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Synopsis

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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World Without End
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4.5 / 5
Great read.
May 3rd, 2014
Historical fiction at it's finest.
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Epic novel
April 6th, 2014
Very well written and captivating story. I read Follet's earlier book, Pillars of the Earth and thoroughly enjoyed it. This book is also written in the same vein. If you like historical fiction you will enjoy this book.
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Master Enginneer
November 6th, 2013
World With Out End has been a wonderful inspiration helping me to relate in a more understanding manner to events happening in my own life. D
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Superb!
July 2nd, 2013
Excellent book. Follet is always having the nerve ongoing to the finish line!
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World Without End
May 30th, 2013
Another masterpiece of historical fiction by Follett!
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Great read!
May 24th, 2013
Loved and hated all the characters at one point or anuther. Couldn't put this book down!!!
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World Without End
May 21st, 2013
Even better then Pillars, terrific read.
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World Without End
March 29th, 2013
A great historical novel with characters to captivate the reader.
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