The Evening and the Morning - Ken Follett

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By Ken Follett

  • Release Date: 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
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Free Download The Evening and the Morning Ebook. #1 New York Times Bestseller
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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


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.

Reviews

  • Needed more character development

    4
    By dbhinz
    The book was good but felt rushed. There could have been more development of the characters. The story was also almost too predictable, there were few events that I didn’t see coming. Skipping over the year 1000 was disappointing, it was an eventful milestone in the church and should have been mentioned. At the end of the book there could have been a few more pages to tie it to the first book in the series. Overall, a joy to read. Sad to see the series come to an end.
  • 2 stars only because I generally like hKen Follett

    2
    By AGReko
    I tried hard to stay with the long boring descriptions that lead to non events, but finally gave up one third of the way. Unreadable. Huge disappointment from an author I generally enjoy reading. Try again
  • Great book

    5
    By mike 112251
    Just a great read that immerses you in the year 1000 in England. The characters are beautifully detailed and you become a front row observer of lives well lived, and long gone. This book works beautifully to set up the King’s Bridge series. Do yourself a favor and go for it. It’s one of those books you are quickly hooked into, that you will want to binge, though I tried to stretch it out. Just a wonderful read...enjoy!
  • The evening and the morning

    2
    By Volunteer123456789
    Very Sloowww read. volunteer123456880
  • Engaging read

    5
    By Hmltnj
    Loved this prequel... the author leaves us wanting more..
  • Once again, excellent

    5
    By Dan Vermilion
    Roller is one of the best authors I have ever read.
  • I enjoyed them all

    5
    By PROSPERITYDEE
    From The Pillars of the Earth to The Evening and the Morning I have read them over and over again...hoping to catch something I miss the last few times
  • Volume 4 is excellent!

    5
    By HoseDog
    After reading the Kingsbridge trilogy and then the Century trilogy I thought that Follett was probably done with this genre, so I was pleased to pre-order and immediately read the prequel. It is a terrific read as were the others, only disappointing because it ended. I hope he has the energy and motivation to do another such series!
  • Iuks

    2
    By Loco_jh
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  • Same story again

    3
    By #$@&*+/
    Another story where the two main characters love each other but can’t be together for whatever reason. Pretty much a retread of every book in this series. What’s more disappointing is the presence of a nunnery and the significant role it plays. Not that I have an issue with a nunnery at all. But there is NO mention of a nunnery in PILLARS. The nunnery doesn’t assume a role until WORLD WITHOUT END. PILLARS was 50 years long with no mention of nuns in Kingsbridge. Yet this prequel puts the nunnery front and center 200 years prior? An oversight by the author and editors.

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