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A Column of Fire
A Column of Fire | Ken Follett
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The saga that has enthralled the millions of readers of The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End now continues with Ken Follett's magnificent, gripping new story. Young Will Willard is coming home to Kingsbridge at Christmas as A Column of Fire opens. The year 1558 will turn Will's life upside-down and change Europe forever. The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. High principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love. Will finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald. When Elizabeth Tudor becomes queen, all of Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country's first secret service, to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions and invasion plans. Waiting in Paris is the alluring, headstrong Mary Queen of Scots, part of a brutally ambitious French family. Proclaimed the rightful ruler of England, she has her own supporters scheming to get rid of Elizabeth. Will Willard hunts the slippery, enigmatic Jean Langlais, not knowing that the false name hides a childhood classmate who knows him all too well. Over a turbulent half-century, the love between Will and Margery seems doomed, as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings precariously to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents. The real enemies, then as now, are not the rival religions. The true battle pitches those who believe in tolerance and compromise against the tyrants who would impose their ideas on everyone else – no matter what the cost.
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Wannabe_Quijote
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TheSpineView Someone photo bombed your shelfie! 🤣 Love it! 💜📚 1mo
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Freespirit
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Finished these two great books. A Column of Fire is the last in a trilogy I began many years ago with The Pillars of the Earth. It‘s a story of politics, love, hate , history in the 1500‘s. Ken Follett is a fabulous story teller!
TTSS is a very different but equally entertaining and complex spy story. I felt it helped that I had seen the movie to help navigate the complicated twists and character development!
Two books well worth recommending😍📚

Ericalambbrown Have you read Follett‘s Century Trilogy? If you like his writing, you‘ll probably like it. I loved them! 1mo
Freespirit No I haven‘t @Ericalambbrown I have that series in my sights. I do love his books... I disappear inside them! Thank you for the recommendation!😊 1mo
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Freespirit
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I absolutely love Ken Follett‘s books! They take me to another place full of interesting characters and plot twists. It‘s a chunky book at 900 pages so not a quick read and I‘m 1/3 in! I‘ve also started a jigsaw which is taken from a painting of beautiful Queensland houses in Brisbane painted by my good friend Deb. It‘s tough!! #history #literature #easterfun

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juliegumdrop
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Congratulations to @Mitch on reaching 100k litfluence. Wow!
The series I am planning on finishing this year is Ken Follett‘s Kingsbridge series. I‘ve read Pillars of the Earth and World Without End and loved them both. A Column of 🔥 is next. Thank you for the chance to participate in your #completetheseries #giveaway.

Mitch Cool...I‘ve not read these! Good choice 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
juliegumdrop @Mitch they are all quite chunky books, but I highly recommend them if you enjoy historical fiction and epic, sweeping tales. 4mo
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Macnjen
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Just downloaded this beast for my next audiobook. I wonder if I can get thru in 21 days before my loan expires!!!! #litsyAtoZ challenge Wish me luck! My 2 book clubs also announce their newest choices next week so we shall see!

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Mrsann2000
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Finished Book 3 A Column of Fire
Pillars of the Earth, World without End, and then A Column of Fire
Started the series in August. Read a few other books in between but was determined to finish!
Enjoyable, educational, thought provoking.

Lauram Nice job! 5mo
LoverofLit Just finished World Without End last month! Such great books 4mo
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Eggbeater
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A satisfying ending to the Kingsbridge saga. This 3rd book is more about espionage and court intrigue than building and creating. In that way, it is fittingly more modern than the first two books, but I think Follet makes that adaptation nicely. I'm fascinated by the Elizabethan Era and Queen Elizabeth I is my hero because she ruled without men. The characters surrounding her were captivating and fact and fiction blended together well.

nudibranch Stop! You're making me wanna read these #chunksters and I already have a tottering TBR pile of them! 5mo
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Eggbeater
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Dog with a book! #dogsoflitsy

I'm wrapping up this excellent chunckster about the Elizabethan era, but Odie has other ideas. He keeps resting his head on my book and presenting his belly to be scratched. I won't get any reading done because I am a sucker!🐶❤

GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 5mo
ShookBelf What a gorgeous sugar face he has ❤❤ 5mo
SleepyDragon I love your dog's name. 5mo
DGRachel Meh, the book can wait. Belly rubs are definitely more important! ❤️🐶❤️ 5mo
BooknerdsLife Awww who could say no to that adorable face! 😍😍😍 5mo
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Eggbeater
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#FriyayIntro @howjessreads
1.Teleport to another planet. Half of the time I don't even mean the inappropriate things I'M thinking, so my being able to read others' minds wouldn't be fair.
2. In the middle of this excellent chunkster for January
3. To get a resolution.
4. Not Netflix but Castle Rock on Hulu
5. Already done! 😀

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WebbyReads
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His mind was like a house he had spent his life furnishing... Strangely, the character of Ned that lived [there] did not remain the same....But, of course, they were all just different versions of himself, the owner of the house. And one day soon, the place would fall down as old buildings did, and then, quite quickly, it would all turn to dust. With that thought, he drifted off to sleep.

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 7mo
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kellyann28
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Here we go, folks. A 30 hour audio book. Review coming in 3 weeks probably, lol!

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Eggbeater
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🍁🍂Mounting end-of-fall TBR plus two ebooks and an unknown naughty November book club book: 12 total by mid December. Can I do it? Do you see anything here you liked? I try to keep a little variety in my reading.

RainyDayReading Reign of the Fallen is on my TBR as well! 8mo
HOTPock3tt I liked A column of fire, but I didn‘t love it. It was Between a pick and so-so for me🤔 it‘s the only one of the stack that I‘ve read. I‘m curious about Vox though!!! (edited) 8mo
petersonks15 I picked up the audio of the John Scalzi book. 8mo
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APLitlife
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Finally getting a chance to start this one. The first two of this series, #pillarsoftheearth and #worldwithoutend are two of my most favorite books. Excited that he finally wrote a third and hope that it holds up to the first two.

Andrew65 Enjoy 😊 8mo
TrishB Love these books 👍🏻 8mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Loved the series! Such a brilliant author! 8mo
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RebelReader
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1. Impatiently waiting to hear if I got the job! 😩
2. Think positive thoughts and keep busy.
3. My youngest daughter is job hunting too and she just got an interview! 😃
4. Tagged Book STILL!! 😂
#Moodymonday

mabell Good luck!! 12mo
RebelReader Thanks @mabell This waiting is killing me! 😩 12mo
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RebelReader
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I‘m in Arizona staying with my sister while I interview for jobs. Mark sent me pics of the cards I have been receiving since I left so even though I haven‘t gotten to read them yet, I wanted to say a big thank you and send hugs to @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kaye @Chili ❤️❤️❤️
My sister and I are both reading the pictured book. Only about 100 pages in, but I‘m loving being back in Kingsbridge in the 1500‘s. 😃

Kaye Thanks for checking in with your card update. Best of luck on your job search. That‘d be cool to have a buddy read with your sister. Hope you guys enjoy your time together. 💞 12mo
Cortg Good luck! 🍀 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Good luck 🍀 and big hugs back!!! 🤗🤗🤗 12mo
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RebelReader @Cortg @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kaye I should hear by the end of the week regarding the job I interviewed for today so I appreciate all the positive vibes! 🤞 12mo
Cathythoughts Yes ! Good luck! 👍🏻🍀 12mo
SaturnDoo Good luck!!!🍀🤞🍀🤞🍀🤞❤💜💛 12mo
knittedgnome Good luck with the job search!! I love AZ!! 12mo
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drbethandherkindle
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Starting Saturday with essentials: breakfast and Kingsbridge 🤗 Happy Saturday Littens!!

Pamwurtzler Back at you!! ❤️ 13mo
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The carpet in our living and dining rooms was supposed to be replaced today. However, the company had to postpone until tomorrow. Best way to spend the day when plans have been changed: go to the library😄 At my favorite one with the Dunkin Donuts on the first floor. Who cares if it‘s a rainy day?

cleoh Rainy days are the best days for library days! 13mo
AlaMich You have a library with a DD? I never heard of such a thing! 😀 13mo
Lynnsoprano @AlaMich Yes! The downtown West Palm Beach library. Although the DD opens to the street, there‘s a counter that faces the library. You‘re not supposed to take anything off the first floor. That‘s okay by me, because new books are there, and I grab a chair by the window, looking out on a courtyard. Great spot. 13mo
AlaMich @Lynnsoprano Good policy...that could make for a lot of sticky books 😖 13mo
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wanderinglynn
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Congrats @Soubhiville on your 5-7s milestone! 🎉🎺🎇🎆🙌🏻

