Fall of Giants: Book One of the Century Trilogy
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... show more
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.…
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Publish date: 30 sierpnia 2011
Pages no: 865
Edition language: English
I received this book as a giveaway from Goodreads. Thanks, goodreads! The book is an epic telling of the period during World War I through characters from different families from different countries. the characters are intertwined incredibly well. Their lives are affected by each other and the wa...
I like me a big fat historical novel for holiday down-times, and this one, set in World War I, filled the bill this past Christmas. There's lots and lots of plot for the various characters who embody their class/nationality/political opinions. Otherwise, few of them were very compelling, and I could...
I have read all of Mr. Follett's book prior to the Century Trilogy and have been a big fan. After reading the Fall of Giants, I found myself disappointed on many levels. After all, this is the author that wrote the Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. Those were truly 4.5 to 5 stars books....
This is the second Ken Follett book I've read, and it thankfully avoids the major flaw of The Pillars of the Earth, the one that irritated me so consistently. There is no absolutely cartoonishly evil villain who adds nothing to the story except by being a horrible person and wanting to rape everyone...
"I am going to write a history of the world." Ooops. Sorry. Wrong book. However, Ken Follett apparently tried to take a leaf out of the book of Penelope Lively's fictional MC* with this attempt at creating an account - fictional though it may be - of all events connected with the First World War in ...