A Column of Fire

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    • £14.99

    • £14.99

Publisher Description

The saga that has enthralled the millions of readers of The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End now continues with Ken Follett's magnificent, gripping A Column of Fire.

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.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
JL
John Lee
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
30:19
hr min
RELEASED
2017
21 September
PUBLISHER
Pan Macmillan
SIZE
918.8
MB

Customer Reviews

divingdale ,

Irritating narrator

Great story picking up on a really interesting period of history across Europe. Have listened to the other 2 in the series. Very long so good value!

But utterly ruined by the way in which it’s read. Overly enunciated with slightly strange emphasis at times. The letter T doesn’t need emphasising every time it appears. So annoying I struggled to listen to it. Will certainly stop me buying books read by John Lee in the future.

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