Fall of Giants
Book 1, Century Trilogy
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Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins, as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage.
A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits.…An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House.… A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy.…And two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution.
From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families—and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again.…
From Publishers Weekly
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Ken Follett Does It Again
Well written, the interweaving of multiple main characters is the best I have ever witnessed. The grand tale encompasses a most trying time of the 20th Century...and Follett kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire book.
Sadly, when the magnificent story ended, I realized it would be Fall of 2012 before I could continue with this awesome saga.
Well worth the money. Enjoy.
Fall of Giants
A great piece of historical fiction. An education in the power of the majority, the rise and fall of aristocracy, and the evolution of democracy.
The only disappointing aspect of this book is that the sequel is a year away! If you have been uncertain about WW I, it's beginning, it's conduct , or it's aftermath this us the place for clarity. And clarity comes through a marvelously well constructed cast of characters who bring history to life in a very real, credible manner in the best tradition of the historical novel. I can hardly wait to read the sequel suspecting that there may be another sequel making this a trilogy.
- Category: Historical
- Published: Sep 28, 2010
- Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
- Seller: PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
- Print Length: 960 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Century Trilogy