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SerendipitouslyNG, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by SerendipitouslyNG)
An amazing sequel to Fall of Giants. A completely relatable account of kids from different backgrounds and very different families in the US and Europe coming of age during World War II. These are the children of the main characters from Fall of Giants, and as Follett is prone to in his series, a continuation of the very realistic journeys these families had during significant times in history. I could not put this book down until I got to the last page and wept realizing it would be another 2 years before the final book of the trilogy would be released. Everyone needs to read this!
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Darryl Luther, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Darryl Luther)
Ken Follett continues on as a master story teller. The way he weaves the characters and their stories together is wonderful and really draws you into the overall story. Follett's character development is impeccable and you truly care about (or hate, as the case may be) the various characters in the book. I am really looking forward to the last book in the trilogy, but I wish that he could continue the series indefinitely.
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tdsav, January 6, 2013 (view all comments by tdsav)
From the time you pick up his books it is impossible to put them down.All of his books are very good reading.
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Jan Manning, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Jan Manning)
Great historical novel!
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Bob Mullen, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Bob Mullen)
History might be taught much more effectively through the interest engendered by this caliber of fiction: not only the typically great read Follett produces, but important background through which to consider the present.
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ISBN:
9780525952923
Author:
Follett, Ken
Publisher:
NAL Trade
Author:
Lee, John
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20071114
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
973
Dimensions:
9 x 6.16 x 1.65 in 2.52 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 973 pages NAL Trade - English 9780525952923 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This second installment of Follett's epic Century trilogy is just as potent, engrossing, and prolix as the opening opus, Fall of Giants. Continuing the histrionics of the five families introduced in Fall, this masterfully conceived novel picks up in 1933 as Carla von Ulrich, 11, feels the horror of Nazi encroachment in Germany and proves a staunch resister, while her older brother, Erik, becomes an infatuated soldier. Elsewhere, English student Lloyd Williams aggressively resists the Fascists in the Spanish Civil War. Later, wealthy American brothers Chuck (a closeted homosexual) and Woody Dewar head to the South Seas to fight the good fight as socialite Daisy Peshkov, Woody's first love, is swept up with Lloyd and the drama of war. Rife with plot lines, interpersonal intrigue, sweeping historical flourishes, and an authentic and compelling cast, this is a tale of dynamic characters struggling to survive during one of the world's darkest periods. While some may find Follett's verbosity daunting, others will applaud his dedication and ability to keep so many plots spinning while delivering a story that educates, entertains, and will leave fans eagerly awaiting the trilogy's crowning capstone. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Abandon your normal activities for a couple of days when you crack this one open, because you're likely to get hooked like a Copper River salmon."
"Review" by , “Follett’s storytelling is unobtrusive and workmanlike…he spins a reasonable and readable yarn that embraces dozens of characters and plenty of Big Picture history.”
"Review" by , “Follett never lets the action lag as he adeptly ties together all the sweeping economic, cultural, political, and social transformations of the entire era.”
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