Lucca’s Read

World Without EndWorld Without End – Ken Follett

In 1989, Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, a sweeping epic novel set in twelfth-century England that centered on the building of a cathedral, and on the men, women, and children whose lives it changes forever. Critics were overwhelmed – “it will hold you, fascinate you, surround you” (Chicago Tribune) – and readers ever since have hoped for a sequel. At last, it is here…

Two centuries after the townspeople of Kingsbridge finished building their exquisite Gothic cathedral, four children slip into the forest and witness a killing… an event that will braid their lives together by ambition, love, greed, and revenge.

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ImmortalImmortal – Traci L. Slatton

“In the majestic heart of Florence a beautiful golden-haired boy is abandoned and subjected to cruelty beyond words. But Luca Bastardo is anything but an ordinary boy. Across two centuries of passion and intrigue, Luca will discover an astonishing gift – one that will lead him to embrace the ancient mysteries of alchemy and healing to become a trsuted confidant to the powerful Medici’s… Even as he faces persecution from a sadistic cabal determined to wrest his secrets for themselves.

But as the Black Death and the Inquisition wreak havoc on his beloved city, Luca’s survival lies in the quest to solve two riddles. One is the enigma of his parents and his ageless beauty. The other is a choice between immortality and the only chance to find his true love. As Luca journeys through the height of the Renaissance, befriends Giotto and Leonardo da Vinci – 140 years apart – and pursues the most closely gaurded secrets of religious faith and science for the answers to his own burning questions, his remarkable search will not only change him… but will change the course of history”