Winter Of The World: Book Two Of The Century Trilogy by Ken FollettWinter Of The World: Book Two Of The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett

Winter Of The World: Book Two Of The Century Trilogy

byKen Follett

Paperback | August 27, 2013

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"This book is truly epic. . . . The reader will probably wish there was a thousand more pages." —The Huffington Post

Picking up where Fall of Giants, the first novel in the extraordinary Century Trilogy, left off, Winter of the World follows its five interrelated families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—through a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the great dramas of World War II, and into 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.

Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.
Ken Follett is one of the world’s best-loved authors, selling more than 160 million copies of his thirty books. Follett’s first bestseller was Eye of the Needle, a spy story set in the Second World War. In 1989 The Pillars of the Earth was published, and has since become the author’s most successful novel. It reached number one on best...
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Title:Winter Of The World: Book Two Of The Century TrilogyFormat: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 Wonderful! Follett has a talent for weaving together different lives and stories, and speaking from different character voice and perspectives, in such a smooth manner that you don't get confused as to what is happening or where. This was such an interesting read that I could hardly put it down. I always wanted to read "just one more chapter" to see what would happen next and how the lives of the characters intertwined. Definitely recommend!
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyed it! Great writing and entertaining read.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Second novel as good as the first! Great follow up to Fall of Giants!! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Second Novel in the Series This is a fantastic followup novel. It is great - the books are long but the story really pulls you in and you just want to keep reading!
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it Second in the series after Fall of Giants. Excellent chronicle of people and their struggles through the et and horrendous events of the 20th century.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to put down After reading the first book in the series I had to get my hands on this one and I was not disappointed. I now need to get the next one. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SUPERB ENCORE Couldn't wait to start reading this after the Fall of Giants. And I wasn't disappointed. Again Follett time travels you right back in time. You feel all the emotions of the characters, and get a very interesting history lesson at the same time.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite of the trilogy I couldn't put it down! I wish I could go back in time and read it again for the first time.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite of the trilogy This book is incredible. I couldn't put it down. I wish I could go back in time and read it again for the first time.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from book 2 Always love Ken Follett work, learning about history and be entertain at the same time... we get lost in this world... so well written... a must!
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sequel! Winter of the World is a wonderful sequel that takes the beloved characters of the first novel through the monumental events of the Second World War. Again, much like the first book, I loved the full 360 scope through different cultural, environmental and political perspectives. I am a fan of Follett’s thorough storytelling. My two complaints would be the slight American bias and the occasional unrealistic dialogue. I believe I enjoyed Fall of Giants slightly more due to character development and less political minute-details. I learned a great deal from this novel even though I’d consider myself knowledgeable about WW2. Looking forward to the third installment of this trilogy.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from follett 2nd in the trilogy.....again so well written, character development, historical background, educational yet difficult to read at times.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Folletts books are amazing. Such detail and fascinating story.
Date published: 2016-11-09
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

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Winter of the World"Gripping . . . powerful." —The New York Times"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. . . . Political intrigue, amorous episodes, suspense, and drama. History comes to life." —The Louisville Courier-Journal"[Follett] is so good at plotting a story, even one that takes on such a complex topic such as the World War II era. That's what makes Winter of the World so hard to put down. You want to know what happens next." —The Associated Press"An entertaining historical soap opera." —Kirkus Reviews"The man tells a story so well. . . . Follett can make things glow with some beautifully written episodes." —St. Louis Post-Dispatch"Clips along at a brisk pace. . . [Follett] knows how to keep the pages turning and how to make the reader feel a kinship with the characters' struggles. . . . No matter the ultimate destination, readers can expect to savor the journey." —The Christian Science Monitor