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FREE DOWNLOAD Á World Without End ê ✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ World Without End By Ken Follett ✸ – The bestselling seuel to Pillars of the Earth On the day after Halloween in the year 1327 four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge They are a thief a bully a boy genius and a gir The bestselling seTt's masterful epic The Pillars of the Earth enchanted millions of readers with its compelling drama of war passion and family conflict set around the building of a cathedral Now World Without End takes readers back to medieval Kingsbridge two centuries later as the men women and children of the city once again grapple with the devastating sweep of historical chang. WORLD WITHOUT END BY KEN FOLLETT There are books that you read with vaguely interesting stories that sometimes within less than a month have been forgotten ignored barely recollected except for title author and a minor recall of plot Then there are books that change your mind on life that give you a thrill as you read them and think about how much you’re loving to read this particular book and how it’s making such an impression on you and how you’re going to remember it for a long part of your life I don’t need to tell you which kind of book World Without End is I’m also not going to give you a formal regurgitated plot summary that you can find in just about any review of this book I am however going to try to convince you why you should read this book with the intention that it will have the same pivotal impression on you as it did on meWhile I have never been a fan or proponent of the seemingly omnipotent Oprah and her book club she nevertheless has the power to make a considerable number of Americans do and importantly read whatever she tells them In January of this year Oprah nominated Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth for her book club and overnight people of all different kinds and of unexpected types picked up this lofty paperback tome set in the Middle Ages and documenting the fascinating building of a giant cathedral with immense architectural detail It’s one of my favorite books and to see so many people buying it and reading it made me happy Naturally once these people got to the last page of Pillars of the Earth and assuming they enjoyed it as much as Oprah said they would they would then turn to World Without End Follett’s new book has been labeled as the seuel of Pillars of the Earth which is not exactly correct for none of the original characters are in the new book and it is set in a later period however it involves descendants of the main family in Pillars of the Earth and there is the memory and impression left by characters both in historical record and physical form such as the cathedral But World Without End takes many giants leaps further forward as a deeper and complex book than Pillars of the Earth ever did euivalent to an ant making its way along a path while a person looks down upon the ant as they walk by Perspective is the key here and if one has some knowledge of the fourteenth century one will enjoy the book all the Don’t look for the good guys to always win out and the bad guys to fail in World Without End because like real life this world does not reward those who do good and punish those who do bad; it’s a harsh world that gives opportunity to the survivors of the fittest You must also remember that this is the fourteenth century the time of the peasant and noble a time where class distinction was at the most severe and was a defining character of every person Though while there is all this suffering one cannot help but think at some point it must get better for the characters you like and worse for the characters you hate and this is after all a novel but don’t expect Follett to do anything you might predictThe fourteenth century had a lot going on throughout Europe and what makes World Without End an incredible novel is that Follett uses the monumental and catastrophic events in microcosm focused on couple of small towns in England There was a cooling of temperatures which led to crop failure and starvation for many peasants known as the Great Famine; coupled with this was the uprising of peasants against their noble overlords who had subjugated and oppressed them for so long known as the Peasant’s Revolt There was the growing guild system where anyone wanting to become skilled in a trade would have to be invited to become a member of a guild Then there was horrific plague that was estimated to wipe out half the population of Europe known as the Black Death There was also the moving of the papacy from Rome to Avignon France which created a fission in the Christian faith and led to uestioning and critiue of the absolute religion Finally there was the seemingly never ending Hundred Years WarFollett skillfully uses these events in World Without End weighing in at 1024 pages but never overtly calls out any of them for what they are partly because a lot of the terms and names for the events were not yet in existence and because he seeks to be less overt and obvious but to have these events occur in most cases beyond the scope of these small towns to be events occurring far away that have little importance and effect on the citizens of the town – much like the Ira War is for the American people today At least this seems the case at first and then the subliminal effects come into play where men head off to war craftsmen have to fight to get into guilds peasants are suffering and in some cases starving the church is overbearing in its control and being uestioned and finally with the arrival of the plague the people’s lives and the towns are changed foreverWorld Without End takes you on a journey through the fourteenth century but not via a history lesson but in the important and complex lives of some ordinary townspeople of varying classes their loves and losses their hopes and dreams their despair and suffering It’s a moving and some might say depressing book but as I mentioned the fourteenth century was a tumultuous time to say the least But when you get to the last page you’ll wish it had never happened you’ll wish for story for characters you’ll wish to remember this incredible story for a long timeFOOTNOTE Just as World Without End has 1024 pages conveniently and maybe with a little effort on my part these review has 1024 words For book reviews and author interviews go to BookBanter

