Monday, February 6, 2012

Fall of Giants

The first novel in Ken Follett’s 'Century' trilogy, Fall of Giants, follows the destinies of five interrelated families – one American, one Russian, one German, one English and one Welsh – through the earth-shaking events of the First World War and the Russian Revolution.

The story segues seamlessly from Washington to St. Petersburg, from the volatile tunnels of the coal mine to the opulence of palatial banguets, from the ferocious politics of war mongers and revolutionaries to the maddening pursuits of true loves and illicit affairs. This epic tale illustrates the intertwined fates of the five families as they unfold in dramatic, gripping complexity.

Ken Follett has finely crafted a spellbinding tapestry of history and fiction in Fall of Giants, and I can hardly wait for the future volumes of this trilogy series  –  when subsequent generations of the same families will travel through the great events of the rest of the twentieth century, changing themselves and the century itself. 

The second novel, Winter of the World, will be published in the second half of 2012.

Read Chapter One of Fall of Giants here: 


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  1. Thanks for this review! I'll have to read this!

  2. I highly recommend it, Barbara. It's a splendid read.

  3. Thanks for sharing this..... looks like an awesome next book to read.... Also thank you for stopping by my blog. Looks like you leave in paradise!

  4. My pleasure, Jeanne. I try to read at least one book a month and this one is a real treat, I recommend it highly. Yes, it is nice here in Panglao Island.

    Thanks for stopping by, too!

  5. can't find your Ruby Tuesday2 Brother :-( that books sound very interesting to read. Hope that you can return the visit too.

    1. Here it is: