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Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett
  

Edge of Eternity

Part of the The Century Trilogy Series
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RRP £20.00

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

The conclusion of his huge trilogy featuring five families through the last century and now covers the Cold War period and the Civil Rights movement: 1961-2009. There is little plot, just the stereotypical characters linking world events and having lots of sex! There is a dreadful rape, there is political upheaval, there is drama and love but this is not one of Mr Follett’s best.

If you like Ken Follett you might also like to read books by Robert Harris, Harry Bingham and Nelson DeMille.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. This enormous doorstop of a book is the eagerly awaited conclusion to Ken Follett’s historical epic The Century Trilogy. In this tour-de-force, Follett follows the fortunes of five intertwined families, American, German, Russian, English and Welsh, as they pass through the vicissitudes of the 20th century, culminating in one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the huge political and social change that began in the 1960s right the way up to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Each of Follett’s major characters is involved in the post-war drama in a profound way, from the East German teacher, Rebecca Hoffman, who discovers that she’s been spied on by the Stasi for years, to Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, who jumps at the chance to be involved in espionage for a cause he believes in, only to find that the world is a far more dangerous place than he ever realized. Brilliantly researched, and an absolute gripping read, Ken Follett does not disappoint.
~ Julia Hamilton

Synopsis

Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett

As the decisions made in the corridors of power bring the world to the brink of oblivion, five families from across the globe are brought together in an unforgettable tale of passion and conflict during the Cold War. When Rebecca Hoffmann, a teacher in East Germany, finds herself pursued by the secret police, she discovers that she has been living a lie. Her younger brother, Walli, longs to escape across the Berlin Wall to Britain to become part of the burgeoning music scene. In the United States, George Jakes, a bright young lawyer in the Kennedy administration, is a fierce supporter of the Civil Rights movement - as is the woman he is in love with, Verena, who works for Martin Luther King, Jr. Boarding a Greyhound bus in Washington to protest against segregation, they begin a fateful journey together. Russian activist, Tania Dvorkin, narrowly evades capture for producing an illegal news sheet. Her actions are made all the more perilous as her brother, Dimka, is a rising star in the heart of the Communist Party in the Kremlin. From the deep south of America to the vast expanses of Siberia, from the shores of Cuba to the swinging streets of Sixties London, Edge of Eternity is a sweeping tale of the fight for individual freedom in a world gripped by the mightiest clash of superpowers anyone has ever known. *Includes family tree*

Reviews

'In the ambitious, commanding capstone to his multigenerational Century trilogy (after Winter of the World), Follett expertly chronicles the pivotal events of the closing decades of the 20th century through the eyes of a vast array of deftly-drawn characters ... This mesmerizing final installment is an exhaustive but rewarding reading experience dense in thematic heft, yet flowing with spicy, expertly paced melodrama, character-rich exploits, familial histrionics, and international intrigue.'

-Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Ken Follett

Ken Follett's career as a best-selling author has spanned more than two decades. He is the author of numerous immensely popular books, including The Key to Rebecca, Triple, The Man From St. Petersburg, On Wings of Eagles, Lie Down With Lions, The Pillars of the Earth, A Dangerous Fortune, The Third Twin, and The Hammer of Eden. He lives in England with his wife, Barbara Follett, a British M.P.

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Publication date

16th September 2014

Author

Ken Follett

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Publisher

Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Hardback
1024 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Family Drama
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Historical fiction
Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780230710160

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