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Ll see prosperity and famine plague and war One boy will travel the world but come home in the end the other will be a powerful corrupt nobleman One girl will defy the might of the medieval church the other will pursue an impossible love And always they will live under the long shadow of the unexplained killing they witnessed on that fateful childhood day Ken Folle. World Without End is written in the third person but isn't choppy like some third person books are I loved that we get to see the characters grow up and mature They all encounter hardships war death disappointed hopes and dreams the black plague but never stop fighting and never give up hope I really enjoyed reading about the advances in medicine and what people believed to be cures bloodletting poultices made with dung balancing the humours of the body Physicians believed that diseases could be transmitted by looking at a sick person because the eyes have feelers that touch things in order to see them Isn't that wild When the black plague befalls the country one of the nuns wants to wear a mask over her nose and mouth to prevent transmission of the disease and this is treated like heresy I also enjoyed reading about the politics of the church There was definitely corruption in World Without End than there was in The Pillars of the Earth Of course the fact that The Pillars of the Earth's main character was a humble and worthy prior may have something to do with that I am in awe of Follett's plot He weaves the stories together in a way that they all make sense and seem cohesive The last thing I enjoyed reading about was the architecture Now the descriptions were hard to read which they were but they were also really informative and practical to the story I'm not a fan of architecture but reading about how they had to build things back then was pretty fascinating to meWhen I finished the book I was left with a feeling of hope I think the ending is totally appropriate It's not so perfect that it's unrealistic I think that's the special thing about Follett's writing he makes you feel what his characters are feeling


World Without EndThe bestselling seuel to Pillars of the Earth On the day after Halloween in the year four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge They are a thief a bully a boy genius and a girl who wants to be a doctor In the forest World Without PDF they see two men killed As adults their lives will be braided together by ambition love greed and revenge They wi. We who are born poor have to use cunning to get what we want Scruples are for the privileged I must confess I am addicted to these Ken Follett novels I finished World Without End and had to pick up A Column of Fire immediately I'm also going to get to his Century trilogy at some point These books are bloodstained historical soap operas and I just can't get enoughFollett knows how to create exactly the right amount of drama and set it to the gory backdrop of history I've always loved being taken back to times that I've only read about in passing and here we see the horrors of the Black Death up close It is one thing to read a textbook about the illness its symptoms and its wide reach wiping out up to 60% of Europe's population but it's another thing entirely to be taken into the lives of characters we come to love and seeing it firsthand Knowing at any minute that they or their families could be next It was a truly horrific and frightening disease and I think the author captures that really wellFollett once again utilizes a techniue that worked very well for him in The Pillars of the Earth the plot is often driven by our hatred for certain characters In the previous book it was William Hamleigh Here there are a number of candidates competing for our hatred; namely Ralph Godwyn and Philemon It's pretty effective to despise a character so deeply that we absolutely must read on to see them get their just dessertsIt's also just a fascinating portrait of everyday life in 14th century England Two hundred years after the events of The Pillars of the Earth Kingsbridge now has a nunnery which makes for some interesting politics as the monks try to control the nuns but they are some seriously badass women and the Guild plays an important part in decisions for the town as well as the Priory It's hard to explain between the deaths disease and war how much enjoyment there is in the everyday lives of these people as we live with them through romance poverty heartbreak and betrayal AND these books are so so easy to dip in and out of I rarely feel ready to commit to a thousand page book but I can easily read this alongside other books and return to the story and characters without a problemSo much fun and dramaBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube