The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2010-06-29
ISBN 10: 1101442190
ISBN 13: 9781101442197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pillars of the Earth Book Review:

#1 New York Times Bestseller Oprah's Book Club Selection The “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career—and begins where its prequel, The Evening and the Morning, ended. “Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it stands as a testament to Follett’s unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect—a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state and brother against brother. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece.

World Without End

World Without End
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 1046
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0451228375
ISBN 13: 9780451228376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Without End Book Review:

Two centuries after the building of the elaborate Gothic cathedral in Kingsbridge, its prior finds himself at the center of a web of ambition and revenge that places the city at a crossroad of commerce, medicine, and architecture.

World Without End

World Without End
Author: Joe Haldeman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 150
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9781852865382
ISBN 13: 1852865385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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World Without End Amen

World Without End  Amen
Author: Jimmy Breslin
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2012-02-14
ISBN 10: 1453245359
ISBN 13: 9781453245354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Without End Amen Book Review:

Adrift in New York, an alcoholic cop searches for meaning in his life by revisiting his past The department has taken away Dermot Davey’s gun. After countless incidents of excessive force and on-the-job drunkenness, and one harrowing moment where he nearly killed a civilian, the New York Police Department has dumped him on the “Bow and Arrow Squad”—the home for alcoholic cops unfit to carry firearms. Without his pistol, Dermot feels like he’s hardly a cop. As his marriage tanks, Dermot drinks, and considers ending it all. But everything changes when he learns about his dad. Dermot’s father disappeared when he was a child, leaving Dermot’s mother to raise him alone. Now Dermot hears word that his old man has surfaced in Ulster, the heart of the increasingly bloody Irish Troubles. Hoping to find redemption, he travels to Ireland to meet his father. What he finds is a war-torn, deadly place—a brutish, ugly city that is nevertheless no uglier than the darkness inside his own soul. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jimmy Breslin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

World Without End

World Without End
Author: James H. Moorhead,Mary McIntosh Bridge Professor of American Church History James H Moorhead
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780253335807
ISBN 13: 0253335809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Without End Book Review:

In the nineteenth century, many American Protestants expected almost limitless, orderly progress as Christianity and democracy spread and as technology and prosperity increased. Yet they also believed that, many centuries hence, after progress had run its course, the Second Coming of Jesus and a supernatural End to the world would occur. If these Protestants had one foot in the world of steamships and the telegraph, the other remained firmly planted in the cosmos of the Apocalype--a universe where angels poured out vials of wrath, where the dead would rise again, and where the wicked would be cast forever into a lake of burning fire.

World Without End

World Without End
Author: Molly Cochran,Warren Murphy
Publsiher: Tom Doherty Assoc Llc
Total Pages: 480
Release: 1997-02-28
ISBN 10: 9780812534276
ISBN 13: 0812534271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Without End Book Review:

In a new version of the myth of Atlantis, the lost continent is home to the Olympian gods and is located in the Bermuda Triangle, and one man holds the key to its survival.

World Without End

World Without End
Author: Jamie Delano
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-12-14
ISBN 10: 0486808394
ISBN 13: 9780486808390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Without End Book Review:

"Everything comics have the potential to achieve. It still leaves me in awe." — Black Gate Magazine. Millions of years in the future, a new world emerges — a world made of living flesh, surrounded by acidic seas. Rotten at the edges, awash in gangrene swamps, and bristling with mountains of bone, the planet's simmering core houses the stark city of Bedlam, where an all-male race suppresses every manifestation of femininity. In this magnificently illustrated dreamscape of brutality and eroticism, a mysterious female presence called Rumour arises to challenge super-commando Brother Bones in a deadly war between the sexes. World Without End offers a compelling blend of science-fiction allegory and fantasy adventure. Author Jamie Delano's unique vision of a strange, immersive world is perfectly complemented by John Higgins's stunning illustrations. The epic tale was originally published by DC Comics as a six-part series. This edition is its first single-volume publication. Suggested for mature readers.

