Minecraft Adventures B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | August 11, 2015

    Felicia Day: IMG Felicia Day's Playlist for You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)



    These songs go along with some of the chapters in my book You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost). Hope you enjoy! 1. "Sooner or Later" by... Continue »
    1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$14.95
List price: $34.99
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton ADV- THRILLERS

The Pillars of the Earth

by

The Pillars of the Earth Cover

ISBN13: 9780688046590
ISBN10: 0688046592
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $14.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Ken Follett is known worldwide as the master of split-second suspense, but his most beloved and bestselling book tells the magnificent tale of a twelfth-century monk driven to do the seemingly impossible: build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever known.

Everything readers expect from Follett is here: intrigue, fast-paced action, and passionate romance. But what makes The Pillars of the Earth extraordinary is the time—the twelfth century; the place—feudal England; and the subject—the building of a glorious cathedral. Follett has re-created the crude, flamboyant England of the Middle Ages in every detail. The vast forests, the walled towns, the castles, and the monasteries become a familiar landscape. Against this richly imagined and intricately interwoven backdrop, filled with the ravages of war and the rhythms of daily life, the master storyteller draws the reader irresistibly into the intertwined lives of his characters—into their dreams, their labors, and their loves: Tom, the master builder; Aliena, the ravishingly beautiful noblewoman; Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge; Jack, the artist in stone; and Ellen, the woman of the forest who casts a terrifying curse. From humble stonemason to imperious monarch, each character is brought vividly to life.

The building of the cathedral, with the almost eerie artistry of the unschooled stonemasons, is the center of the drama. Around the site of the construction, Follett weaves a story of betrayal, revenge, and love, which begins with the public hanging of an innocent man and ends with the humiliation of a king.

At once a sensuous and endearing love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age, The Pillars of the Earth is without a doubt Ken Follett's masterpiece.

Synopsis:

Picking up where international bestseller The Hangman's Daughter left off, the highly anticipated sequel about a dark legacy of the Knights Templar. 

Synopsis:

THE ANTICIPATED FOLLOWUP TO THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, THE HANGMANS DAUGHTER

1660: Winter has settled thick over a sleepy village in the Bavarian Alps, ensuring every farmer and servant is indoors the night a parish priest discovers he's been poisoned. As numbness creeps up his body, he summons the last of his strength to scratch a cryptic sign in the frost.

Following a trail of riddles, hangman Jakob Kuisl; his headstrong daughter Magdalena; and the town physicians son team up with the priests aristocratic sister to investigate. What they uncover will lead them back to the Crusades, unlocking a troubled history of internal church politics and sending them on a chase for a treasure of the Knights Templar.

But theyre not the only ones after the legendary fortune. A team of dangerous and mysterious monks is always close behind, tracking their every move, speaking Latin in the shadows, giving off a strange, intoxicating scent. And to throw the hangman off their trail, they have ensured he is tasked with capturing a band of thieves roving the countryside attacking solitary travelers and spreading panic.

Delivering on the promise of the international bestseller The Hangmans Daughter, once again based on prodigious historical research into Pötzschs  family tree, The Dark Monk takes us on a whirlwind tour through the occult hiding places of Bavarias ancient monasteries, bringing to life an unforgettable compassionate hangman and his tenacious daughter, painting a robust tableau of a seventeenth-century Bavaria still negotiating the lasting impacts of war, and quickening our pulses with a gripping, mesmerizing mystery.

About the Author

Ken Follett is one of the world's most popular novelists. He has sold approximately 90 million books.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 6 comments:

Susan Norris, August 30, 2012 (view all comments by Susan Norris)
Mesmerizing. The characters come to life and create the need to read into the wee hours of the night. Don't let the thickness of the book scare you. You'll wish it was longer when you reach the end.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
Coastal Woman, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Coastal Woman)
Here was a book to satisfy my need for a good yarn, well told, with characters to care about, as well as a big dose of history, easily absorbed. It got me to read several other books about the architecture and people of the time period (1200's England), and to try my first Follett thriller as well.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
Rene Steele, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by Rene Steele)
Enjoy reading historical fiction.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
View all 6 comments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688046590
Author:
Follett, Ken
Publisher:
William Morrow & Company
Illustrator:
Rohr-Rouendaal, Petra
Editor:
Golbitz, Pat
Author:
Oliver P
Author:
&
Author:
P.
Author:
by Ken Follett
Author:
ouml
Author:
tzsch, Oliver
Author:
tzsch
Author:
Chadeayne, Lee
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Epic literature
Subject:
Cathedrals
Subject:
Cathedrals -- Design and construction -- Fiction.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
no. 10
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
973
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1.11 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Life of Pi
    Used Mass Market $5.50
  2. Jackdaws
    Used Hardcover $1.95
  3. World without End
    Used Hardcover $3.50
  4. The Kite Runner
    Used Trade Paper $4.50
  5. Deception Point
    Used Mass Market $2.95
  6. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission...
    Used Trade Paper $4.50

Related Subjects


Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Adventure
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Contemporary Thrillers
History and Social Science » American Studies » Popular Culture

The Pillars of the Earth Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$14.95 In Stock
Product details 973 pages William Morrow & Company - English 9780688046590 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Picking up where international bestseller The Hangman's Daughter left off, the highly anticipated sequel about a dark legacy of the Knights Templar. 
"Synopsis" by ,
THE ANTICIPATED FOLLOWUP TO THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, THE HANGMANS DAUGHTER

1660: Winter has settled thick over a sleepy village in the Bavarian Alps, ensuring every farmer and servant is indoors the night a parish priest discovers he's been poisoned. As numbness creeps up his body, he summons the last of his strength to scratch a cryptic sign in the frost.

Following a trail of riddles, hangman Jakob Kuisl; his headstrong daughter Magdalena; and the town physicians son team up with the priests aristocratic sister to investigate. What they uncover will lead them back to the Crusades, unlocking a troubled history of internal church politics and sending them on a chase for a treasure of the Knights Templar.

But theyre not the only ones after the legendary fortune. A team of dangerous and mysterious monks is always close behind, tracking their every move, speaking Latin in the shadows, giving off a strange, intoxicating scent. And to throw the hangman off their trail, they have ensured he is tasked with capturing a band of thieves roving the countryside attacking solitary travelers and spreading panic.

Delivering on the promise of the international bestseller The Hangmans Daughter, once again based on prodigious historical research into Pötzschs  family tree, The Dark Monk takes us on a whirlwind tour through the occult hiding places of Bavarias ancient monasteries, bringing to life an unforgettable compassionate hangman and his tenacious daughter, painting a robust tableau of a seventeenth-century Bavaria still negotiating the lasting impacts of war, and quickening our pulses with a gripping, mesmerizing mystery.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.