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Edge Of Eternity: Book Three Of The Century Trilogy

by Ken Follett

Dutton | September 16, 2014 | Hardcover

Edge Of Eternity: Book Three Of The Century Trilogy is rated 4.4444 out of 5 by 9.
Ken Follett’s Century Trilogy follows the fortunes of five intertwined families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they make their way through the twentieth century. It has been called “potent, engrossing” (Publishers Weekly) and “truly epic” (Huffington Post). USA Today said, “You actually feel like you’re there.”

Edge of  Eternity, the finale, covers one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, encompassing civil rights, assassinations, Vietnam, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution—and rock and roll.
 
East German teacher Rebecca Hoffman discovers she’s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for generations… George Jakes, himself bi-racial, bypasses corporate law to join Robert F. Kennedy’s Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle, but also a much more personal battle… Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is much more dangerous than he’d imagined… Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Khrushchev, becomes an agent for good and for ill as the Soviet Union and the United States race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tania, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw—and into history.
 
These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as they add their personal stories and insight to the most defining events of the 20th century. From the opulent offices of the most powerful world leaders to the shabby apartments of those trying to begin a new empire, from the elite clubs of the wealthy and highborn to the passionate protests of a country’s most marginalized citizens, this is truly a drama for the ages.
 
With the Century Trilogy, Follett has guided readers through an entire era of history with a master’s touch. His unique ability to tell fascinating, brilliantly researched stories that captivate readers and keep them turning the pages is unparalleled. In this climactic and concluding saga, Follett brings us into a world we thought we knew, but now will never seem the same again.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 960 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 2 in

Published: September 16, 2014

Publisher: Dutton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0525953094

ISBN - 13: 9780525953098

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointment I loved the first two books in this trilogy, particularly Fall of Giants, but this was a big disappointment. It read more like a soap opera with a little history thrown in. All the sex in it became laughable by the end.
Date published: 2014-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A little Anticlimactic I have read many of Follett's novels, both spy thrillers and sagas, and absolutely obsessed over "Pillars of the Earth" and the first two books of his Century Trilogy. While I have lived through the eras of this last instalment "Edge of Eternity" and could relate to and remember first hand the events portrayed, I felt it fell flat. The characters of the first two novels were much more fleshed out and alive, more vibrant , and their stories more compelling and emotional. This time they were "MEH". Don't get me wrong, it's holding my attention but I'm not getting lost in it.
Date published: 2014-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow this is an amazing trip down memory lane best book in months I can't belief how much I enjoyed this book, from the 60's until present day it takes you through so many milestones pulling heart strings all the way. This is a must read you will not be disappointed. Although I read it on my e reader it is worth the price for a hard back copy, his best work today!
Date published: 2014-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from End Of The Trilogy Been waiting for this book since I finished the second of the series. It's a great read and hard to put down. Fantastic story that helped me relearn some history. Highly recommend the whole series.
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I have read all 3 books and all 3 are excellent historical novels. I especially enjoyed the final book because I could relate to the cold war history.
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Was worth the long wait After a long wait, (A selling ploy) all the stories came together into a grand finally. Too bad we have to wait so long on a continuing serie. Even so it was worth it. Looking forward to his next offering.
Date published: 2014-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book I have read the trilogy. All three were excellent reads. This final addition was most enjoyable. Perhaps the fact that I lived through that period an had witnessed the events first hand.
Date published: 2014-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally - The next installment! Long awaited but very worth while waiting for!
Date published: 2014-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME! I am only a few hundred pages in, but this book is awesome! I cannot wait to sit down and finish it! This is a must read trilogy for anyone interested in historical fiction.
Date published: 2014-09-29

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Edge Of Eternity: Book Three Of The Century Trilogy

by Ken Follett

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 960 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 2 in

Published: September 16, 2014

Publisher: Dutton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0525953094

ISBN - 13: 9780525953098

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***This excerpt is from an advance uncorrected proof*** Copyright © 2014 Ken Follett CHAPTER ONE Rebecca Hoffmann was summoned by the secret police on a rainy Monday in 1961. It began as an ordinary morning. Her husband drove her to work in his tan Trabant 500. The graceful old streets of central Berlin still had gaps from wartime bombing, except where new concrete buildings stood up like ill-matched false teeth. Hans was thinking about his job as he drove. “The courts serve the judges, the lawyers, the police, the government—everyone except the victims of crime,” he said. “This is to be expected in Western capitalist countries, but under Communism the courts ought surely to serve the people. My colleagues don’t seem to realize that.” Hans worked for the Ministry of Justice. “We’ve been married almost a year, and I’ve known you for two, but I’ve never met one of your colleagues,” Rebecca said. “They would bore you,” he said immediately. “They’re all lawyers.” “Any women among them?” “No. Not in my section, anyway.” Hans’s job was administration: appointing judges, scheduling trials, managing courthouses. “I’d like to meet them, all the same.” Hans was a strong man who had learned to rein himself in. Watching him, Rebecca saw in his eyes a familiar flash of anger at her insistence. He controlled it by an effort of will. “I&r
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Ken Follett’s Century Trilogy follows the fortunes of five intertwined families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they make their way through the twentieth century. It has been called “potent, engrossing” (Publishers Weekly) and “truly epic” (Huffington Post). USA Today said, “You actually feel like you’re there.”

Edge of  Eternity, the finale, covers one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, encompassing civil rights, assassinations, Vietnam, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution—and rock and roll.
 
East German teacher Rebecca Hoffman discovers she’s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for generations… George Jakes, himself bi-racial, bypasses corporate law to join Robert F. Kennedy’s Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle, but also a much more personal battle… Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is much more dangerous than he’d imagined… Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Khrushchev, becomes an agent for good and for ill as the Soviet Union and the United States race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tania, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw—and into history.
 
These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as they add their personal stories and insight to the most defining events of the 20th century. From the opulent offices of the most powerful world leaders to the shabby apartments of those trying to begin a new empire, from the elite clubs of the wealthy and highborn to the passionate protests of a country’s most marginalized citizens, this is truly a drama for the ages.
 
With the Century Trilogy, Follett has guided readers through an entire era of history with a master’s touch. His unique ability to tell fascinating, brilliantly researched stories that captivate readers and keep them turning the pages is unparalleled. In this climactic and concluding saga, Follett brings us into a world we thought we knew, but now will never seem the same again.

About the Author

KEN FOLLETT burst into the book world with Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller and international bestseller. After several more successful thrillers, he surprised everyone with The Pillars of the Earth and its long-awaited sequel, World Without End, a national and international bestseller. Follett''s new, magnificent historical epic, The Century Trilogy, opened with Fall of Giants, followed by Winter of the World, both #1 New York Times bestsellers. He lives in England with his wife, Barbara.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Fall of Giants
 
“Just as potent, engrossing, and prolix as the opening opus, Fall of Giants. [Follett’s] dedication and ability to keep so many plots spinning while delivering a story that educates, entertains…Will leave fans eagerly awaiting the trilogy’s crowning capstone."
—Publishers Weekly
 
“It’s a book that will suck you in, consume you for days or weeks… then let you out the other side both entertained and educated."
— USA Today
 
“Meticulously researched and deftly weaves together historical fact, fictional characters and engrossing storytelling.”
— Associated Press
 
"A tireless storyteller...grippingly told, and readable to the end."
—The New York Times Book Review
 
"Suspenseful, tightly constructed, sharply characterized, plot-driven...some of the biggest-picture fiction being written today."
—The Seattle Times
 
"Tantalizing"
—Newsday
 
"Lively and entertaining."
—The Washington Post
 
"Epic yarns in prose"
—The Wall Street Journal
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