The Armor of Light: A Novel (Kingsbridge) by Ken Follett eBook free download in ePUB/PDF formats or read online in your browser with kindle unlimited ($0.00) for free.
The Armor of Light, the long-awaited sequel to A Column of Fire, marks a new dawn for Kingsbridge, England, where progress conflicts with tradition, class tensions pervade every aspect of society, and war engulfs the entire continent and beyond.
The Spinning Jenny was conceived in 1770, ushering in a new era of manufacture and industry that revolutionized people’s lives all across the world within a decade. A globe in turmoil struggles for control of 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-meaning young man unexpectedly inherits a failing business; and one man ruthlessly protects his wealth at any cost, all while war cries are heard from France, as Napoleon sets forth a violent master plan to become world emperor. As institutions are challenged and overthrown in unprecedented ways, waves of upheaval ricochet through our protagonists’ lives, forcing them to face the future and a world they must reconstruct from the ashes of battle.
Ken Follett’s most popular work, The Pillars of the Earth, was released over thirty years ago. With this thrilling new installment in the Kingsbridge series, we are thrust into the battleground between compassion and greed, love and hate, progress and tradition. Each character provides us with a fresh viewpoint on the seismic shifts that shook nineteenth-century Europe.
Mr. Follett has done his research, and readers will learn a lot about the period’s sociopolitical situations and challenges, such as the drive for human and workers’ rights by men and women who work with their hands, as well as the religious battle between Anglicans and Methodists.