I very much enjoyed reading this novel that everyone had told me to read. It tells the story of the building of a cathedral, but it is more about a handful of characters who I came to both love and hate. I enjoyed how the story took us through most of the life of each character, and I like how most characters stayed true to their personalities throughout the story. I am disappointed to learn that the sequel to this book is not really a sequel but takes place generations later. However, I will be reading more by this author in the future.