Millions of readers have been enthralled by the saga that started in The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, which now continues with Ken Follett’s magnificent, gripping A Column of Fire.
A WORLD IN TURMOIL
1558, and Europe is in rise up as religious hatred sweeps the continent. Elizabeth Tudor has ascended to the throne but she isn’t secure in this dangerous new world. There are lots of who would see her got rid of, not least Mary Queens of Scots, who lies in wait in Paris.
A NEW ORDER
Elizabeth determines to set up a new secret service: a group of resourceful spies and courageous agents entrusted to keep her secure and in power. As she searches for individuals who will make the difference, one man stands out.
A MAN WHO WOULD DIE FOR HIS QUEEN
For Ned Willard the opportunity to serve his queen is God-sent. He cannot stay in Kingsbridge and watch the love of his life marry any other, and as fires burn and extremism begins to spark all the way through Europe, Ned makes his choice. He’s going to spend his life protecting his monarch from the tyrants who aim to destroy her or die trying . . .