Can't Wait Wednesday: The Armor of Light by Ken Follett
For this week's Can't Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, I realize I've chosen a book that will be quite the wait! This book doesn't even come out until September 2023 but it is sure to be a popular one. I have only read the first book in this series, The Pillars of the Earth, so I am very behind but even if I don't make it to this one this year, I know others who would want to see it coming. I was especially intrigued to see it covers the Napoleonic Era which I want to know more about so I may just have to jump in and read it out of order.
Book description courtesy of Amazon
The long-awaited sequel to A Column of Fire, The Armor of Light, heralds a new dawn for Kingsbridge, England, where progress clashes with tradition, class struggles push into every part of society, and war in Europe engulfs the entire continent and beyond.
The Spinning Jenny was invented in 1770, and with that, a new era of manufacturing and industry changed lives everywhere within a generation. A world filled with unrest wrestles for control over this new world order: A mother’s husband is killed in a work accident due to negligence; a young woman fights to fund her school for impoverished children; a well-intentioned young man unexpectedly inherits a failing business; one man ruthlessly protects his wealth no matter the cost, all the while war cries are heard from France, as Napoleon sets forth a violent master plan to become emperor of the world. As institutions are challenged and toppled in unprecedented fashion, ripples of change ricochet through our characters’ lives as they are left to reckon with the future and a world they must rebuild from the ashes of war.
Over thirty years ago, Ken Follett published his most popular novel, The Pillars of the Earth. Now, with this electrifying addition to the Kingsbridge series we are plunged into the battlefield between compassion and greed, love and hate, progress and tradition. It is through each character that we are given a new perspective to the seismic shifts that shook the world in nineteenth-century Europe.
I'm looking forward to this too, but I still need to read the fourth book in the series, The Evening and the Morning. Each book is set in a completely different time period so they do all stand alone, but I want to continue reading them in order anyway!ReplyDelete
It's funny but I just realized recently they are all different time periods that don't follow exactly chronologically after the other and have new characters in each one. It's an interesting idea, he picked to do it that way and makes me want to start book 2.Delete
I really liked The Pillars of the Earth and read it in record time, but I haven't read anything else by him. I hope you love this one when you get to it!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I may just have to read this one before I read the others. Too many sequels to finish, always.Delete
I need to start this series. Thanks for sharing! Happy reading! :)ReplyDelete
I enjoyed The Pillars of the Earth. The books are long ones and I just haven't had time to keep going. Hope you enjoy them if you begin!Delete