On Sale: October 9, 2007
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Ken Follett has 90 million readers worldwide. The
Pillars of the Earth is his bestselling book of all
time. Now, eighteen years after the publication of The
Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett has written the
most-anticipated sequel of the year-World Without
In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the
literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, a
sweeping epic novel set in twelfth-century England centered
on the building of a cathedral and many of the hundreds of
lives it affected. Critics were overwhelmed-?it will hold
you, fascinate you, surround you? (Chicago
Tribune)-and readers everywhere hoped for a sequel.
World Without End takes place in the same
town of Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople
finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at
the heart of The Pillars of the Earth. The cathedral
and the priory are again at the center of a web of love and
hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge, but this sequel
stands on its own. This time the men and women of an
extraordinary cast of characters find themselves at a
crossroad of new ideas- about medicine, commerce,
architecture, and justice. In a world where proponents of
the old ways fiercely battle those with progressive minds,
the intrigue and tension quickly reach a boiling point
against the devastating backdrop of the greatest natural
disaster ever to strike the human race-the Black Death.
Three years in the writing, and nearly eighteen
years since its predecessor, World Without End
breathes new life into the epic historical novel and once
again shows that Ken Follett is a masterful author writing
at the top of his craft.
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