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 3,091 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.


  • 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.
  • Great reader

    By trnprt
    I have taken this book everywhere reading it bit by bit. Just finished it while my husband was walking a trail off of the 4 wheeling trail we are on in Arizona. The internet is great up here in no place so was able to download another of his books faster than at home.
  • Another hit!

    By Pam96706
    I loved everything about this book. I will now re-read the other three books in the series.
  • Captured my interest

    By Billdex
    I found the book extremely interesting and looked forward to grabbing reading time. I enjoyed the weaving of the characters throughout the story.
  • Disappointed

    By Jmoskow
    Loved all the other books in this series. This one though was chapter after chapter of the bad guys doing horrible things. Ending was too predictable.
  • Hi Hum

    By Willy708
    I love Follet’s books. This was my least favorite. Took me forget to get through it.
  • Great read!

    By NJSGuitar
    This was a long book, but I couldn’t put it down. It captivated my interest. A picture of life 1000 years ago was fascinating. People are people. Personalities are the same, just different circumstances for good or evil.