And thanks for the opportunity to enter your #57sGiveaway 😀

Soubhiville Thanks for entering! Good luck! 13mo
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HOTPock3tt
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Hmm maybe between a pick/so-so 🤔On one hand the story was well written and it‘s obvious the author is very talented .. but on the other hand, the characters themselves were a bit lackluster. 😕 I expected more about Queen Elizabeth and her reign (from the blurb I originally read) but was disappointed. It kept me turning the pages, and I would read more of his work...but this wasn‘t memorable for me.

oOArankaOo I agree, the two previous books of this series are much more engaging! 13mo
Ingerella I haven't read anything by Ken Follett yet. But I wanted to say Happy Nurses Week! 13mo
HOTPock3tt @Ingerella Happy nurses week to you too!! ❤️🎉 #NursesOfLitsy (edited) 13mo
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oOArankaOo
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🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2
You don't become invested in the characters as much as as you did in the two previous books if this trilogy, but to counterbalance that Follett offers a great, filmic journey through one of England's most turbulent periods of history. The characters we follow are still very likeable, but the several leaps in years forward mean less attachment to them.
TBC in comments!

oOArankaOo The great expanse of space covered also makes it feel more superficial than the other books, because there are hardly any places you can connect with during the narrative. That being said, Follett's writing is still very engaging, there are wonderful pieces of actual history worked into the narrative, and even at 700+ pages, it's a really enjoyable read!! 14mo
Cinfhen Great review 14mo
oOArankaOo @Cinfhen Thank you! 14mo
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TrishB
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Loved it 💕 Sometimes just need a good chunk of historical fiction. Very loosely based around the original town in previous novels of Kingsbridge, but more a quick fire tour of history from 1558-1606. I‘m sure there‘s room for further books as this was left with a very extended family for future reference.

Sophoclessweetheart Sounds good. I‘ve been meaning to try Follet x 14mo
TrishB @Wanderingwithwords this starts with The Pillars of the Earth - which is brilliant! (edited) 14mo
LeahBergen I still need to pick up a copy of this one. I really enjoyed the first two! 14mo
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4thhouseontheleft I‘m thinking of reading This series next year - but I need to get through the GoT books first! 14mo
TrishB @LeahBergen me too and was just in the mood for this one 👍🏻 14mo
TrishB @4thhouseontheleft not quite as many in this series! But big books 👍🏻 14mo
Cathythoughts So this is the 3d in the series ?! Must investigate the earlier ones 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 14mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts the first one is one of my fav historical books! 14mo
Cathythoughts Just stacked The Pillars 👍🏻❤️ 14mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts 👍🏻 cool 14mo
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TrishB
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If real life didn‘t happen I would have finished this today! Family stuff to do and work week to get ready for! Some so-so reviews for this , but have to say I‘m loving it!! Looking forward to the rest of it tomorrow.

Andrew65 I loved it too, but a different feel to the first two books. Life does have a way of getting in the way! 14mo
Mdargusch So close! That real life stuff always gets in the way. 😫 14mo
Cinfhen 🚨🚨alert 🚨🚨 @minkyb #bigbookmonitor 14mo
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minkyb She is incorrigible! 😂 @Cinfhen 14mo
TrishB @Andrew65 it‘s a great read 👍🏻 14mo
TrishB @Mdargusch first time kids have been home together tonight so we caught up on some Grey‘s. It was nice to sit down together for a change ❤️ I did look at my book a couple of times.... 14mo
TrishB @Cinfhen @minkyb I didn‘t enjoy my last chunkster - but this is awesome 😁 could be double the size! 14mo
Cinfhen Ken Follet is a master storyteller 🙌🏻and hurray for family time 💖 14mo
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TrishB
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Starting this one today. In the mood for historical fiction but Victoria wasn‘t for me!
Hubby out at Record Store Day and kids still in bed so here‘s hoping for a couple of hours!

