Monday, September 13, 2010

Follett's Next Epic Masterpiece

Call me crazy. Or maybe just old-fashioned. But I can't get used to the idea of video trailers to promote books. But because I'm so excited about this new trilogy coming from Ken Follett -- author of the medieval historical novels The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End (as well as several suspense novels) -- I thought I'd share this with you.

Fall of Giants, the first novel 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 for women's suffrage. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion. The next two books in the trilogy will follow subsequent generations of the same families through the great events of the rest of the twentieth century.

Through the lives of these five families, Follett illuminates the major events, trends and issues of the times, a remarkable synthesis of fact and fiction. This giant of a book -- it clocks in at just around a thousand pages -- goes on sale two weeks from tomorrow. We'd be happy to hold a copy for you.



1 comment:

  1. In the Fall of Giants by Ken Follett , there are several interesting characters but it was the background which took my breath away.

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