Cathedral of the Sea: A Novel (Google eBook)
The “riveting”(The Washington Post) #1 international bestseller—now in paperback in the U.S.
In the tradition of Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth, here is a thrilling historical novel of friendship and revenge, plague and hope, love and war, set in the golden age of 14th-century Barcelona. Arnau Estanyol arrives in Barcelona and joins the powerful guild of stone-workers building the magnificent cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar, while his adoptive brother Joan studies to become a priest. As Arnau prospers, he secretly falls in love with a forbidden woman. When he is betrayed and hauled before the Inquisitor, he finds himself face-to-face with his own brother. Will he lose his life just as his beloved cathedral is finally completed, or will his brother spare him?
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Brit Wallace Goodread
Very good it is close to Ken Follett books. I would buy his next that is English. I could not put the book down until I finished and wanted more.
Good read. I lot like Ken Follett's series. Takes place during the same time frame as Follett's second book, and follows a family over roughly 60 years. Some times the book drags, but it has its good page turner sections as well. I would recommend it.