World Without End

World Without End
Author: Sean Russell
Publsiher: Daw Books
Total Pages: 606
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780886776244
ISBN 13: 0886776244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Without End Book Review:

When naturalist Tristam Flattery is summoned to save a plant species with magical, medicinal properties, he is drawn into a political struggle that spans generations, threatens civilization, and leads him to the ends of the known world. Original.

Notre Dame

Notre Dame
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN 10: 1984880268
ISBN 13: 9781984880260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Notre Dame Book Review:

“The wonderful cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the greatest achievements of European civilization, was on fire. The sight dazed and disturbed us profoundly. I was on the edge of tears. Something priceless was dying in front of our eyes. The feeling was bewildering, as if the earth was shaking.” —Ken Follett “[A] treasure of a book.” —The New Yorker In this short, spellbinding book, international bestselling author Ken Follett describes the emotions that gripped him when he learned about the fire that threatened to destroy one of the greatest cathedrals in the world—the Notre-Dame de Paris. Follett then tells the story of the cathedral, from its construction to the role it has played across time and history, and he reveals the influence that the Notre-Dame had upon cathedrals around the world and on the writing of one of Follett's most famous and beloved novels, The Pillars of the Earth. Ken Follett will donate his proceeds from this book to the charity La Fondation du Patrimoine.

World Without End

World Without End
Author: Claude Wilkinson
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2020-03-26
ISBN 10: 1532699565
ISBN 13: 9781532699566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Without End Book Review:

World Without End, Claude Wilkinson’s fourth poetry collection, takes its title from the last words of the Gloria Patri. But the preceding words—“as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be”— also echo the book’s overarching theme: the seemingly infinite spiritual implications woven throughout our experience in the natural world. The poems are organized into meditations on family and community, spiritual worldviews, art and its insights, and nature’s endless source of ever-relevant metaphor. The poems also speak to each other across these sections—and even with poems in Wilkinson’s earlier collections. World Without End opens with “Among Other Things, My Father Teaches Me How to Mow Grass,” exploring the relationship of father and son, something that is revisited later on in “Salvia.” Both poems long for conciliation between father and son through yard work—restoring order in the garden, a lost Eden. Wilkinson’s gift for ekphrastic poetry remains strong in World Without End, though here it is more referential and allusive. Rather than engaging specific works of art, the poet strives to understand the broader aesthetic visions of figures like Theodore Dreiser, Vincent Van Gogh, and Walter Anderson. In the title poem, a reference to Edward Hicks’s The Peaceable Kingdom suggests art’s ephemeral yet sustaining power—and an irrepressible yearning for a return to paradise.

Death and Nightingales

Death and Nightingales
Author: Eugene McCabe
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-12-03
ISBN 10: 9781596918559
ISBN 13: 1596918551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death and Nightingales Book Review:

A “deeply moving, powerful, and unforgettable book" (Michael Ondaatje), Death and Nightingales is an epic story of love, deception, betrayal and revenge, set on a single day in the Irish countryside in 1883. Soon to be a major television event starring Matthew Rhys and Jamie Dornan. It is 1883 and the farms of County Fermanagh, on the border of Ulster and what we now know as the Republic of Ireland, are crisscrossed with religious, political, and generational tensions. Through the events of a single day in the life of Elizabeth Winters, we see decades of pain, betrayal, and resentment build to a devastating climax. Against the fearsome beauty of the Fermanagh landscape, the fate of McCabe's heroine, Beth, slowly and suspensefully unfolds. Born to a Catholic mother and an unknown Catholic father, conceived shortly before her mother's marriage to Protestant Billy Winters, Beth has lived a life of silent suffering since her mother's death. Determined to decide her own fate but doomed to repeat the tragic circumstances of her birth, McCabe illuminates her quiet, searing power with the tenderness of a poet, offering up a powerful, lyrical indictment of the tensions that tear families and nations apart. 'A masterpiece. Death and Nightingales is a miracle of a novel which combines prose of bleak, unadorned beauty with a plot which keeps you up all night.'-Colm Toibin 'A deeply moving, powerful, and unforgettable book' - Michael Ondaatje 'Brilliant, richly conceived, and perfectly narrated with the suspense of a good thriller.' -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Worlds Without End

