Edge of Eternity: Book Three of The Century Trilogy

Kobo ebook | September 16, 2014

byKen Follett

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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.

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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 ...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 16, 2014Publisher:Penguin Group USLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great finish! Mr. Follett pulled off an amazing conclusion for his trilogy. While continuing the families we came to love in the first two books, he manages to bring us right up in some of the more turbulent decades of the US' 20th century. I was riveted throughout the book and felt a great satisfaction at the end.
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow!! Follett is so easy to read. This 3rd book in the trilogy was the best, but all 3 were excellent and fascinating. Love the ease with which he mixes together the real history of 20th century events with the storylines of multiple characters from multiple families in multiple countries, which allows the reader to better understand the complexities of the eras and feel like you are a part of it as it unfolds. Fabulous. Where is #4???
Date published: 2015-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Edge of Eternity I enjoyed the movement of the story as it went thru each families history. I will tell friends and family to buy and read the eBook or hardcover.
Date published: 2015-05-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from edge of eternity first half excellent as per usual but the author slips into cheapness which was unbecoming in the latter part i was disappointed
Date published: 2015-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Edge of Eternity The trilogy is a 'must read' for any history buff , but each of the three books are an entity unto itself. All informative, historical and thoroughly entertaining. Definitely 5 stars !
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Good Read Well written with a clever and almost true to life narration of what the second half of the 20th century was like after World War II with all its political conflicts.
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Addictive If you like history , culture,romance and adventure this is the book for you! ken follet is at his best in this final book of the trilogy! very interesting and fun!
Date published: 2015-04-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Might have been too ambitious The first two books were delightful. This final novel simply ran out of steam and i felt like the writer's fire had died half way through this book.
Date published: 2015-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Emotional Journey For those of us who lived through the second half of the Twentieth Century, this book is packed with pathos and conflicting emotions. In a way, it is amazing that any of us are still alive. I am profoundly grateful to have lived to see the truth revealed about so many things that we knew in our hearts but could not prove. It was truly the best of times and the worst of times. Follett has written another masterpiece.
Date published: 2015-03-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Totally contrived. Predictable outcome to all situations. Conveniently placed characters at all important events. Felt like the author was trying to score points. Ken Follett can do better and has in the past. Very disappointing read.
Date published: 2015-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Edge of Eternity -- The Century Trilogy I thought the entire series (3 books) were amazing. A mix of truth mixed into the fiction. I enjoyed every minute of all three books in the trilogy
Date published: 2015-02-21
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 5 out of 5 by from Edge of Eternity Enthralling.. So difficult to put down once you start reading. Best trilogy evrer. Hoping for more.
Date published: 2015-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Edge of Eternity After waiting almost a year for the final installation of the century trilogy, I am not disappointed by Ken Follett's work.
Date published: 2015-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read this triloGy As it begAn with Pillars of the Earth, this masterfull storyteller tells our history through the eyes if every man.
Date published: 2015-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Edge of eternity Fantasic . Didnt want it to end. Cant wait for another Follett trilogy and yet how could he improve on this one. Great read. Thankyou for many hours of true entertainment.
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lived It Covers many key events I lived through. It's living history. Loved the trilogy. Thank you for your perseverance in completing it.
Date published: 2015-01-20
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 3 out of 5 by from Confusing I found this book confusing in that it took quite a while to keep the characters straight. In the first two books the characters were exciting as were the story lines. This final book was too long and drawn out and then near the end it seemed rushed, almost as if the author too wanted it over.
Date published: 2015-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from History through fiction An outstanding conclusion to this trilogy that not only entertains through the interweaving stories of families but enlightens a reader to historical events that become so much more relevant when presented through the lives or ordinary (though fictional) characters. Thanks for making me a little wiser of the world's modern history!
Date published: 2015-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! Great book! Sad that the trilogy has ended. Ken Follet is an amazing author. His historical detail is amazing. The characters were so well written. It was difficult to put the book down. Although not my favorite of the trilogy it was still a great read.
Date published: 2015-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I learned so much about the events that led to rememberances and how we came to this present day. Well done Ken Follett. Truly a masterpiece.
Date published: 2014-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Living on the Edge Having lived through the majority of this frame, it brought together the lost gaps in knowledge and awoken many memories. Well done and thank you.
Date published: 2014-12-14
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 Edge of Eternity An excellent conclusion to a wonderful trilogy. Recommend it to anyone who wants an epic read.
Date published: 2014-10-01
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