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Edge Of Eternity: Book Three Of The Century Trilogy

by Ken Follett

Penguin Publishing Group | September 16, 2014 | Hardcover

Edge Of Eternity: Book Three Of The Century Trilogy is rated 4.3846 out of 5 by 13.
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: 1120 pages, 9.51 × 6.47 × 2.03 in

Published: September 16, 2014

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0525953094

ISBN - 13: 9780525953098

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book.....disappointing ending. I have read all 3 books in the series and loved them all. I love the fact that fictional characters are woven into historical events and no one does it better then Mr Follett. My one disappointment was the epilogue at the end of the book. The epilogue only deals with Maria and George and the election of President Obama. What happened to the rest of the characters in Russia and Germany? I would have really liked a longer epilogue that provided an update on all the characters...not just Maria and George. Still a great series.
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really like this book just finished the third book and I'm so touched with the Century Trilogy. I love the last book most, since it's part of my own history. I was born and raised in East Berlin and cannot describe the feelings while reading particularly the last pages of the book - the fall of the Berlin Wall. This book well described the situation in East Germany during the Cold War. It might be a little "soapy" with the characters and their stories at the end, but I still think it's a nice read and well wrapped into historical events.
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Didn't love it I read the first two installments back to back and couldn't wait to read the third book Edge of Eternity. I enjoyed the first half of the book, it was an informative trip down memory lane. Somewhere along the way the book became more of a predictable soap opera which was very disappointing. This novel did not leave me yearning for another installment, just glad that I was done.
Date published: 2015-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite read for 2014 This was a walk through memory lane covering the 1960's until the present and so much has changed yet, stayed the same. It is a must read and although the third in a trilogy it doesn't matter if you haven't read the previous two. I purchased two more for friends and they loved it as well.
Date published: 2015-01-12
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: 1120 pages, 9.51 × 6.47 × 2.03 in

Published: September 16, 2014

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0525953094

ISBN - 13: 9780525953098

Read from the Book

***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 Edge of Eternity “ Edge of Eternity is as compulsively readable a mighty page-turner as its two predecessors." – The Seattle Times “Hugely ambitious, the trilogy serves as a massive history lesson as well as an example of good, old-fashioned storytelling.” – The New York Daily News “The historical events are the backdrop but the characters are the focal point. Good storytellers know this and Follett is an excellent one.” –The Huffington Post “Mesmerizing....flowing with spicy, expertly paced melodrama, character-rich exploits, familial histrionics, and international intrigue.” –  Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Worth the wait" – Library Journal (starred review) "A fascinating, sprawling, epic conclusion to Ken Follett''s Century Trilogy." -- The Minneapolis Star Tribune "A glorious conclusion to a remarkable trilogy that is wonderful, exhilarating reading for all ages. Fine, fine historical fiction." –  Historical Novel Society "Follett does an outstanding job of interweaving and personalizing complicated narratives set on a multicultural stage." – Booklist Praise for Winter of the World “Even after all his novels — some 20 in all — the reader remains amazed Follett can research a book so thoroughly that you actually feel like you''re there, even smelling the smells.” — USA Today This second installment of Follett’s epic Century tril
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