The Evening and the Morning: The Prequel to The Pillars of the Earth, A Kingsbridge Novel

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The Evening and the Morning: The Prequel to The Pillars of the Earth, A Kingsbridge Novel

The Evening and the Morning: The Prequel to The Pillars of the Earth, A Kingsbridge Novel

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Now, with England at the dawn of the Middle Ages, these three people will each come into dangerous conflict with a ruthless bishop, who will do anything to increase his wealth and power, in an epic tale of ambition, rivalry, love and hate. A young, talented boatbuilder, Edgar, feels hopeless when his family business is destroyed, and his father and the woman he loves are killed by Vikings. Edgar, his mother, and two brothers are moved to some poor, very unproductive farmland. His mother soon dies. He improves the farmland, leaving his two brothers in charge. The brothers both share the same young wife. Edgar moves to town hoping to use the building and engineering skill that comes naturally to him. He is determined to use his talents to find work as a builder.

Eadbald grunted. Edgar froze. Had Eadbald woken up, or just made a noise in his sleep? Edgar could not tell. But Eadbald was the passive one, always keen to avoid a fuss, like Pa. He would not make trouble.The story blends many characters both sinister and well intentioned into the village that would one day be Knightsbridge. The story takes us through the interweaving of a cast of characters that would eventually shape the town and the cathedral that many of us came to know in Mr Follett's previous books.

There is, of course -- and I hate to say 'of course', but, well, here we are -- a rape scene. It isn't as graphic as it might be, but it's also just... wearying. I can recognize that, yes, both the rape and its context would not be unusual for the period and still be tired of the trope appearing in fiction. I wish Follett had found some other means of inflicting stress upon his heroine. Another scene, while positively framed, reminded me that I could also do without ever reading a male author trying to write a woman's perspective of her own genitalia ever again. Edgar is at the beach waiting for Sunni. They’ve been planning a escape for sometime, and... if everything goes according to plan ... tonight will be the night! Thirty years ago, Ken Follett published his most popular novel, The Pillars of the Earth. Now, Follett's masterful new prequel The Evening and the Morning takes us on an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition and rivalry, death and birth, love and hate, that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins. He had spread his cloak over the reeds on the floor and now he lay on it, dressed in the knee-length brown wool tunic that was all he wore in summer, day and night. In winter he would wrap the cloak around him and lie near the fire. But now the weather was warm: Midsummer Day was a week away. The thrilling and addictive prequel to The Pillars of the Earth–set in England at the dawn of a new era: the Middle Ages

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Now he untied his boat and pushed it down the beach. The sound of the hull scraping on the sand was muffled by the shushing of the waves breaking on the shore.

I don't know how to explain it... Follett is just brilliant when it comes to characters, plot, and conflict. He totally captures my heart and emotions, and I get so angry at these villains. Murder. Violence. Theft. Betrayal. Sure, it's slightly exaggerated... of course, it crosses a few lines to make certain groups look awful, but ultimately, this is fiction, and this is about finding an engaging read, so that's why I love this author's work. It's now the fifth book I've read, of about 20, and I will keep reading through them all. I admit, he's my favorite. See... I can barely write this review. Another masterful work of historical fiction by Ken Follett, and an improvement, I think, on 'Column of Fire'. The title is a reference to Genesis 1:5. [3] Follett has said that he has chosen biblical quotes for the titles of all his Kingsbridge novels as he feels that they have a more powerful and epic feeling.Novela histórica en estado puro. Su principal mérito es la descripción, la recreación, real o ficticia, de la época en la cual se desarrolla: el final de la Alta Edad Media. No podría ser más detallada. Durante casi 1000 páginas acompañamos a los personajes (esclavos, delincuentes, campesinos, artesanos, soldados, nobles y clero), contemplamos su rutina diaria, los lugares por los que transitan y las complejas y difíciles relaciones que se establecen entre ellos.

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