The lives of a prior, an earl, a master builder, two vengeful orphans, a “witch,” and the bastard son of a jongleur intertwine during the building of a cathedral.
The story is sweeping but the character journeys make it intimate. It really was an engrossing read. However, I grew a little weary of how wicked the bad guys were, and some of the scenes grew repetitive. I thought he did a good job depicting Prior Philip, a believably flawed man striving for goodness in a fallen world.