Fall of Giants: Book One of the Century Trilogy

by Ken Follett

Penguin Publishing Group | August 30, 2011 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Fall of Giants: Book One of the Century Trilogy is rated 4.47619047619048 out of 5 by 21.
Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins, as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage.

A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits.…An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House.… A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy.…And two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution.

From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families—and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again.…

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Published: August 30, 2011

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 1101543558

ISBN - 13: 9781101543559

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great history lessson! Ken Follett spins an exciting story using the backdrop of history. Could not put it down. Already looking forward to the second in the trilogy
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fall of Giants This is the first novel I have read that is set in the WW1 era. The fictional character's lives, intertwined with those of historical characters made this book an interesting read. On to book 2 of the series. I read book 3 first so I am looking forward to more on the back stories of those characters.
Date published: 2015-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fall of gaints Great story and descriptions of portrayal of what times were like back in the world wars. Cant wait to get into book 2
Date published: 2015-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Captivating Captivating and rich, taking the reader to various countries and stories, combining them masterfully.
Date published: 2015-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent read,very exciting A grand epic of World War One, the Russian Revolution, and Germany in the twenties . Exciting and personal all the way.
Date published: 2015-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love History As a high school history teacher it was great to see the acurate use of events in the story. Perhaps a bit less coverage of WWI as it was too slow moving in parts of this event.
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fall of Giants Having read Pillars of the Earth twice (what a great read!), I was really looking forward to this epic series. It does not disappoint. What an excellent blending of historical fact and fiction. Mr. Follett certainly knows how to bring his characters to life. Now to the next chapter.
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read Wonderful and likeable characters set to the backdrop of WWI. I am looking forward to the second installment!
Date published: 2014-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it One of the best history lessons.. ehm story I have ever read. It is an absolutely remarkable work, makes you really feel part of the story and we, maybe because you are. Can't wait to read the rest of the chapters of this incredible tale!
Date published: 2014-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fall of Giants Loved it! As a reader I felt like I was personally involved in the events of a century ago. The writer was brilliant in the way he could make you empathize with many different political views.
Date published: 2014-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fall of the Giants Really enjoyed this book. I'm looking forward to reading more of the collection.
Date published: 2014-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fall of Giants And now or trilogy And now for trilogy And new And now for trilogy 2....
Date published: 2014-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fall of Giants Captivating. Fine attention to detail.
Date published: 2014-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Terrific read! I have come to rely on ken follett for engrossing stories, told with straight forward language. Engrossing characters (though they sometimes are one dimensional in their thinking). What I really like about his characters is they are differently motivated which makes forms rich tapestry of stories that intertwine. Looking forward to the next one.
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Follett keeps you tuning pages ... While not as engrossing as Pillars of the Earth or World Without End, and while the connections among the characters are sometimes unbelievably unexpected, Fall of Giants is another great historical epic from Follett. Now I'm ready for book two of this trilogy: Winter of the World.
Date published: 2014-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book I love this book. As far as I can tell it is historically accurate. At the same time it is very gripping. I could not stop until I finished the book. And then I felt like I lost a good friend and went looking for the next book. I highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2014-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fall of Giants All the characters pull you in, I'm eager to start next book.
Date published: 2014-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A wonderful read Historical fiction. Loved it and learned do much whole reading it. It was addictive all I could think about at work all day was how much I wanted to get home to finish reading!!
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fall of Giants Great read start til finish. Many different story lines masterfully woven together.
Date published: 2014-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Epic Book I - great history class!! I absolutely loved this novel, was hooked from the first page! Follows the lives of families and how the war affected their lives and the lives of their offspring forever. Follett writes in such a way that captivates the reader by his captivating characters! Just phenomenal. Fantastic history lesson through the 20th Century..have read Book II as well, can't wait until Book III of the century trilogy that will be released in September 2014.
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from War Changes Things This book fellows the life of several people, before, during, and after WW1. We see in this book how several world leaders, unwillingness to compermise brings about the start of WW1. There is also great insight in how devasting the affect of war has on families. There is also a great lesson in this book, on how arrogents of British officers got many soliders killed, who other wise may have lived. even though book has 800 pages, I found myself always wanted to find out more. This book was very hard to put down.
Date published: 2012-12-27
Rated out of 5 by from I very much appreciate this book and find it hard to put down,so looking forward ot the next in the series
Date published: 2012-10-08

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Fall of Giants: Book One of the Century Trilogy

by Ken Follett

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: August 30, 2011

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101543558

ISBN - 13: 9781101543559

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Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins, as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage.

A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits.…An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House.… A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy.…And two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution.

From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families—and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again.…