A Column Of Fire Kingsbridge

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Author by : Ken Follett
Languange Used : English
Release Date : 2017-09-12
Publisher by : Viking


Description : #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Absorbing . . . impossible to resist.” —The Washington Post

As Europe erupts, can one young spy protect his queen? International bestselling author Ken Follett takes us deep into the treacherous world of powerful monarchs, intrigue, murder, and treason with his magnificent new epic, A Column of Fire.

 
In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love. 
 
Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious conflict dividing the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country’s first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents.
 
The real enemies, then as now, are not the rival religions. The true battle pitches those who believe in tolerance and compromise against the tyrants who would impose their ideas on everyone else—no matter what the cost.
 
Set during one of the most turbulent and revolutionary times in history, A Column of Fire is one of Follett’s most exciting and ambitious works yet. It will delight longtime fans of the Kingsbridge series and is the perfect introduction for readers new to Ken Follett.

By Ken Follett A Column Of Fire The Kingsbridge Novels Hardcover ?2017?by Ken Follett Author 1869

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Author by : Ken Follett
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Publisher by : Macmillan book


Description : Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed. The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. Europe is in turmoil as high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love, and Ned soon finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald. Then Elizabeth Tudor becomes queen and all of Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country's first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions and invasion plans. Elizabeth knows that alluring, headstrong Mary Queen of Scots lies in wait in Paris. Part of a brutally ambitious French family, Mary has been proclaimed the rightful ruler of England, with her own supporters scheming to get rid of the new queen. Over a turbulent half-century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed, as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. With Elizabeth clinging precariously to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents, it becomes clear that the real enemies - then as now - are not the rival religions. The true battle pitches those who believe in tolerance and compromise against the tyrants who would impose their ideas on everyone else - no matter the cost.

Analysis A Column Of Fire A 2017 Novel By British Author Ken Follett First Published On 12 September 2017 It Is The Third Book In The Kingsbridge Of The Earth And 2007 S World Without End

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Author by : James Zimmerhoff
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Publisher by : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform


Description : A Column of Fire is a 2017 novel by British author Ken Follett, first published on 12 September, 2017. It is the third book in the Kingsbridge Series, and serves as a sequel to 1989’s The Pillars of the Earth and 2007’s World Without End. 1 Plot 2 Characters 3 Reception 4 References Beginning in 1558, the story follows the romance between Ned Willard and Margery Fitzgerald over half a century. It commences at a time when Europe turns against Elizabethan England and the queen finds herself beset by plots to dethrone her. Characters Ned Willard - a Protestant, and the oldest son of a prosperous Kingsbridge family Margery Fitzgerald - a Catholic Rollo Fitzgerald - Margery’s brother and avowed anti-Protestant Sylvie Palot - a Parisian Protestant Pierre Aumande - an ambitious spy Sir Francis Walsingham Princess (later Queen) Elizabeth Mary Queen of Scots Reception Bill Sheehan of The Washington Post summarises the book by commenting: “Like its predecessors in the Kingsbridge series, “A Column of Fire” is absorbing, painlessly educational and a great deal of fun. Follett uses the tools of popular fiction to great effect in these books, illuminating a nation’s gradual progress toward modernity. The central theme of this latest book — the ongoing conflict between tolerance and fanaticism — lends both relevance and resonance to the slowly unfolding story of England’s past.” Ken Follett Kenneth Martin “Ken” Follett (born 5 June 1949) is a Welsh author of thrillers and historical novels who has sold more than 150 million copies of his works. Many of his books have reached number 1 on the New York Times Best Seller list, including Edge of Eternity, Fall of Giants, A Dangerous Fortune, The Key to Rebecca, Lie Down with Lions, Triple, Winter of the World, and World Without End. Follett was born on 5 June 1949 in Cardiff, Wales. He was the first child of Martin Follett, a tax inspector, and Lavinia (Veenie) Follett, who went on to have three more children. Barred from watching films and television by his Plymouth Brethren parents, he developed an early interest in reading but remained an indifferent student until he entered his teens. His family moved to London when he was ten years old, and he began applying himself to his studies at Harrow Weald Grammar School and Poole Technical College. He won admission in 1967 to University College London, where he studied philosophy and became involved in centre-left politics. He married Mary, in 1968, and their son Emanuele was born in the same year. After graduation in the autumn of 1970, Follett took a three-month post-graduate course in journalism and went to work as a trainee reporter in Cardiff on the South Wales Echo. In 1973 a daughter, Marie-Claire, was born. Early career After three years in Cardiff, he returned to London as a general-assignment reporter for the Evening News. Finding the work unchallenging, he eventually left journalism for publishing and became, by the late 1970s, deputy managing director of the small London publisher Everest Books. He also began writing fiction during evenings and weekends as a hobby. Later, he said he began writing books when he needed extra money to fix his car, and the publisher’s advance a fellow journalist had been paid for a thriller was the sum required for the repairs. Success came gradually at first, but the 1978 publication of Eye of the Needle, which became an international bestseller and sold over 10 million copies, made him both wealthy and internationally famous, .

