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Ken Follett Books In Order

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Publication Order of Apples Carstairs Books

as Simon Myles

Publication Order of Piers Roper Books

Publication Order of Kingsbridge Books

The Pillars of the Earth (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
World Without End (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Column of Fire (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Evening and the Morning (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Armor of Light (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Evening and the Morning is a prequel to the series.

Publication Order of Century Trilogy Books

Fall of Giants (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winter of the World (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edge of Eternity (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Amok (As: Bernard L. Ross) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Modigliani Scandal (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery Hideout (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Power Twins (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paper Money (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Capricorn One (As: Bernard L. Ross) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eye of the Needle / Storm Island (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Triple (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Key to Rebecca (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man from St. Petersburg (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lie Down with Lions (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Over Water (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dangerous Fortune (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Place Called Freedom (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Third Twin (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hammer of Eden (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Code to Zero (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jackdaws (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hornet Flight (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whiteout (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Heist of the Century / Under the Streets of Nice / The Gentleman of 16 July (With: Rene L. Maurice) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Wings of Eagles (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Faith (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Notre-Dame (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Murder On The Railways(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Ken Follett Biography:

Born in Cardiff, Wales on June 5, 1949 Ken Follett is Welsh thriller and historical-fiction writer. As a child, Follett’s strict and religious parents barred him and his three siblings from watching movies or television.

Consequently, Follett developed an early affinity to reading that carried throughout his teenage years. Despite his love for words, Follett was never a good student until he began attending private school in London.

After high school, Follett was admitted to the University College in London where he majored in philosophy and became actively enamored and involved in left-center politics. At the young age of nineteen, Follett became engaged to his first wife and celebrated the birth of a son Emanuele later that year.

Upon graduation from the University College London, Follett pursued a career in journalism as a entry-level reporter in his hometown of Cardiff. Follett would later return to his college city as a reporter for a local newspaper. However, Follett did not enjoy his job and decided to pursue a career in publishing. It was during this career path that Follett began to write.

What started as a hobby on weekends and nights soon turned into a passion. Follett’s passion for politics reached their apex in the 1970s when he became heavily involved in the British Labour Party. While volunteering and campaigning for the party, Ken Follett met Barbara Broer who would become his second wife after their marriage in 1984.

Barbara became a House of Parliaments member 1997 and served in public office until choosing not to run for reelection in 2010. Follett is supporter of the labour party and donates not only his time but also his money to their campaigns.

When not writing Ken can be found on the political talk show circuit drumming up support for the Labour Party Ken Follett’s books have reached international acclaim and have sold hundreds of million of copies of his novels worldwide.

Many have received awards and recognition from publishing committees worldwide . Additionally, four of Follett’s novels have been recognized as the number one New York Times bestselling book. Follett made his first appearance as an author in 1978 when he published Eye of the Needle.

The book won numerous awards and was made into a film. Many of his novels are written on historical events including the Iranian Revolution, World War II, the Cold War, and medieval times. All of his books include the intrigue, suspense, and romance found in the best page-turning novels today. Currently, Follett is working on a book entitled The Century Trilogy.

This book will tell readers the entire history of the twentieth scenery through the eyes of five families: An American, English, German, Russian, and Welsh family. Each of these three novels will focus on a different event in world history. Several of Follett’s novels, World Without End, Pillars of the Earth and Journey Into the Dark Ages have been made into successful television mini-series.

Additionally, a number of Follett’s book have been made into or are in the process of being made into films. Follett himself has even made small cameo appearances in several of the productions. Combining Follett’s historical knowledge with his enticing prose, readers were instantly intrigued by his first novel released in 1978.

This novel entitled Eye of the Needle is based off of Operation Fortitude, an allied military operation during World War II, the goal of the operation was to convince the German military that D-Day landings were going to occur at a location other than Normandy.

To fool the Germans, the allied troops created a fictitious army group that staged landing fake tanks ad buildings in Calais instead of Normandy. The novel follows Henry Faber a German spy who is the only remaining spy not captured by the allied troops.

Faber discovers that the allies have used subterfuge to trick the Germans. The British intelligence specialists discover that Faber has determined the ruse and try to capture him before he can reach Germany to alert his superiors. This excellent novel follows Faber as he attempts to reach Germany before D-Day and includes an unlikely hero who saves the day.

This novel was Follett’s breakthrough into the writing industry and received critical acclaim when it was awarded the 1979 Edgar Award for best novel. In 1981, the book was made into a film starring Donald Sutherland. The following year, Ken released his second novel entitled Triple. In the first few pages of the book the reader learns that the year is 1968 and there is a secret arms race occurring in the Middle East.

Middle Eastern countries are on the verge of building a nuclear bombs and each country is vying to be the first. As spies from all sides attempt to give their country an advantage by stealing information, Israel attempts an operation to capture nuclear material in an effort to be number one.

In a fast paced and riveting prose, Follett takes the reader on a ride throughout the Middle East as countries attempt to stop the Israelis. In writing this book, Follett openly admits to being worried about his audience’s reaction to the novel. Often an author’s second novel is nowhere near as successful as his first.

However, Follett used his patented “faction” writing style of combining fact and fiction to create another best seller. With the release of both these early books, Follett knew that he could be a successful writer. In the years since, readers have been exposed to well-over fifty books written by Follett with many more yet to come.

Most of Follett’s novels can be read as stand alone books; however, several have been written as a series. No matter which type of book you read, you can expect excellent writing, well developed characters, and suspense on every page.

Best of all, Ken Follett does a masterful job of combining historical facts with his own fiction to create compelling novels. With so many of Follett’s novels on international best seller lists, readers can rest assured that no matter which novel they read first they are sure to be satisfied.

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8 Responses to “Ken Follett”

  1. Barbara: 4 months ago

    Loved the intricate plots of the Kings bridge, Pillars of the Earth series, have read them more than once. Who would have thought building cathedral’s could be such a rivetting read. Thank you

  2. Renni Turillo: 5 months ago

    I just finished re-reading The Pillars of The Earth.. Every time I visit a church in Europe, I think of this book. After reading Pillars, I have an even better appreciation for these amazing structures. Does anyone write like that anymore?

  3. JOHN DOMITER: 2 years ago

    I just finished reading “Hornet Flight” which I enjoyed. The end was not what I expected. Most of the book was about two young people who got drawn into the spy business by chance. By luck, not skill, the avoided capture by Peter Fleming, Tilde and the Germans. They repair a plane and fly six+ hours to England after Harald gets out on the wing with a four gallon can of gas and pours it in the tank. Harald saves the day for England. Churchill offers to train them and send them back to Denmark as spies and they accept. I don’t think they would have done that. They were in love and wanted to have a long marriage. Spies are frequently caught. As I said, I enjoyed the book but Karen and Harald made a poor decision.

  4. Angela Pebernat: 2 years ago

    Will there be a sequel to your new book “Never”? It was great but I want more lol

    I am in the process of collecting all your books, they are all so good. Thank you, Angie

  5. Evelyn E. Arnold: 3 years ago

    Is there a 5th book on the Kingsbridge series?

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Only the 4 at this time.

  6. Brendan & Judy Corcoran: 3 years ago

    We have read all of your novels several times and enjoyed all of them and await the publishing of the next novel later this year.

    Congratulations and please continue your great work.

  7. Aiden George Taylor: 3 years ago

    Loved the KINGSBRIDGE novels. Like being transported back 1000 years.


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