By Ken Follett
“Absorbing . . . very unlikely to resist.” —The Washington Post
As Europe erupts, can one younger undercover agent guard his queen? foreign bestselling writer Ken Follett takes us deep into the treacherous global of strong monarchs, intrigue, homicide, and treason along with his significant new epic, A Column of Fire.
In 1558, the traditional stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral glance down on a urban torn aside through non secular clash. As strength in England shifts precariously among Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners conflict, checking out friendship, loyalty, and love.
Ned Willard desires not anything greater than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. but if the fanatics locate themselves on opposing facets of the non secular clash dividing the rustic, Ned is going to paintings for Princess Elizabeth. while she turns into queen, all Europe turns opposed to England. The smart, decided younger monarch units up the country’s first mystery provider to offer her early caution of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. Over a turbulent part century, the affection among Ned and Margery turns out doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings to her throne and her ideas, safe by means of a small, devoted crew of creative spies and brave mystery agents.
the genuine enemies, then as now, aren't the rival religions. the genuine conflict pitches those that think in tolerance and compromise opposed to the tyrants who could impose their rules on every body else—no topic what the cost.
Set in the course of essentially the most turbulent and innovative instances in history, A Column of Fire is one among Follett’s most enjoyable and bold works but. it is going to satisfaction longtime fanatics of the Kingsbridge sequence and is the proper creation for readers new to Ken Follett.
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