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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The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network. Ragna: Daughter of Count Hubert of Cherbourg, travels to England to marry Ealdorman Wilwulf of Shiring. The Evening and the Morning' is thoroughly enjoyable even if you are not familiar with the rest of the Kingsbridge series.

At first, it gave the book a bit of an over-explanatory kind of tone, and I quickly found myself wondering just how long it was going to take to eventually work my way through the several hundred pages. A Norman noblewoman, Ragna, leaves her family, travelling across the sea to marry an English earl whom she loves.

The novel follows the stories of three main characters and how their lives cross, and there’s a slew of other characters in England from 997 CE to 1007. En ese mundo rígido e injusto, con grandes dificultades de progreso individual, Ken Follett apuesta siempre por la inteligencia, el ingenio y la bondad como únicas herramientas válidas para abrirse camino hacia la felicidad y el éxito. Good god, when will I no longer read that ridiculous scene where a female virgin feels a resistance, a sharp pain, then BAM! It's set mainly in England, with the threats of Vikings in the East and the Welsh in the West, but there are sections in Normandy, France.

World Without End, the sequel to The Pillars of the Earth, proved equally popular when it was published in 2007. From the start, she stands strong and makes inroads into the family dynamics that are less than pleasing to the brothers and their mother, Wilwulf’s step-mother, Gytha. A vivid, absorbing and dark historical fiction tale of good versus evil, love and hate and a time when corruption and injustice was the norm. These three show how determination and a passion for others can shape the community in ways never thought possible. After an argument, Wigelm takes their son away from Ragna and gives him to his girlfriend and his mother to raise.At the time of the book, he is shown as a middle-aged, experienced king who can use his limited power effectively. I still have yet to read the third book in the trilogy and reading the prequel has made me want to read it for sure.

Who you marry is hardly ever a choice but an arrangement, there are power plays, wars, corruption and greed.

Just when one machination was over, a new one was hatched, making for an abundance of intrigue and struggle that became harder and harder for me to tear myself away from. Dreng throws the baby into the river despite the protests of Blod, Edgar, and both Dreng's own wives. There’s always something exciting when reading a book by Ken Follett, as the reader is subsumed with history, drama, and wonderful storytelling.

The sexual violence against young girls and women made for uncomfortable reading and I think he could have toned it down a little and still would have got his point across without being so coarse. 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. Fans will also know that Follet is a firm believer in good triumphing over evil, and that even though the heroes and heroines face brutality, tragedy, challenges, adversary, and heartache, by the end the villains have received their much-deserved comeuppance and punishment. Follett has done well with his Kingsbridge trilogy, so much so that he chose to add this, a prequel, to deliver context on some much-wondered happenings in the early stages.Está-se em 997, numa época de caos, violência e espadeirada, que a História conhece como Idade das Trevas — um nome que, diga-se de passagem, lhe assenta que nem uma luva! The Evening and the Morning is the fourth novel in Ken Follett's sweeping Kingsbridge series set in medieval Britain, a series which started life thirty years ago with the bestselling The Pillars of the Earth. The Vikings were raiding almost annually, the area is governed by a truly evil family who even controls the church and uses that institution to advance their own power and wealth, even though they constantly make decisions that go against the welfare of the citizens of the area. Mas como o Amor é a luz das Trevas, o romance também anda por lá aos tropeções, brilhando com algum custo, lá no meio de tanta treva!

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