AceOnRoam I am curious about your thoughts on this. I bailed early because didn't appear to be going anywhere. Hubby finished itm 14mo
AceOnRoam Oops. Hubby finished it but he doesn't understand DNF and reads everything to the end... 14mo
Cathythoughts Enjoy 😉 14mo
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TrishB @AceOnRoam enjoying so far! Have you read Follett previously? 14mo
AceOnRoam @TrishB yes, I read the pillars I and II and 14mo
AceOnRoam All of which I loved 14mo
TrishB @AceOnRoam weird! I‘ve just done that with a fantasy series I‘m reading - loved the first 2 and just thought the 3rd was meh..... 14mo
AceOnRoam Well I really hope you enjoy this one. I really wanted to! 14mo
Addison_Reads This one is next up on my TBR. I've read several reviews of people not enjoying it as much as the first two, but I'm still excited to start it soon. 14mo
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HOTPock3tt
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#ReadingResolutions @Jess7 Now that I‘m done with a few library books, I‘m excited to get back to this 900+ page #Chunkster!! I‘m about 300 pages in and LOVING it so far!!

oOArankaOo I'm almost finished with this one; it's SO GOOD! 1y
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Tianarose
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Adding this back to my TBR and returning it to the library. I am way more into “Written in my own hearts blood “ and this one is due back soon! I think I bit of more than I can chew this time. Will have to try again another time.

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Tianarose
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Breakfast and a book.

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HOTPock3tt
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#Readingresolutions @Jess7 #AprilTBR
Happy Easter!! 🤗 This is my April TBR. I may also read “The Oracle Year” by Charles Soule (if my hold comes thru from the library) and “The life of Elizabeth l” by Alison Weir on audiobook if I can find it ☺️

Podie I want to read a column of fire myself, but i hate hardcovers, so i'm waiting on the paperback to be released. I hope its good! 1y
HOTPock3tt I‘m about 300 pages in and it‘s REaLLY good so far! 😃 @Podie 1y
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Tianarose
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Loving this one so far.

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HOTPock3tt
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#CurrentlyReading I‘m still at the beginning, but omg I can‘t.put.this.down!! ❤️😵#AColumnOfFire #KenFollett

Wife I read the first two in the series years ago, I wonder if I need to do a “refresh my memory” read, or if it can stand alone. 🤔 1y
HOTPock3tt @Wife before I started reading this book, I asked the same question of two littens who‘ve already read it and they said it can stand alone. I have not read the first two books. I‘m about 50 pages into this one, and I have not been lost at all. I would say it can stand alone... (edited) 1y
Wife I saw it laying around work last week. Is that where you found it? 1y
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HOTPock3tt @Wife No I got mine from the library! 😵I didn‘t know we have a copy at work!!! I would‘ve just picked that one up instead of going thru the trouble of putting it on hold at the library... 1y
Wife Look around. It might still be there🙂 1y
HOTPock3tt @Wife I‘m working tonight, I‘ll look around and see if I can find it for you :) 1y
Wife ❤️ 1y
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Tianarose
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Just picked up my hold at the Library, so I‘m putting Lisbeth and Mikael to rest for a bit to get this one done.

Andrew65 A very good read. 1y
Tianarose @Andrew65, I hope so! I love the first two very much! 1y
Andrew65 @Tianarose Enjoy. 😊 1y
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HOTPock3tt @Andrew65 Could I read this one without reading the others, or would it be too hard to follow? I‘m more interested in this time in history than the first books‘ time period. So just wondering if this could work as as stand alone read 🤔 (edited) 1y
Andrew65 @HOTPock3tt This is a different time frame so in my opinion (having read the book) I think it could easily be read as a standalone and enjoyed for what it is. 1y
Tianarose @HOTPock3tt for sure. 1y
HOTPock3tt @Andrew65 @Tianarose Ok thanks!!!☺️ (edited) 1y
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andrejime
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My special bookmark ❤️

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oOArankaOo
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#firstworldproblems
When you need to eat breakfast, but can't and won't put your book down. I appreciate my ereader a bit more now, even if nothing can compare to the feeling of holding and reading a physical book.

