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The Evening and the Morning is the fourth book in Ken Follett's Kingsbridge cycle; this time set in the year 997, the twilight of the Dark Ages around 100 years before the events of The Pillars of the Earth. All of the trademarks of Follett previous historical epics are here love and betrayal, greed and ambition, and a cast of divergent characters that find themselves thrust together in the burgeoning village of Kingsbridge.

It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Those in power bend justice according to their will, regardless of ordinary people and often in conflict with the king. Without a clear rule of law, chaos reigns.

In these turbulent times, three characters find their lives intertwined. A young boatbuilder's life is turned upside down when the only home he's ever known is raided by Vikings, forcing him and his family to move and start their lives anew in a small hamlet where he does not fit in. . . . A Norman noblewoman marries for love, following her husband across the sea to a new land, but the customs of her husband's homeland are shockingly different, and as she begins to realize that everyone around her is engaged in a constant, brutal battle for power, it becomes clear that a single misstep could be catastrophic. . . . A monk dreams of transforming his humble abbey into a center of learning that will be admired throughout Europe. And each in turn comes into dangerous conflict with a clever and ruthless bishop who will do anything to increase his wealth and power.

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.

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ISBN: 9780525954989
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Published: Viking - September 15th, 2020

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a thrilling and addictive new novel--a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth--set in England at the dawn of a new era: the Middle Ages

"Just as transporting as [The Pillars of the Earth] . . . A most welcome addition to the Kingsbridge series." --The Washington Post

The Pillars of the Earth: A Novel (Kingsbridge #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451222138
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Published: Penguin Books - October 2nd, 2007

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Oprah's Book Club Selection

The “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career—and begins where its prequel, The Evening and the Morning, ended.

World Without End: A Novel (Kingsbridge #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451224996
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Published: Penguin Books - October 7th, 2008

#1 New York Times Bestseller

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.

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ISBN: 9780451477996
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Published: Penguin Books - July 31st, 2018

#1 New York Times Bestseller

“Absorbing . . . impossible to resist.” —The Washington Post