The Evening and the Morning: The Prequel to The Pillars of the Earth, A Kingsbridge Novel

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The Evening and the Morning: The Prequel to The Pillars of the Earth, A Kingsbridge Novel

The Evening and the Morning: The Prequel to The Pillars of the Earth, A Kingsbridge Novel

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A Norman noblewoman, Ragna, leaves her family, travelling across the sea to marry an English earl whom she loves.

Ante este derroche de ambientación, el argumento, la historia puede quedar en algún momento algo diluida. Mas como o Amor é a luz das Trevas, o romance também anda por lá aos tropeções, brilhando com algum custo, lá no meio de tanta treva! Murder, sex and unholy ambition…[A] richly told, complex story…Follett is a powerful storyteller…[whose] fans will enjoy this jaunt through the days before England was merry.of course, it crosses a few lines to make certain groups look awful, but ultimately, this is fiction, and this is about finding an engaging read, so that's why I love this author's work. This isn't a book for the faint hearted as it depicts many acts of sexual violence, rape, brutality and torture and I have to admit I found it hard going in places. Aldred is a young monk and hopes to make an ecclesiastical mark while setting up a monastery to help enrich the community. From the bestselling author Ken Follett, The Evening and the Morning is a historical epic that ends where The Pillars of the Earth begins.

I liked The Evening and the Morning more than A Column of Fire, but still quite a lot less than the previous two books. I also missed the connection to the wider world -- and perhaps that would have been trickier here, since the world is so much smaller for people in southern England of 1000 than it is even 140 years later. A vivid, absorbing and dark historical fiction tale of good versus evil, love and hate and a time when corruption and injustice was the norm. In the same way, Ragna will run up against the limits of justice in an era which often took the course of least resistance and sought to please the elite.

A young, talented boatbuilder, Edgar, feels hopeless when his family business is destroyed, and his father and the woman he loves are killed by Vikings. Ragna asks the king to name her regent, or acting Aelderman, until her oldest son can take Wilwulf's place, but the king needs a reliable military leader to help against the Vikings. Aldred brings him to the leper colony near Kingsbridge, where the nuns care for him alongside other sick and mentally ill people. For you reading pleasure, I present the long-awaited prequel to The Pillars of the Earth (1989), The Evening and the Morning (2020).

It is not always a happy picture he paints of the era from 997-1007 AD, but at the same time it was not the best of times in England.Corruption abounds, leaving Aldred to turn to others for help, all while fending off those who would see him fail.

This is a harsh world, full of chaos and bloodshed, and the King has only a fragile grip on his country. It's set mainly in England, with the threats of Vikings in the East and the Welsh in the West, but there are sections in Normandy, France.

Kadangi kalba čia eina apie 997 mūsų eros metus, tai natūralu, kad čiut puslapių įsivažiavimui reikėjo. It certainly took me out of my comfort zone but I loved escaping back to the dark ages with this one every evening after work. We use Google Analytics to see what pages are most visited, and where in the world visitors are visiting from.



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