Almost finished "World Without End". Looking for something similar!
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I'm loving World without end almost as much as Pillars of the earth! For my next book I would like something similar in length and also in the middle ages, but in a royalty setting. Something like The Tudors tv series. Any suggestions?
You may want to try Sharon Kay Penman. Her books tend to be rather hefty and mostly (I believe) have a medieval setting.
Not the right time period, but FYI, he's got a new one, Fall of Giants, set during WWI.
Another book, similar to World Without End is Sarum. Edward Rutherfurd has written many good historical fiction books. A great book to read is Margaret George's Autobiography of Henry VIII with Notes by His Fool, Will Somers This should definitely satisfy your yen for Tudor fiction!
I had the same problem after i finished pillars and world without end, I felt disappointed with everything. After I watched The Tudors I read a couple of Philippa Gregory's books. Her books are from the wives point of view and tells the story a little bit different.
Maybe you should try New York by Edward Rutherfurd. It's my favorite Rutherfurd book and a very good history lesson about New York and the new world.
Thanks everyone! I've started reading Autobiography of Henry VIII and will work my way through the other recommendations after that!
Some novels with a similar setting:
The Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones - another huge story about the building of a cathedral, this time in Barcelona during the 14th century.
The Heaven Tree-trilogy by Edith Pargeter - story of the building of a cathedral by the writer of the Brother Cadfael novels.
Death and the Devil by Frank Schätzing - Thriller set at the time of the building of the Cologne Cathedral by the writer of The Swarm.
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco - Obviously.
Pardonnez nos offenses by Romain Sardou - French novel about a lost village and a Papal conspiracy.
Morality Play by Barry Unsworth - novel about a traveling theatre troupe in the 14th century.
The Grail Quest-trilogy by Bernard Cornwell - action-packed trilogy about a longbowman in the English army during the Hundred Year's War.
The Hunch-back of the Notre Dame by Victor Hugo - Obviously, again.
The Spire by William Golding - novel about a man's obsession with the building of a cathedral, by the Nobel laureate writer of Lord of the Flies.
I am now reading Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran. I started Sarum and it is packed somewhere, thanks for the reminder. I have yet to read Pillars of the Earth. I will add to my TBR list.
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