Authors > Ken Follett

International Best Selling author who began his career writing spy thrillers and then branched out to historical fiction ranging from the middle ages through the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Eye of the Needle

His code name was "The Needle." He was a German aristocrat of extraordinary intelligence--a master spy with a legacy of violence in his blood, and the object of the most desperate manhunt in history. . . .But his fate lay in the hands of a young and vulnerable English woman, whose loyalty, if swayed, would assure his freedom--and win the war for the Nazis. . . .

Year: 1978     Genre: Secret HistoryWWII: Espionage

The Pillars of the Earth

In 12th-century England, the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral signals the dawn of a new age. This majestic creation will bond clergy and kings, knights and peasants together in a story of toil, faith, ambition and rivalry. A sweeping tale of the turbulent middle ages, "The Pillars of the Earth" is a masterpiece from one of the world's most popular authors.

Year: 1989     Genre: HistoricalMiddle Ages

Fall of Giants

Ken Follett's magnificent new historical epic begins as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage. From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families--and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same agai

Year: 2010     Genre: Historical

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. 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 an

Year: 2020     Genre: Middle Ages

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Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1978Eye of the NeedleSecret History, WWII: Espionage
1980The Key to RebeccaSecret History, World War II, WWII: Espionage
1982The Man from St. PetersburgEspionage, World War I
1985Lie Down with LionsCold War, Espionage
1989The Pillars of the EarthHistorical, Middle Ages, Kingsbridge
1993A Dangerous FortuneHistorical
1996Third TwinMedical Thriller
1998The Hammer of EdenTechnological Thriller, FBI, Terrorist
2007World Without EndHistorical, Middle Ages, Kingsbridge
2010Fall of GiantsHistorical, The Century Trilogy
2012Winter of the WorldHistorical, The Century Trilogy
2014Edge of EternityHistorical, The Century Trilogy
2017A Column of FireHistorical, Middle Ages, Kingsbridge
2020The Evening and the MorningMiddle Ages, Kingsbridge




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