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The Evening and the Morning - Ken Follett

The Evening and the Morning

By Ken Follett

  • Release Date: 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 3,405 Ratings


#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.


  • Excellent as always!

    By Lads62
    Reminded me of Pillars of the Earth. Hard to put this one down.
  • Vulgar

    By Dgb65
    While the historical setting is informative and fascinating, many scenes were spoiled by gratuitous, vulgar sexual escapades that added nothing to the story. Disappointing.
  • Amazon historical fiction

    By Greg Canal Winchester OH
  • Awesome

    By Rich&Big
    Fillet continues to amaze.
  • Excellent as always

    By Pclut
    Loved this book! Kept me wanting to know what would happen next. Love the way he is able to intertwine all of these lives. Sad it ended.
  • Not His Best

    By Ciao Boy
    I’ve read quite a few Follett books, and this was a disappointment. I felt the dialogue was off key and the story was rather predicable and flat. Follett remains one of my favorites, just not this book,
  • Another Great Novel

    By Ala Mode76
    I enjoyed this book very much and I don’t like to read.
  • Love All Books by Ken Follett !!

    By Lasygwen
    Do you have these books in Paperback ??
  • Fantastic!

    By Ptvogelzang
    I've loved these books.
  • Expect to stay up all week

    By Still Beautiful at 60
    Every twist keeps the pages flipping. Could barely put it down.