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Edge of Eternity - Ken Follett

Edge of Eternity

Author Ken Follett

  • Published: 2014-09-16
  • Category: Historical
4.5 Stars
4.5
From 328 Customers Review
Price: $10.99

Description

EDGE OF ETERNITY is the sweeping, passionate conclusion to Ken Follett’s extraordinary historical epic, The Century Trilogy.

Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families – American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh – as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to 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 the rest of their lives.…George Jakes, the child of a mixed-race couple, bypasses a corporate law career to join Robert F. Kennedy’s Justice Department, and finds himself in the middle not only of the seminal events of the civil rights battle, but a much more personal battle of his own.…Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than he’d imagined.…Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes a prime agent both for good and for ill as the United States and the Soviet Union 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.

As always with Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion. With the hand of a master, he brings us into a world we thought we knew but now will never seem the same again.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Not quite as good as first two

    4
    From IanG aka BigE
    Good, but not as good as the first two books of the series. To much one aided political commentary in this book.
  • Definitely did not disappoint!

    5
    From Rose.iPad
    I'm a huge fan of Ken Follett and have absolutely loved everything I've read that he's written. The conclusion to this trilogy certainly didn't fall short of my expectations. Definitely worth reading!
  • The Edge Of Eternity

    5
    From Owl 42
    This is the third book in author Ken Follet's Century Trilogy. Follet chronicles the events of the 20th century through the lives of several families in Europe, England and the United States in a way that offers both wonderful reading and a living sense of the events of our recent past. The Wing of Eternity brings his trilogy to a satisfying end while inviting the reader into our 21 st century story with a greater understanding. All three volumes make fine reading combined with growing insight into events that have shaped our lives.
  • Amazing!

    5
    From Classical56
    So well written and researched. A must have.
  • En français?

    2
    From Sprebinski
    Pourquoi ce livre est-il disponible en français seulement dans la zone euro?
  • Fantastic!

    5
    From Char3279
    Sad to have the series end but was a fantastic read.
  • Simple question

    3
    From Arsène204
    When this masterpiece will be available in french? Thanks
  • A great conclsuion!

    5
    From Rural reader
    Once again I had a diffuclt time putting down the book. While I didn’t find it as much of a page turner as the first two books in the trilogy I found myself unable to leave the book alone for any length of time. - The family histories introduced in “Fall of Giants” and “Winter of the World” provide continuity in context with world affairs during the Cold War. An excellent book for someone who came of age during that period of time. Thank you, Ken Follett for capturing my imagination and interest in world politics! Well written and so insightful.
  • Winter of the Worlds

    5
    From LL1965
    I have patiently waited for each series of this trilogy to be published and was never disappointed. the history is riveting, the progression of each family's struggles, beliefs, and conviction kept me reading. I just finished reading the last book, Edge of Eternity with tears rolling down my face. Once I started reading the Fall of Giants - I could not put these books down!! Excellent read!
  • Edge of Eternity

    4
    From Apptly Impressed
    Perceptive and historically accurate. A very strong final volume to this trilogy.