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TitleFall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1)
AuthorKen Follett
ISBN0525951652
ImprintKen Follett Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages985

Description

This is an epic of love, hatred, war and revolution This is a huge novel that follows five families through the world shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women It is 1911 The Coronation Day of King George V The Williams, a Welsh coal mining family is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal mine owners Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London Their destiny is entangled with that of an ambitious young aide to U.S President Woodrow Wilson and to two orphaned Russian brothers, whose plans to emigrate to America fall foul of war, conscription and revolution In a plot of unfolding drama and intriguing complexity, Fall Of Giants moves seamlessly from Washington to St Petersburg, 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.

Reviews

Beth Bedee

Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1) By Ken Follett

It s a little disappointing that people are rating this book on out of protest of its price It s low rating does not give the book the recognition it deserves This is my first Ken Follett novel, and I am hooked I ve read where some people have not been that interested in the subject matter of Fall ... (Sign in to see more)


Mohammed Arabey

Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1) By Ken Follett

. , , , , And I have to admit that I only got this box set as a deal price on just cause it s looks pretty elegant, and I m a collector as you may know. 1918 2011 1911. 1914 1918 1924 900 The Casual Vacancy , The Luminaries Mass Market Paperback The Epic Reads of 2015 20 , 50 27 2014 19 2015 view... (Sign in to see more)


Melissa Rochelle

Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1) By Ken Follett

One of the early reviews I read stated that this book lacked one of Follett s infamous villains I disagree The ultimate villain in this enormous book is clearly war and perhaps the arrogance of world leaders I ve always had a difficult time understanding the why surrounding World War 1 and this book... (Sign in to see more)


Genia Lukin

Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1) By Ken Follett

Do not say that I don t like historical fiction because I do Do not even say I don t like Follett because I rather do In fact, this highly praised and very thick volume I d been anticipating eagerly, both because I had pleasant memories from The Pillars of the Earth and because currently I am rather... (Sign in to see more)


Matt

Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1) By Ken Follett

This book is utter trash Is that too harsh Let me rephrase This book is a steaming pile of garbage Still a bit mean It doesn t matter Ken Follett does not care His editor and publisher do not care His accountant certainly is indifferent to this complaint It s not that Ken Follett is critic proof, be... (Sign in to see more)


Graeme

Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1) By Ken Follett

The story was enjoyable enough and certainly kept me entertained for a couple of days The recreation of the early 20th Century was very vivid, and I was impressed by how well Follett applied his considerable skills in this respect to a variety of nations and social classes To cover so many years in ... (Sign in to see more)


Bookdragon Sean

Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1) By Ken Follett

Ken Follet s style quickly engrossed me into the characters and their lives The book follows the lives of several families in the events that led up to the First World War and the crisis afterwards We see it from the perspective of an English Noblemen, an English working class family, a pair of Russ... (Sign in to see more)


Denise

Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1) By Ken Follett

5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating epic tale , August 5, 2010 This review is from Fall of Giants The Century Trilogy Hardcover Customer review from the Vine Program What s this This is a fantastic epic, the first in a planned trilogy by the author of The Pillars of the Earth now a miniseries and World ... (Sign in to see more)


Dem

Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1) By Ken Follett

At 985 pages, Fall of the Giants is a massive tome and the first book in The Century Trilogy, follows the fates of five interrelated families American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh as they move through the world shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle f... (Sign in to see more)


Lavonne

Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1) By Ken Follett

I have loved just about everything Ken Follett has written, but I think this one fell short of his usual standard Most of his novels grab you from the beginning, with fully drawn characters and gripping plot lines I wasn t even done with the second chapter before I began to wonder if I was even goin... (Sign in to see more)


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