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The spellbinding epic set in twelfth-century England, The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of the lives entwined in the building of the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever known — and a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.
"A seesaw of tension...impeccable pacing...action, intrigue, violence and passion....A novel that entertains, instructs and satisfies on a grand scale!" Publishers Weekly
"An extraordinary epic buttressed by suspense...a monumental masterpiece...a towering triumph from a major talent!" Booklist
"Touches all human emotions...truly a novel to get lost in." Cosmopolitan
"A novel of majesty and power....Will hold you, fascinate you, surround you." Chicago Sun-Times
"A towering tale...There's murder, arson, treachery, torture, love, and lust...A good time can be had by all." New York Daily News
As a new age dawns in England's twelfth century, the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral sets the stage for a story of intrigue and power, revenge and betrayal.
About the Author
Ken Follett is the international bestselling author of suspense thrillers and the nonfiction title On Wings of Eagles. He lives in England.