A Column of Fire
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The page-turning historical saga that began in The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, which now continues with Ken Follett’s magnificent, masterful A Column of Fire.
A World in Turmoil
1558, and Europe is in revolt as religious hatred sweeps the continent. Elizabeth Tudor has ascended to the throne but she is not safe in this dangerous new world. There are many who would see her removed, not least Mary Queens of Scots, who lies in wait in Paris.
A New Order
Elizabeth determines to set up a new secret service: a group of resourceful spies and courageous agents entrusted to keep her safe and in power. As she searches for those who will make the difference, one man stands out.
A Man Who Would Die for His Queen
For Ned Willard the opportunity to serve his queen is God-sent. He cannot stay in Kingsbridge and watch the love of his life marry another, and as fires burn and extremism begins to spark throughout Europe, Ned makes his choice. He will spend his life protecting his monarch from the tyrants who aim to destroy her or die trying . . .
Follett has once more lit the touch paper of English history and allowed it to explode across the pages in in all its vivid technicolour * Lancashire Evening Post * A thundering ride through history * Peterborough Evening Telegraph * A huge read, perfect for long winter nights * Choice * The characters, both fictional and real, are fascinating, and the Tudor period setting holds its own special allure. This is a novel that fans of historical fiction will savour and cherish * National * A sumptuous slice of swashbuckling Elizabethan romance * Mail on Sunday * This triumphant saga, begun almost 30 years ago with The Pillars Of The Earth, moves across England to Scotland, France and the New World * Sunday Express * Deploying a substantial cast of characters, Follett unrolls a familiar history of religious and political ferment and turns it into accessible and enjoyable fiction * Daily Mail * Follett's storytelling skills make their adventures riveting * The Times *
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