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Andrew65
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Week 8/52 2018 - Post 1 Of 2
3 Books Finished , 1610 Pages read in the week.
Books Finished this year : 29
Pages Read this year :14,444

#LitsyAtoZ 1 (8/26)
#MountTBRChallenge 0 (5/52)
#YearoftheChunkster 1 (8/26)
#SeriesUptoDate 1 (5/20)
#SeriesFinished 0 (0/20)
#LitsyPassport 0 (1/12)

Need to finish some series, and read more from #MountTBRChallenge. I have to #blameitonlitsy for this, too many great new books mentioned on here!

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oOArankaOo
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"Nothing is permanent, except change."

Great insight in a medieval novel!

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Andrew65
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Another excellent read by Ken Follett, but this one feels very different to the first two in the series. This is more about the history of the time with Kingsbridge a backdrop at times compared to the first two which were about Kingsbridge with the history being a backdrop. I didn‘t love the characters as much as the first two but still was a good story which kept me engaged throughout. If you like the history of Elizabethan England read this!

Dolly Do you think this series needs to be read in order? 1y
CMB I‘ve read the first two so am eager to get this one. I‘m sequential so I lean towards reading the series in order. 1y
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I liked it, even though it wasn‘t as intense a read compared to the other books in the series. I like Follett‘s writing style, and he always seems to do extensive research before writing his tomes. Impressive, Mr. Follett! I would have liked to have more of Kingsbridge in the book though. @TrishB @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done, I am in the midst of the Spanish Armada and hope to finish tonight. 1y
Andrew65 I‘m with you wanting more Kingsbridge, very little in this book and mainly just a few of the lead characters happen to be from Kingsbridge. That said it is still an excellent read, just a very different type of read to the first two books. Much more history in this one. @TrishB (edited) 1y
TrishB I‘m looking forward to it!! Thanks for review 👍🏻 1y
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Andrew65
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Week 7/52 2018 Post 2/2
Books Currently Reading

Ireland :Awakening 246/ 944 #YearoftheChunkster,
Enchantress 209/624 #LitsyAtoZ #Yearofthechunkster #MountTBRChallenge
Dead Men‘s Bones 276/460
Assassin‘s Quest 31/848 #LitsyAtoZ #YearoftheChunkster
A Column Of Fire 365/1024 #YearoftheChunkster #LitsyAtoZ

ephemeralwaltz Wow! Good for you - tackling so many chunksters. 💪 1y
Andrew65 @ephemeralwaltz Possibly too many at once! 😂, but thanks. 😊 1y
Centique Oh man, the Rutherford and the Hobbs are both on my TBR! I hope I get there one day. I‘m doing The Woman in White currently and I have Middlemarch and The Agony and the Ecstasy up soon. #chunksters 1y
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Andrew65 @Centique Some great classic reads in there, The Woman in White was a very interesting book and ahead of it‘s time. I deliberately set out to target Chunksters this year and as a result I am reading better books but less books read than last year. 1y
Centique @Andrew65 that‘s a good point because sometimes people solely focus on numbers of books read and miss out on some great reading. 1y
DivaDiane What an awesome list! 1y
Andrew65 @DivaDiane Thanks am having a great reading year, working through many of the Chunksters I have been saving up, or have long wanted to read. Also making great progress on #yearofthechunkster and #LitsyAtoZ 1y
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Andrew65
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Started A Column Of Fire, about 133 pages in and hope to get some reading time with it tomorrow. At this stage still trying to get my head round all the key characters and the different sub plots.

