A Column of Fire by Ken Follett

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In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love.

Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious conflict dividing the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country’s first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents.

The real enemies, then as now, are not the rival religions. The true battle pitches those who believe in tolerance and compromise against the tyrants who would impose their ideas on everyone else—no matter what the cost.

Set during one of the most turbulent and revolutionary times in history, A Column of Fire is one of Follett’s most exciting and ambitious works yet. It will delight longtime fans of the Kingsbridge series and is the perfect introduction for readers new to Ken Follett.

Book Details

  • File Namea-column-of-fire-by-ken-follett.epub
  • Original TitleA Column of Fire
  • Creator
  • Languageen
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  • PublisherMacmillan
  • Date0101-01-01T00:00:00+00:00
  • File Size2.688 MB

Table of Content

  • 1. Cover
  • 2. Title page
  • 3. Dedication page
  • 4. Epigraph page
  • 5. Contents
  • 6. Cast of Characters
  • 7. Prologue
  • 8. Part One: 1558
  • 9. 1
  • 10. 2
  • 11. 3
  • 12. 4
  • 13. 5
  • 14. 6
  • 15. 7
  • 16. 8
  • 17. Part Two: 1559 to 1563
  • 18. 9
  • 19. 10
  • 20. 11
  • 21. 12
  • 22. 13
  • 23. Part Three: 1566 to 1573
  • 24. 14
  • 25. 15
  • 26. 16
  • 27. 17
  • 28. 18
  • 29. 19
  • 30. 20
  • 31. 21
  • 32. Part Four: 1583 to 1589
  • 33. 22
  • 34. 23
  • 35. 24
  • 36. 25
  • 37. 26
  • 38. 27
  • 39. Part Five: 1602 to 1606
  • 40. 28
  • 41. 29
  • 42. 30
  • 43. Epilogue
  • 44. Acknowledgements
  • 45. Who is Real?
  • 46. About the Author
  • 47. Also by Ken Follett
  • 48. Copyright page

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