Worlds Without End
Author: Mary-Jane Rubenstein
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-02-11
ISBN 10: 0231156626
ISBN 13: 9780231156622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worlds Without End Book Review:

“Multiverse” cosmologies imagine our universe as just one of a vast number of others. While this idea has captivated philosophy, religion, and literature for millennia, it is now being considered as a scientific hypothesis—with different models emerging from cosmology, quantum mechanics, and string theory. Beginning with ancient Atomist and Stoic philosophies, Mary-Jane Rubenstein links contemporary models of the multiverse to their forerunners and explores their current emergence. One reason is the so-called fine-tuning of the universe: nature’s constants are so delicately calibrated, it seems they have been set just right to allow life to emerge. For some theologians, these “fine-tunings” are proof of God; for others, “God” is an insufficient explanation. One compelling solution: if all possible worlds exist somewhere, then it is no surprise one of them happens to be suitable for life. Yet this hypothesis replaces God with an equally baffling article of faith: the existence of universes beyond, before, or after our own, eternally generated yet forever inaccessible. In sidestepping metaphysics, multiverse scenarios collide with it, producing their own counter-theological narratives. Rubenstein argues, however, that this interdisciplinary collision provides the condition of its scientific viability, reconfiguring the boundaries among physics, philosophy, and religion.

Worlds Without End

Worlds Without End
Author: Caroline Spector
Publsiher: ROC Hardcover
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780451453716
ISBN 13: 0451453719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worlds Without End Book Review:

Remembering an innocent world from centuries ago, immortal elf Aina struggles for survival in the Awakened era of shadowrunners and evil magic, and she must rally her companions to battle an ancient nemesis. Original.

A Column of Fire

A Column of Fire
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN 10: 0735224471
ISBN 13: 9780735224476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Column of Fire Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Absorbing . . . impossible to resist.” —The Washington Post As Europe erupts, can one young spy protect his queen? #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett takes us deep into the treacherous world of powerful monarchs, intrigue, murder, and treason with his magnificent new epic, A Column of Fire. A thrilling read that makes the perfect gift for the holidays. 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.

Days Without End

Days Without End
Author: Sebastian Barry
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-01-24
ISBN 10: 0698168631
ISBN 13: 9780698168633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Days Without End Book Review:

COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER PRIZE "A true leftfield wonder: Days Without End is a violent, superbly lyrical western offering a sweeping vision of America in the making."—Kazuo Ishiguro, Booker Prize winning author of The Remains of the Day and The Buried Giant From the two-time Man Booker Prize finalist Sebastian Barry, “a master storyteller” (Wall Street Journal), comes a powerful new novel of duty and family set against the American Indian and Civil Wars Thomas McNulty, aged barely seventeen and having fled the Great Famine in Ireland, signs up for the U.S. Army in the 1850s. With his brother in arms, John Cole, Thomas goes on to fight in the Indian Wars—against the Sioux and the Yurok—and, ultimately, the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, the men find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they see and are complicit in. Moving from the plains of Wyoming to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry’s latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. An intensely poignant story of two men and the makeshift family they create with a young Sioux girl, Winona, Days Without End is a fresh and haunting portrait of the most fateful years in American history and is a novel never to be forgotten.