TrishB Cool 👍🏻 1y
Tove_Reads Done with the book for today. I have read the first part, 28% of the book. I guess it‘s about to become really interesting now! @TrishB @Andrew65 (edited) 1y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads @TrishB I‘m at 36% but won‘t have a terrific amount of reading time for it over the next few days. It is a good story, but does have a very different feel to the first two in the series, so far been a lot less about Kingsbridge and more about the political/religious situation at the time. 1y
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TrishB I‘m probably saving this now for a few days off at Easter!! 1y
Andrew65 @TrishB It will definitely need a few days. 😊 1y
Andrew65 Now halfway through the book @Tove_Reads @TrishB 1y
Tove_Reads About the same. Will see if I have time to read more tonight. It‘s a surprisingly fast read. It‘s good, but WWE is still the king! 1y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Agreed, much prefer the first two. Not a great lover of books that focus on the Protestant - Catholic battles. This period in history is not my favourite. Also don‘t find the lead characters as engaging as in the first two books. A good read but not up there with the first two so far. (edited) 1y
Tove_Reads Yeah, the writing style is solid Follet, but it‘s a bit all over the place. I like it more when it focused on Kingsbridge. Also mostly upper class or wannabes, which makes it less interesting. Plan on finishing it this week, so that I can start reading Sarum and Cathedral of the Sea next week! 1y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Glad to see it‘s not just me then and agree about Kingsbridge.Don‘t know 1y
Tove_Reads I am enjoying the Pierre vs Sylvie and Ned thing in the book. Wish it was focusing on that. Pierre could be a reborn Ralph. 1y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Ned would certainly be my favourite character, but I hope Pierre comes to a sticky end. Cue the booing! Hiss! Currently at 67%. So should finish this week ready for 1y
Tove_Reads Same here. Have just finished part 3. I found this to be a good pace, since it‘s not as intense of a read as the first two. 1y
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@Andrew65 Ready to head back to Kingsbridge?

TrishB I need to get to this too! But it won‘t be this weekend so I‘ll just watch your posts! 1y
Andrew65 Let me know when you want to start, it won‘t be read as intensively. Happy to start whenever you want to. 1y
Tove_Reads @Andrew65 Will start this weekend. Slowly, steady. 1y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Me too then, enjoy. 😊 1y
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My wife @Reviewsbylola is half a world away right now but didn‘t forget about me on Valentine‘s Day. I loved “Pillars of the Earth”, and “A World Without End” so needless to say I‘m excited about this one.

Reviewsbylola What a sweet wife. ♥️♥️😂😂 1y
emilyhaldi True love 💘 1y
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ATB
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True then true now.

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csimmer23
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#riotgrams. I need a beverage for starting this big book.

BookishMe I spotted his books on the library shelf yesterday... They are intimidating!! 1y
csimmer23 They are, but they are worth the effort! 1y
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Louise
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Pickpick

This is the 3rd book in Follett's Kingsbridge series. It takes place in the mid-16th to early 17th centuries. It is filled with intrigue, religious persecution, battles at sea, love, betrayal, and even a hint of Shakespeare at the Globe. John Lee does a stellar job as narrator. If you like historical fiction, don't miss this one!

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KaatjeH
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Mehso-so

I don't know about this book🤔.
It's not bad. The book is about a great and exciting period in history.
I just feel a bit dissapointed. I expected a lot from this book, because I loved the first two Kingsbridge books and it just didn't happen 😕
For me this book would have been a pick, had it not been part of the series... ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Pickpick

Ken Follett has a way of making history fascinating. I learned more European history from this trilogy than I ever did in school. All three books are 5-star reads. Make sure you set aside time to read them though as they about 1,000 pages each.

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Soubhiville
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Here‘s my second #chunkster of the year! I loved Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, so I‘m hoping to fall in love with the characters between these pages.

Soubhiville Well this wasn‘t what I was expecting. POTE and WWOE had characters I cared about and a community I was invested in. I found Column of Fire dull, the writing elementary, and after 130 pages I was uninvested. I‘m not going to bother with the other 800 pages. 1y
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KaatjeH
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Sharing the couch with #morbidelli this cold and rainy afternoon

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Soubhiville
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My tentative TBR for February. I‘m probably being overly ambitious, since I‘ll have company for several days in the middle of the month, but we‘ll see!

I‘m carrying over River of Teeth, My Absolute Darling, And This Is What a Librarian Looks Like from Jan. Should be done with all of them tomorrow or Saturday.

Happy February everyone!

Foragingfantasy I've only read Sabriel and The Book of Speculation, but they were good! Looks like an awesome tbr pile. 1y
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KaatjeH
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At home sick with a bad cold 🤧
Started this one and I'm having a hard time getting in to the story. Maybe it's just the cold, but so far I'm guessing this is probably not Ken Follets best...
#currentlyreading

LauraBeth Hope you feel better after a day of rest and reading 💕 1y
KaatjeH @LauraBeth thanks. Reading always helps😊 1y
Ole Get well soon ...and read some better books! 😁 1y
KaatjeH @Ole Thank you. I've decided to give it a few more pages 🤷‍♀️ 1y
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Love this quote.

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