On the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius and a girl who wants to be a doctor. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge, but always they will live under the long shadow of the unexplained killing they witnessed on that fateful childhood day.
When a baffling Luftwaffe message is intercepted in June 1941, it mentions a new invention codenamed Freya. A British intelligence analyst suspects it may be an experimental radar station. Meanwhile a Danish student has spotted an unusual installation near his home. When he learns the truth the only way he can get the information to London is to fly in a decrepit Hornet Moth bi-plane.
NIGHT OVER WATER
A group of privileged, desperate people board a luxury airliner for New York in September 1939, with dramatic results.
Three seemingly unrelated events happen on a single morning in London. A young ambitious reporter discovers a link that leads him to uncover a conspiracy to defraud, where a city's reputation and personal fortunes would be lost.
THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH
1135. In a country torn by civil war, two generations struggle to rise above their primitive circumstances and create something beautiful, the world's greatest Gothic cathedral. Love, greed, revenge, jealousy and heroic courage all play a part in this epic drama.