Winter Of The World: Book Two Of The Century Trilogy

Paperback | August 27, 2013

byKen Follett

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Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants, the first novel in the extraordinary historical epic Century Trilogy, was an international sensation, acclaimed as “sweeping and fascinating, a book that will consume you for days or weeks” (USA Today). Now Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs and the beginning of the long Cold War.

Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide, until daring to commit a deed of great courage and heartbreak....American brothers Woody and Chuck Dewar, each with a secret, take separate paths to momentous events, one in Washington, the other in the bloody jungles of the Pacific....English student Lloyd Williams discovers in the crucible of the Spanish Civil War that he must fight Communism just as hard as Fascism....Daisy Peshkov, a driven social climber, cares only for popularity and the fast set, until war transforms her life, while her cousin Volodya carves out a position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only this war but also the war to come.

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Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants, the first novel in the extraordinary historical epic Century Trilogy, was an international sensation, acclaimed as “sweeping and fascinating, a book that will consume you for days or weeks” (USA Today). Now Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families—...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:972 pages, 8.98 × 5.99 × 1.62 inPublished:August 27, 2013Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0451419243

ISBN - 13:9780451419248

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ken Follet does it again ! The first book in this trilogy, Fall of Giants, sets the scene for the rest of the story which the author continues in the next two books, Winter of the World and Edge of Eternity. If you like historical fiction these books are well worth the read. Now, I look forward to Ken Follett writing yet another historical novel to bring me up to date for the 21st century.
Date published: 2015-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent - a must read for historical fiction buffs Winter of the World is the 2nd in the trilogy of Ken Follett’s Century Trilogy books. This book can be read on its own (without having read the first book) because it provides enough detail about the characters so that you don’t need to have read the “Fall of Giants”. I think however, that there is a deeper appreciation of the story and the characters with having read about their parents and ancestors. So I would recommend starting with the Fall of Giants first. This book takes begins immediately before World War II. The characters we met in the first book are all in this second book as supporting characters primarily. Their children are the featured characters. I love this series, because as I wrote in my review about the Fall of Giants – there is much to be learned about the history in these readings. Follett provides the reader with characters who live the history, thereby making it interesting and educational. I keep wondering when the last book is coming out, so I know these books are an absolute MUST READ for people who enjoy historical fiction. They are long books though, but worth the read.
Date published: 2013-08-24

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Editorial Reviews

“Some of the biggest-picture fiction being written today.”—The Seattle Times

“A consistently compelling portrait of a world in crisis.”—The Washington Post  

“Masterfully sweeping.”—The Louisville Courier-Journal

“Gripping…powerful.”—The New York Times

“An entertaining historical soap opera.”—Kirkus Reviews