"With a six-pack and a shotgun, she could take over the world."
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing."
The Pillars of the Earth
This spellbinding epic, set in twelfth-century England, tells the story of the lives entwined in the building of the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever known -- and a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, brother against brother. The ambitions of three men merge, conflict, and collide through 40 years of social and political upheaval as internal church politics affect the progress of the cathedral and the fortunes of the protagonists.