Century Trilogy #2
On Sale: September 18, 2012
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Ken Follett follows up his #1 New York Times
bestseller Fall of Giants with a brilliant,
page-turning epic about the heroism and honor of World War
II, and the dawn of the atomic age.
Follett’s Fall of Giants, the first novel in his
extraordinary new historical epic, The Century Trilogy, was
an international sensation, acclaimed as “sweeping and
fascinating, a book that will consume you for days or weeks”
(USA Today) and “grippingly told and readable to the
end” (The New York Times Book Review). “If the next
two volumes are as lively and entertaining as Fall of
Giants,” said The Washington Post, “they should
be well worth waiting for.”
Winter of the World
picks up right where the first book left off, as its
five interrelated families—American, German, Russian,
English, 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, up to the explosions of the American and
Soviet atomic bombs.
Carla von Ulrich, born of
German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the
Nazi tide until she commits 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 American social climber, cares only for popularity
and the fast set, until the war transforms her life, not
just once but twice, while her cousin Volodya carves out a
position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only
this war—but the war to come.
These characters and
many others find their lives inextricably entangled as their
experiences illuminate the cataclysms that marked the
century. From the drawing rooms of the rich to the blood and
smoke of battle, their lives intertwine, propelling the
reader into dramas of ever-increasing complexity.
always with Ken Follett, the historical background is
brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving,
the characters rich in nuance and emotion. With passion and
the hand of a master, he brings us into a world we thought
we knew, but now will never seem the same again.
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