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. . . .
a great book
Fall of Giants show the prestigious writing skill of Ken Follett. I combines a plot line of history that is know to the reader with the insight in the the minds of people that experience the history in the making.
I see in these people 100 years ago the same pains and joys of today. War is the game of ego played out with the deaths of the common man. Love has no boundary and the hope is in every woman and man. 2012 for book 2. I will reread this one in about a year. Laugh and cry with people I like, love and dislike. What an escape this book is.
I am almost finished with this book and I can honestly say that it is excellent. If you like history and like being kept on the edge of your seat, you can't go wrong. I just wish that I didn't have to wait until 2012 for book 2 to come out.