Folletts storytelling skills make their adventures riveting * The Times * Deploying a substantial cast of characters, Follett unrolls a familiar history of religious and political ferment and turns it into accessible and enjoyable fiction * Daily Mail * This triumphant saga, begun almost thirty years ago with The Pillars Of The Earth, moves across England to Scotland, France and the New World * Sunday Express * A sumptuous slice of swashbuckling Elizabethan romance * Mail on Sunday * The characters, both fictional and real, are fascinating, and the Tudor period setting holds its own special allure. This is a novel that fans of historical fiction will savour and cherish * The National * A huge read, perfect for long winter nights * Choice * You wont be able to put it down * Independent * Enormous and brilliant . . . this mammoth tale seems to touch all human emotion love and hate, loyalty and treachery, hope and despair. This is truly a novel to get lost in * Cosmopolitan * A thundering ride through history * Peterborough Evening Telegraph * Follett has once more lit the touch paper of English history and allowed it to explode across the pages in in all its vivid technicolour * Lancashire Evening Post *
Ken Follett was born in Cardiff, Wales. Barred from watching films and television by his parents, he developed an early interest in reading thanks to a local library. After studying philosophy at University College London, he became involved in centre-left politics, entering into journalism soon after. His first thriller, the wartime spy drama Eye of the Needle, became an international bestseller and has sold over 10 million copies. He then astonished everyone with his first historical novel, The Pillars of the Earth, the story of the building of a medieval cathedral, which went on to become one of the most beloved books of the twentieth century. One of the most popular authors in the world, his many books including the Kingsbridge series and the Century trilogy - a body of work which together chronicles over a thousand years of history - and his latest novel Never - which envisages how World War III could happen - have sold more than 188 million copies. A father and husband, Ken lives with his wife in England and enjoys travelling the world when he can.