Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Can't-Wait Wednesday: A Column of Fire

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!

A Column of Fire (The Kingsbridge Series #3)
Ken Follett
Expected publication date: September 12, 2017
Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed.

The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. Europe is in turmoil as high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love, and Ned soon finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald.

Then Elizabeth Tudor becomes queen and all of Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch immediately sets up the country’s first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions and invasion plans.

Elizabeth knows that alluring, headstrong Mary Queen of Scots lies in wait in Paris. Part of a brutally ambitious French family, Mary has been proclaimed the rightful ruler of England, with her own supporters scheming to get rid of the new queen.

Over a turbulent half-century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed, as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. With Elizabeth clinging precariously to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents, it becomes clear that 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 the cost. - from Goodreads
I really enjoyed the first two books in this series, so I'm excited to see where Ken Follett takes the story next!


  1. I love anything to do with the Tudors!! And I've heard amazing things about this author.
    Hope you love it, Angela :)
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  2. I love this series! I didn't realize the next one was coming out so soon. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. I don't know much about this series, but I want to know more now. This sounds really good.

    Jenea's Book Obsession's CWW

    1. It's such an epic series. I hope you enjoy it if you read it!

  4. I can't wait to read this one too! Hope you enjoy it.

    Renee ~ My CWW

  5. Oooh! This sounds like a great read! Great pick!

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  6. I feel like it's been ages since he's had a book out??? Great pick!

    1. He more recently did this epic trilogy covering the 20th century, but it's been awhile for this series.

  7. this def looks like an interesting pick!

  8. Haven't heard of this series and don't know if it's for me, but I still hope you love it!! You've got a good record with the first two books, and hopefully it stays that way!

  9. Pillars of the Earth is the only Ken Follett book I've read but I did love it so I may have to check this series out, especially since it's about the Tudors.

    1. I first read Pillars of the Earth in college. It's interesting to see how he's expanding the story.


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