The Pillars of the Earth
Book 1, Kingsbridge
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
#1 New York Times Bestseller
Oprah's Book Club Selection
The “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career. Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.
“Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it stands as a testament to Follett’s unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal.
The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect—a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state and brother against brother.
A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece.
From Publishers Weekly
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Not a page turner
An ok tale with much description about cathedral building. I bought this for a vacation and was only moderately entertained.
Perfect book for iPad
This is an awesome book- one of Favs of all time! Love the iPad as a reader and this book is great for the built in search. I looked up the areas and cathedrals the author wrote about and it added a lot of great background and history to the story. Buy it now you won't be disappointed.
This is one of the most amazing stories ever written. I rate Pillars, and it's sequel, World Without End, as second only to Lord of the Rings. Buy it - you won't be disappointed!