Virtual Event: Ken Follett

Thursday, October 1, 7:00 p.m.

Virtual pre-recorded talk and Q&A

A recording of the event will be available through October 15.

Thirty years ago, international bestselling author Ken Follett published his most popular novel, The Pillars of the Earth. Get ready to dive into the prequel, The Evening and the Morning, set in England at the dawn of a new era: the Middle Ages. It will take us on an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition and rivalry, death and birth, love and hate.

It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh and the Vikings. Those in power bend justice according to their will. Without a clear rule of law, chaos reigns.

In these turbulent times, three characters find their lives intertwined. A young boatbuilder’s life is turned upside down when the only home he’s ever known is raided by Vikings, forcing him and his family to move and start their lives a new in a small hamlet where he does not fit in….A Norman noblewoman marries for love, following her husband across the sea to a new land, but the custom’s of her husband’s homeland are shockingly different, and as she begins to realize that everyone around her is engaged in a brutal battle for power, it becomes clear that one misstep could be catastrophic….A monk dreams of transforming his humble abbey into a center of learning that will be admired throughout Europe. And each in turn comes into dangerous conflict with a clever and ruthless bishop who will do anything to increase his wealth and power.

Ken Follett has sold more than 170 million copies of his thirty-two books. His first bestseller was Eye of the Needle, a spy novel set during World War II. Follett’s Kingsbridge series includesThe Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire and has sold more than 40 million copies. He lives in England.

Tickets:

VIP Ticket (limited to 200 people) (includes a signed hardcover copy of The Evening and the Morning shipped directly to your home): $60 

Public virtual ticket + unsigned book shipped directly to your home: $55

DMA Member/Educator/Student virtual ticket + unsigned book shipped directly to your home: $50

Books will ship starting on September 15 so that you can start reading the book before the event. Order yours early!