the bad guys to die There were no memorable moments such as Prior Phillip leading the procession of mourners after the murder of Thomas a Becket Lots of bad stuff murder and rape and the Plague Not for kids

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Read ePub  World Without End è A Novel Kingsbridge Book 2 Þ eyltransferservices à ✓ World Without End: A Novel (Kingsbridge Book 2) pdf ✪ Author Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk #1New York Times BestsellerIn 1989 Ken Follett astonished th #1New York Times BestsellerIn 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth a sweeping epic novel set in twelfth century England centered on the building of a cathedral and many of the hundreds of lives it affected World Without End is its eually irresistible seuelset two hundred years after The Pillars of the Earth and three hundred years after the Kingsbridge preuel The Evening and the Morning World Without Endtakes place in the same town of Kingsbridge two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exuisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of The Pillars of the Earth The cathedral and the priory are again at the center of a web of love and hate greed and pride ambition and revenge but this seuel stands on its own This time the men and women of an extraordinary cast of characters find themselves at a crossroads of new ideasabout medicine commerce architecture and justice In a world where proponents of the old ways fiercely battle those with progressive minds the intrigue and tension uickly reach a boiling point against the devastating backdrop of the greatest natural disaster ever to strike the human racethe Black DeathThree years in the writing and nearly eighteen years since its predecessor World Without Endis a well researched beautifully detailed portrait of the late Middle AgesThe Washington Post thatonce again shows that Ken Follett is a masterful author writing at the top of his craft I very much enjoyed this book and looked forward to reading it every day I read the first in the series Pillars of the Earth many years ago and hoped this would be as good I was not disappointed It was a well written saga about the people of Kingsbridge and it was a compelling read seeing their lives progress over the years The author's knowledge of the period was superb and he managed to work in many relevant historical facts throughout the story I think my only critiue of this lengthy entertaining novel is that the dialogue and relationships of the characters seemed at times suited to a modern day story than one of medieval times That did not detract tremendously from the story but did make me feel that the story was at times unrealistic and did not ring true

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World Without End A Novel Kingsbridge Book 2#1New York Times BestsellerIn 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth a sweeping epic novel set in twelfth century England centered on the building of a cathedral and many of the hundreds of lives it affected World Without End is its eually irresistible seuelset two hundred years after The Pillars of the Earth and three hundred years after the Kingsbridge preuel The Evening and the Morning World Without Endtakes place in the same town of Kingsbridge two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exuisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of The Pillars of the Earth The cathedral and the priory are again at the center of a web of love and hate greed and pride ambition and revenge but this seuel stands on its own This time the men and women of an extraordinary cast of characters find themselves at a crossroads of new ideasabout medicine commerce architecture and justice In a world where proponents of the old ways fiercely battle those with progressive minds the intrigue and tension uickly reach a boiling point against the devastating backdrop of the greatest natural disaster ever to strike the human racethe Black DeathThree years in the writing and nearly eighteen years since its predecessor World Without Endis a well researched beautifully detailed portrait of the late Middle AgesThe Washington Post thatonce again shows that Ken Follett is a masterful author writing at the top of his craft This is the second book in the Kingsbridge series Although it follows Pillars of the Earth it really is not a seuel at all and can be read by itselfWhile science fiction is my main genre I occasionally read other stuff Follett's historical fiction is one of those that I read from time to time Overall this was a great book and easy to read It follows the patterns that seem to exist in his other books in that it follows a couple of groups of related or loosely related people as they face one challenge at the other Sometimes it is predictable but even then it is always enjoyable The setting and culture that the stories take place are well researched and I always feel a better appreciation for those times and places after reading one of his books Of course Kingsbridge is a made up town it is easy to realize it could be any town in England at that time There is now a third book in this series out I plan on reading it at some point in the future to be sure