The series ends. The bad guys get their comeuppance, the good guys get what they want, and Kingsbridge gets its cathedral.
Pillars of the Earth: Witchcraft
Everybody plots! Alfred plots to marry Aliena so she can keep funding her brother’s fighting and get the earldom back. Waleran plots to become Archbishop of Canterbury. Regan plots to get the earldom for William by marrying him to a preteen. In other news, Jack escapes the priory and sleeps with Aliena before heading to France, Aliena gives birth to Jack’s son and follows him, and Alfred’s plan to put a stone vault on the cathedral goes wrong in the worst way, resulting in Philip getting fired.