Kingsbridge books in order
3 books in series
Embark on a journey through twelfth-century England with this spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power. The Pillars of the Earth is a departure from Ken Follett's usual thrillers and a monumental masterpiece that stunned readers and critics with its gripping humanity and ambitious scope. Follow Philip, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known, Tom, the divided architect of his vision, and the beautiful Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame. This unforgettable story of good versus evil will leave you breathless.
Set in the same town as The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End explores the crossroads of medieval society as new ideas about medicine, commerce, architecture, and justice clash with traditional ways. Against the backdrop of the Black Death, an extraordinary cast of characters faces love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge in a gripping tale that stands on its own.
In A Column of Fire, Ken Follett explores the tumultuous world of religious conflict, tyranny, and espionage in 16th century Europe. As Ned Willard and Margery Fitzgerald find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide tearing apart England, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth and eventually her reign as queen sets off a chain of events that tests the loyalty, friendship, and love of those around her. Follett's epic work shows how extremism can spark violence during turbulent times and how those who fight for compromise and tolerance may be the only safeguard against tyranny.