A Column of Fire

A Novel

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Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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

As Europe erupts, can one young spy protect his queen? #1 New York Times 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. A thrilling read that makes the perfect gift for the holidays.

 
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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2017
September 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
928
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House Canada
SIZE
5.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Trainz lover21 ,

Wonderful Historical Fiction

A Column of Fire has to be my favorite of Ken Follett’s books due to its setting during the Elizabethan Era (1558-1603) and even early 17th Century.
A wonderfully woven story, unlike the previous books, the story doesn’t just focus on Kingsbridge and its people, but also the wider world during this turbulent time in history. As the story progresses the reader also gets to learn about the division between Catholics and Protestants. Overall, Great book!

Jeannie pop ,

Excellent story

A beautiful story ! Well told ! Could not put it down!

theforrest4 ,

Can't get enough

Another epic adventure that transports the reader through time. And who says that time travel is fictional!

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