The Evening and the Morning: The Prequel to The Pillars of the Earth, A Kingsbridge Novel
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The human characters in this series are rarely dynamic; for the most part, they’re either all good or all bad, with little complexity. Está-se em 997, numa época de caos, violência e espadeirada, que a História conhece como Idade das Trevas — um nome que, diga-se de passagem, lhe assenta que nem uma luva! Follett doesn't shy away from showing the harshness of these character's lives but he also does not go into graphic detail either. But as the story progresses, you see the shape of what we will know as Kingsbridge, as well as other landmarks in neighboring towns. despre ea că va atinge teme precum trădarea, poligamia, homosexualitatea, dar toate au fost așa de frumos îmbrăcate, încât nu mi-a venit să cred ce repede dădeam paginile.
I really enjoyed the first half of the story, but the things that I found tiresome really ended up spoiling the second half.Although this is a prequel, I do not think it is necessary to read the other books in the series to be able to enjoy this one. The characters, many who are filled with greed and ambition, were so well-developed I felt I knew them.
This book is not just one story it is the story of many - it's the story of a boat maker who becomes a builder, a noble woman who marries for love and realizes she may have made a mistake, it's the story of a slave, a religious man, an ale house keeper, a thief, etc. At the time of the book, he is shown as a middle-aged, experienced king who can use his limited power effectively. Over 170 million copies of the 36 books he has written have been sold in over 80 countries and in 33 languages. Evil seemed to prevail to a disturbing degree and the back/forth plotting was a bit exhausting by the conclusion. One thing that Follett has always done is use strong characters to guide the story, Here, he chose three presumptive protagonists and presents a thorough, delightful piece told through their eyes.Ken has been active in numerous literacy charities and was president of Dyslexia Action for ten years.