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FREE READ ↠ World Without End ✓ ❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ World Without End Author Ken Follett – The bestselling seuel to Pillars of the Earth On the day after Halloween in the year 1327 four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge They are a thief a bully a boy genius and a gir The bestseWill see prosperity and famine plague and war One boy will travel the world but come home in the end the other will be a powerful corrupt nobleman One girl will defy the might of the medieval church the other will pursue an impossible love And always they will live under the long shadow of the unexplained killing they witnessed on that fateful childhood day Ken Foll. Here’s a book that completely copies the first book in the series Here’s a book that follows the same sense of narrative progression character development and resolution as it predecessor It is one who's characters bear a striking resemblance to their ancestors in terms of individual personality and their place within the story; yet for all the repetition Follett churns out an eually as engrossing story as that of The Pillars of the EarthWhat have I to complain about This is one of those rare occasions when of the same isn’t necessarily a bad thing And the sense of familiarity also helped to solidify that this is actually the same location Kingsbridge just a few centuries later Instead of focusing on building a new cathedral after the dramatic burning down of the first one the citizens are focusing on re building the town bridge after the other was destroyed by a stampede of angry witch burners And here’s one of the things Follett does better this time round he explores social issues regarding femininity with greater depth In Pillars of the Earth he looked at injustices such as women being paid less for the same work and having to stay married to violent husbands In the fourteenth century here he looks at the fear and hysteria that surrounded women with knowledge If a woman had an idea or if she was moderately successful it was a logical assumption that she must be a witch It’s unthinkable that she could have done such a thing based upon her own merits And if this wasn’t bad enough men were always seen as right even when they were so clearly wrong The response to the Black Death that sweeps across Kingsbridge shows this The monks have some very backwards ideas to medicine such as applying dung poultices to wounds and then wondering why they become infected The sisters of the priory recognise the folly of this and argue for a modern approach to treatment The practicalities of their ideas are ignored simply because they are women they must be wrong or witches The men in the book are either suffocating brutes or paragons of kindness and decency There seems to be no middle ground The women though they have many chances to prove themselves and rise above restrictions of the church and society A strong romance against a backdrop of war and terror “It was an odd relationship but then she was an extraordinary woman a prioress who doubted much of what the church taught; an acclaimed healer who rejected medicine as practised by physicians; and a nun who made enthusiastic love to her man whenever she could get away with it If I wanted a normal relationship Merthin told himself I should have picked a normal girl” As well as enduring the Black Death Kingsbridge finds herself at the centre point of a massive court intrigue Decades ago Edward II was deposed by his own wife and her secret lover Now his son Edward III has his armies marching towards Kingsbridge due to some very disturbing rumours about a wayward knight Follett explores how such tumultuous actions affect the lives of the everyday people of the realm of the builders and the nuns who simply wish to live in happiness and peace Central to this story is a real human element of drama Everybody is out for themselves and despite the fact that they have known poverty and hardship when they are placed in a position of power they only help to cause for those less fortunate There’s a certain lack of empathy and self involvement that only serves to destroy communities The bridge though and the building of it symbolises something much greater it symbolises strength and human spirit If the people can come together and re build it in the midst of death carnage and misery then they can survive anything Love friendship and society will endure This book is over a thousand pages long but for all that it is completely griping entertaining and thoroughly dramatic This is my favourite historical fiction series I recommend it most highly

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Ett's masterful epic The Pillars of the Earth enchanted millions of readers with its compelling drama of war passion and family conflict set around the building of a cathedral Now World Without End takes readers back to medieval Kingsbridge two centuries later as the men women and children of the city once again grapple with the devastating sweep of historical chang. 5 stars to Ken Follett's World Without End One of my favorite books of all time I was just mesmerized by the characters and everything they went thru It is a MUST readIt's a long read and it takes place hundreds of years ago but if you can handle the primitive nature of the timeline the various plots and subplots will astound you AmazingI kept getting angry at all the tragedy thrown at the two main characters How could they suffer so much And for years I'll stop there as I don't want to give it away but please read this oneFAVORITE BOOK


World Without EndThe bestselling seuel to Pillars of the Earth On the day after Halloween in the year four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge They are a thief a bully a boy genius and a girl who wants to be a doctor In the forest World Without PDFEPUBthey see two men killed As adults their lives will be braided together by ambition love greed and revenge They. We who are born poor have to use cunning to get what we want Scruples are for the privileged I must confess I am addicted to these Ken Follett novels I finished World Without End and had to pick up A Column of Fire immediately I'm also going to get to his Century trilogy at some point These books are bloodstained historical soap operas and I just can't get enoughFollett knows how to create exactly the right amount of drama and set it to the gory backdrop of history I've always loved being taken back to times that I've only read about in passing and here we see the horrors of the Black Death up close It is one thing to read a textbook about the illness its symptoms and its wide reach wiping out up to 60% of Europe's population but it's another thing entirely to be taken into the lives of characters we come to love and seeing it firsthand Knowing at any minute that they or their families could be next It was a truly horrific and frightening disease and I think the author captures that really wellFollett once again utilizes a techniue that worked very well for him in The Pillars of the Earth the plot is often driven by our hatred for certain characters In the previous book it was William Hamleigh Here there are a number of candidates competing for our hatred; namely Ralph Godwyn and Philemon It's pretty effective to despise a character so deeply that we absolutely must read on to see them get their just dessertsIt's also just a fascinating portrait of everyday life in 14th century England Two hundred years after the events of The Pillars of the Earth Kingsbridge now has a nunnery which makes for some interesting politics as the monks try to control the nuns but they are some seriously badass women and the Guild plays an important part in decisions for the town as well as the Priory It's hard to explain between the deaths disease and war how much enjoyment there is in the everyday lives of these people as we live with them through romance poverty heartbreak and betrayal AND these books are so so easy to dip in and out of I rarely feel ready to commit to a thousand page book but I can easily read this alongside other books and return to the story and characters without a problemSo much fun and dramaBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube