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Learn more about The Pillars of the Earth miniseries on Starz.

A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, this historical epic—a twelfth-century tale of the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral—stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity

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The Pillars of the Earth
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4.6 / 5
I love history!
November 3rd, 2014
Read the book if you want panoramic views of history and fictional characters woven into the fabric of history.
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Epic Book
June 20th, 2014
Follett has created a masterpiece with this tale of greed, abuse of power, corruption, envy, and noble persons. The action is fast and sometimes bewildering, especially in light of the many abuses against peasants and the rule of law. Fascinating drama and historically well researched to show the true action of the era.
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May 15th, 2013
Cant't put it down.. Cost me several sleepless night. Look forward to read the next!
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Excellent reading
May 5th, 2013
Historical novels are hIs forté and this is a fine example. I'd never thought about the dedication and mind-boggling passion needed to create the amazing structures left all over Europe. A must-read.
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Pillars of the world
March 13th, 2013
Page turner B
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