Die Säulen der Erde: Roman

BASTEI LÜBBE
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England 1123-1173. Es ist eine Zeit blutiger Auseinandersetzungen zwischen Adel, Klerus und einfachem Volk, das unter Ausbeutung und Not leidet.

Philip, ein junger Prior, dessen Eltern von marodierenden Söldnern abgeschlachtet wurden, träumt den Traum vom Frieden: der Errichtung einer Kathedrale gegen die Mächte des Bösen. Er und sein Baumeister Tom Builder, dessen Stiefsohn Jack und die Grafentochter Aliena müssen sich in einem Kampf auf Leben und Tod gegen ihre Widersacher behaupten, ehe Kingsbridge Schauplatz des größten abendländischen Bauwerks, der "Säulen der Erde" wird ...
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“Absorbing . . . impossible to resist.” —The Washington Post

As Europe erupts, can one young spy protect his queen? International 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.
 
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.
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Publisher
BASTEI LÜBBE
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Published on
Jul 13, 2010
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Pages
1296
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ISBN
9783838703374
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Language
German
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
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