World Without End

World Without End
Author: Hugh Thomas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-07-02
ISBN 10: 9780141034478
ISBN 13: 0141034475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Without End Book Review:

The Spanish empire was the greatest the world had seen since Rome. This final volume of Hugh Thomas's acclaimed trilogy describes how conquistadores, viceroys, nobles, inquisitors and priests ran a vast global empire stretching from the Americas to the Philippines, in an extraordinary epic of war, riches and religion. 'Thomas paints the protagonists of empire in the richest colours ... he writes almost as if he were himself a courtier relaying the gossip, trials and genealogy of the great men carving out and running Philip's empire.' Ben Macintyre, The Times'Lively, fascinating . . . Thomas brings the era of Philip II to life with his customary clarity, fluency and attention to detail.' David Abulafia, Prospect'Triumphant ... Had Macaulay been the historian of Mexico or Chile, he might have written like this'. Andrew Breeze, The Tablet

A Life Without End

A Life Without End
Author: Garland DeNelsky
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2018-03-01
ISBN 10: 1984512048
ISBN 13: 9781984512048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Life Without End Book Review:

A Life Without End is a fictional portrayal of Stan Miller, a man with a lifelong yearning for an afterlife that began as a child when his beloved pet dog died unexpectedly and he was too young to properly comprehend its death. Despite finding and marrying the woman of his dreams, raising a family, and establishing himself as a respected college biology professor, the finality and universality of death continued to haunt him throughout his entire life, triggering an exploration of several major religions, psychotherapy, and finally, science, all in quest of somehow eluding death and achieving immortality, or at least a greatly extended life span. In his early sixties, Stan develops a fatal disease (ALS) and, despite his wifes many (thoughtful) reservations, ultimately decides to have his body cryonically preserved (frozen). He is returned to life sixty-one years later (in the year 2068) after a cure is found for his disease and discovers a very different world where the altered nature of human relationships are even more difficult to comprehend than the baffling technology surrounding him.

The Sword Falls

The Sword Falls
Author: A.J. Smith
Publsiher: Head of Zeus Ltd
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2021-03-04
ISBN 10: 1786696916
ISBN 13: 9781786696915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sword Falls Book Review:

Prince Oliver Dawn Claw, heir to the Kingdom of the Four Claws, is thrust into a world he doesn't understand as he waits for his father to die. Meanwhile, Adeline Brand refuses to wait, and enters a fight she doesn't know if she can win.

Fall of Giants

Fall of Giants
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2011-08-30
ISBN 10: 1101543558
ISBN 13: 9781101543559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fall of Giants Book Review:

Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage. A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits. . . . An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House. . . . A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy. . . . And two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution. From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families—and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again. . . . Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

The Evening and the Morning

The Evening and the Morning
Author: Ken Follett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 1984882023
ISBN 13: 9781984882028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evening and the Morning Book Review:

#1 New York Times Bestseller An Amazon Best Book of 2020 A thrilling and addictive new novel--a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth--set in England at the dawn of a new era: the Middle Ages "Just as transporting as [The Pillars of the Earth] . . . A most welcome addition to the Kingsbridge series." --The Washington Post It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Those in power bend justice according to their will, regardless of ordinary people and often in conflict with the king. Without a clear rule of law, chaos reigns. In these turbulent times, three characters find their lives intertwined. A young boatbuilder's life is turned upside down when the only home he's ever known is raided by Vikings, forcing him and his family to move and start their lives anew in a small hamlet where he does not fit in. . . . A Norman noblewoman marries for love, following her husband across the sea to a new land, but the customs of her husband's homeland are shockingly different, and as she begins to realize that everyone around her is engaged in a constant, brutal battle for power, it becomes clear that a single misstep could be catastrophic. . . . A monk dreams of transforming his humble abbey into a center of learning that will be admired throughout Europe. And each in turn comes into dangerous conflict with a clever and ruthless bishop who will do anything to increase his wealth and power. Thirty years ago, Ken Follett published his most popular novel, The Pillars of the Earth. Now, Follett's masterful new prequel The Evening and the Morning takes us on an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition and rivalry, death and birth, love and hate, that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins.