The Evening and the Morning

The Evening and the Morning

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.

Title:The Evening and the Morning
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780525954989
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  • Debra

    It's 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages in England and one man is attempting to make his Abby a center of learning while others are fighting/manipulating/using corruption for Control. Who you marry is h...

  • Angela M

    It took a while to be pulled into this story, but once I was - I was in for the over 900 pages ! The novel follows the stories of three main characters and how their lives cross, and there’s a slew ...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    *vibrating at a frequency that shatters glass*Someone hold me. September is light years away....

  • Carolyn

    4.5 stars raised to 5 for its entertainment and enjoyment value. At first glance, the book seems formidable with 928 pages. Once I started it moved swiftly with scarcely a dull moment. It begins in t...

  • Dem

    Escapism from the first page............Just what the doctor ordered and perfect October reading. A vivid, absorbing and dark historical fiction tale of good versus evil, love and hate and a time whe...

  • Marialyce

    I have so enjoyed Mr Follett's Pillars of the Earth series so to be able to read the prequel to that trilogy was something I so wanted to do.The story blends many characters both sinister and well int...

  • James

    I am officially in a book coma now... after reading all 3 previous books in the Kingsbridge series, was there any chance I'd miss the newest one, the prequel, entitled The Evening and the Morning? Nop...

  • Emily May

    I wasn't sure if I was going to review this book because, honestly, I feel pretty ambivalent towards it. I liked The Evening and the Morning more than A Column of Fire, but still quite a lot less than...

  • Cass

    Another masterful work of historical fiction by Ken Follett, and an improvement, I think, on 'Column of Fire'.'The Evening and the Morning' is thoroughly enjoyable even if you are not familiar with th...

  • Maria Espadinha

    Kingsbridge BackwardsWhat can you expect of a book about the Dark Ages?Darkness, what else?!Well... in fact there is something else, cos in spite of all the darkness, we humans have also been genetica...