World Without End by Ken Follett
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Genres: Historical Fiction
Publication Date: 3rd October 2008
Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):
“On the day after Hallowe’en, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius & a girl who wants to be a doctor. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed & revenge. “
My Thoughts & Review
I loved the first book in the series, The Pillars of the Earth and couldn’t wait to start this one, but when I picked it up I was a bit worried it wouldn’t be at the same level as the first book. But I turns out I had nothing to worry about as I ended up loving this one too.
This beast looked intimidating but the captivating storyline and beautiful detailed descriptions has me wanting more and kept me turning those pages.
The characters, wow there were just so many of them. The begging was a bit of a struggle to remember them all but didn’t take me long to discover who was the good guys and who the bad ones, even if I couldn’t remember their names.
I’ve loved reading the Kingsbridge series. By the time this review goes up I’ve hopefully finished the final book A Column of Fire.
This book could technically be read as a standalone but I highly recommend you read Pillars of the Earth first as it does reference back to it.
Yes, the size of this book is intimating and one of the reasons I hadn’t picked it up sooner, but I highly recommend it. I also highly recommend the audiobooks.
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