Sunday, 10 March 2013
Review -my new favourite author.
It's been a while since I discovered a new author, but I've just finished 'World Without End' by Ken Follett and I think I've found a new favourite.
This is a long book but I was so totally engrossed in its Mediaeval world that I felt really sad to come to the end. Set in Kingsbridge in the 14th Century the 4 protagonists are a rebellious nun, a talented builder, a poor countrygirl and a wicked knight. They battle the Plague, the established church and each other through 40 years of national turmoil. This book has everything; believeable characters, bloodthirsty historical detail and the eventual triumph of good over evil. I believe this is a sequel to an earlier Kingsbridge novel so my next stop when I've clicked publish is Amazon to download the first. 'World Without End' was published in 2007 and 'The Pillars of the Earth' in 1989, so I may well be preaching to the converted but if, like me, you haven't read a Ken Follett novel before then you're in for a treat.
Posted by Kirsty.A at 16:10