Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Fall of Giants - Ken Follett

Product Description(Amazon.com)
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. . . .  
Series: The Century Trilogy (Book 1) 
Mass Market Paperback: 960 pages 
Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (September 4, 2012) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0451232852 
ISBN-13: 978-0451232854

MY THOUGHTS:  I won the whole set of this Trilogy at my grand children's fall festival last year.   And what's even better, they are LARGE PRINT.  So I don't have any trouble reading them.  I've wanted to read this series of books for the longest time.  Put the regular print is so small I couldn't.   The only drawback is that the large print has lots more pages.  This book has 1247 pages.  And I'm sure the others do also.  So these will be read once in awhile books until they are finished.  I started this one last summer.  This book has it all, romance, mystery, history and politics.  Some of my favorite things to read.  The books follows Maud and Walter through their romance.....Maud is an aristocrat and Walter is a German Spy.  Their romance is leading into muddy waters.  Will they come out of the war still in love?  Billy is Welsh boy from the poor mining area.  Billy wants to get out of that, so list's up for the army.  Does Billy make it through the war and get his self out of mining job?  Gus is rejected by the woman he wants to marry.  Go Gus signs up for the army.  Gus is a law student and rich, does he make it out of the war intact?  Ethel is a housekeeper for the aristocrats.  She does the forbidden of falling in love with the Earl.  What happens when the Earl tires of her?  Lev and Grigori  are orphans in Russia.  They both want to come to America, but have enough money for one ticket.  Lev stills the ticket from his brother and goes to America.  He marries into a mob family, but was that his best choice?  Griorgi stays in Russia and takes on the care of his brothers girlfriend and a baby.  Giorgi gets into the Russian revolution.  How does Giorgi come out of the revolution?   It was a long book with lots of characters to keep track of, but the author doe the writing go good it's not a problem.  It all flows together nicely.  I give this book 5....

This book is for the letter F for the Alphabet Soup Challenge and for Chapter Break Bingo Challenge.

1 comment:

  1. I have read all of Ken Follett's work and enjoyed all the detail and history he incorporates into a story and each so different.
    Lovely slow stitching blocks. Isn't it just the best past time?


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