A while back I received as a gift Ken Follet’s masterpiece The Pillars of the Earth, the story of a medieval English town’s struggle to build a grand cathedral. I loved this book; it is historical fiction at its finest.
Now, a friend has loaned me the follow up (it’s not a true sequal) novel by Follet, World Without End which takes place in the same town two centuries after the completion of the cathedral . Like its predecessor, World Without End is filled with rich characters and compelling stories (who knew medieval construction was so interesting?). Epic in scope and length yet wonderfully detailed and intimate, both novels make for enchanting reading.