I found "Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett, absolutely brilliant. It is a long read, ideal for the summer.
Here is a summary
The Pillars of the Earth
In a time of civil war, famine, religious strife and war, there rises a magnificent Cathedral in Kingsbridge. Against this backdrop, lives entwine: Tom, the master builder, Aliena, the noblewoman, Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge, Jack, the artist in stone and Ellen, the woman from the forest who casts a curse. At once, this is a sensuous and enduring love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age.
"An extraordinary epic buttressed by suspense ... a mystifying puzzle involving the execution of an innocent man ... the erection of a magnificent cathedral ... romance, rivalry and spectacle ... a monumental masterpiece ... a towering triumph from a major talent!"- ALA Booklist
"A seesaw of tension ... impeccable pacing ... action, intrigue, violence and passion ... A novel that entertains, instructs and satisfies on a grand scale!"- Publishers Weekly
Last edited by MaryL; 06-24-2006 at 05:33 PM.
Mary ~ living in the North of England