The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett is novel can only be an epic due to its size as it is around 1500 pages long. It also covers 50 years of turmoil in English history from the White Ship Disaster 1120 through The Anarchy, to shortly after the Murder of Thomas Becket in 1170. The novel does this by telling the story of a Building of a Cathedral in the priory town of Kingsbridge and how these are affected by the history of the time
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Late one night, exploring her father’s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters addressed ominously to ‘My dear and unfortunate successor’. Her discovery plunges her into a world she never dreamed of – a labyrinth where the secrets of her father’s past and her mother’s mysterious fate connect to an evil hidden in the depths of history.
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Feeling in a bit of a rut in how I choose which book to read, I decided to give my reading life a bit of a boost to this end I have been doing some of the reading rush 2019 challnges which is happening this week. One of them was to read a book and watch the movie, as readers we all know that the book is nearly always better then the film, but I decided to both read the and wach the movie with an open mind.
The Toy Makers is a novel by Robert Dinsdale set in the The Emporium, which is open, from the first frost to the first snow drop each year. The toys it sells are magical, toy soldiers that can move and fight their own battles, and paper trees that grow like real ones.
The Historian is the first book written by Elizabeth Kostova, being based on the history and folk law of Vlad Tepes who is better known to the world as Count Dracula. Telling the story of three generations of historians trying to find the location of his grave which is still unknown to this day.