Una Columna De Foc Saga Els Pilars De La Terra 3 Catalan Edition

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Author by : Ken Follett
Languange Used : Catalan
Release Date : 2017-09-12
Publisher by : ROSA VENTS


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La saga d'Els pilars de la Terra i Un món sense fi, que ha captivat milions de lectors, continua ara amb la magnífica i apassionant nova novel·la de Ken Follett

L'any 1558 els conflictes religiosos que sacsegen Kingsbridge s'han convertit en un obstacle insuperable per a l'amor entre en Ned Willard i la Margery Fitzgerald. Quan Elisabet I arriba al tron d'Anglaterra, tot Europa se li gira en contra i la jove reina decideix crear el primer servei secret amb la missió que l'adverteixi de qualsevol intriga o invasió. Al llarg de mig segle turbulent, en Ned lluitarà per estar amb la Margery mentre lidera el petit grup de valerosos agents secrets, que s'acabaran convertint en el fonament del poder de la reina... i en la matèria d'un captivador thriller històric d'espionatge.

En Una columna de foc, Ken Follet torna a demostrar que és el gran mestre de la narrativa d'acció i suspens,transportant-nos, aquest cop, al convuls segle XVI, amb una magnífica història d'amor amb el rerefons amenaçador de les guerres de religió.

Das Fundament Der Ewigkeit Historischer Roman Kingsbridge Roman 3 German Edition

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Author by : Ken Follett
Languange Used : German
Release Date : 2017-09-12
Publisher by : Bastei Entertainment


Description : Nach DIE SÄULEN DER ERDE und DIE TORE DER WELT der neue große historische KINGSBRIDGE-Roman des internationalen Bestsellerautors:

1558. Noch immer wacht die altehrwürdige Kathedrale von Kingsbridge über die Stadt. Doch die ist im Widerstreit zwischen Katholiken und Protestanten zutiefst gespalten. Freundschaft, Loyalität, Liebe ... nichts scheint mehr von Bedeutung zu sein. Die wahren Feinde sind dabei nicht die rivalisierenden Konfessionen. Der eigentliche Kampf wird zwischen denen ausgefochten, die an Toleranz und Verständigung glauben, und den Tyrannen, die ihre Ideen den anderen aufzwingen wollen - koste es, was es wolle.

Ned Willard wünscht sich nichts sehnlicher, als Margery Fitzgerald zu heiraten. Doch der Konflikt entzweit auch sie, und Ned verlässt Kingsbridge, um für die protestantische Prinzessin Elizabeth Tudor zu arbeiten. Als diese wenig später Königin wird, wendet sich ganz Europa gegen England. Um in dieser heiklen Situation früh vor Mordkomplotten, Aufständen und Angriffen der konkurrierenden Mächte gewarnt zu sein, baut die scharfsinnige Monarchin mit Neds Hilfe den ersten Geheimdienst des Landes auf. Die kleine Gruppe geschickter Spione und mutiger Geheimagenten ermöglicht es Elizabeth I. in den nächsten fünfzig Jahren, an ihrem Thron und ihren Prinzipien festzuhalten. Die Liebe zwischen Ned und Margery scheint verloren zu sein, denn von Edinburgh bis Genf steht ganz Europa in Flammen ...

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Leseprobe Das Fundament Der Ewigkeit Historischer Roman Kingsbridge Roman 3 German Edition

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Author by : Ken Follett
Languange Used : German
Release Date : 2017-07-04
Publisher by : Bastei Entertainment


Description : Leseprobe zu Ken Folletts "Das Fundament der Ewigkeit":

1558. Noch immer wacht die altehrwürdige Kathedrale von Kingsbridge über die Stadt. Doch diese ist im Widerstreit zwischen Katholiken und Protestanten zutiefst gespalten. Freundschaft, Loyalität, Familie - nichts scheint mehr von Bedeutung zu sein. Auch der Liebe zwischen Ned Willard und Margery Fitzgerald steht der Glaubensstreit im Weg. Als die Protestantin Elizabeth Tudor Königin wird, verschärfen sich die Gegensätze noch. Die junge Queen kann sich glücklich schätzen, in dieser schwierigen Lage den treuen Ned an ihrer Seite zu haben - als Unterstützer und als ihren besten Spion. Die Liebe zwischen Ned und Margery scheint jedoch verloren zu sein, denn von Edinburgh bis Genf steht ganz Europa in Flammen ...

Diese Leseprobe enthält zusätzlich noch ein Interview mit Ken Follett über seinen Roman "Das Fundament der Ewigkeit".