Edge of Eternity

Edge of Eternity

Book Three of The Century Trilogy

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  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780525953098
  • 1120 Pages
  • Viking
  • Adult


Ken Follett’s extraordinary, #1 New York Times bestselling historical epic, the Century Trilogy, reaches its sweeping, passionate conclusion.

In Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, Ken Follett followed the fortunes of five international families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they made their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: 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 Hoffmann 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 of not only 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 Krushchev, becomes an 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, Tanya, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw—and into history.
Edge of Eternity

Edge of Eternity

Written by: Ken Follett


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Praise for Edge of Eternity 

Edge of Eternity is as compulsively readable a mighty page-turner as its two predecessors.”
—The Seattle Times 

“Hugely ambitious, the trilogy serves as a massive history lesson as well as an example of good, old-fashioned storytelling.”
The New York Daily News

“[Follett] is a commanding storyteller who has taken on an impossibly large task and accomplished it with passion, intelligence, and skill.”
The Washington Post

“The historical events are the backdrop but the characters are the focal point. Good storytellers know this and Follett is an excellent one.”
—The Huffington Post

“Mesmerizing . . . . flowing with spicy, expertly paced melodrama, character-rich exploits, familial histrionics, and international intrigue.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Worth the wait.”
—Library Journal (starred review)

“A fascinating, sprawling, epic conclusion to Ken Follett’s Century Trilogy.”
—The Minneapolis Star Tribune 

“A glorious conclusion to a remarkable trilogy that is wonderful, exhilarating reading for all ages. Fine, fine historical fiction.”
—Historical Novel Society 

“Follett does an outstanding job of interweaving and personalizing complicated narratives set on a multicultural stage.”

Praise for Winter of the World

“Even after all his novels—some 20 in all—the reader remains amazed Follett can research a book so thoroughly that you actually feel like you’re there, even smelling the smells.”
USA Today 

“This second installment of Follett’s epic Century trilogy is just as potent, engrossing, and prolix as the opening opus, Fall of Giants. . . . Rife with plot lines, interpersonal intrigue, sweeping historical flourishes, and an authentic and compelling cast, this is a tale of dynamic characters struggling to survive during one of the world’s darkest periods.”
—Publishers Weekly 
“Follett does a masterful job of capturing the highs and lows of an extraordinary bloody time.”
—The Associated Press
“What [Follett] knows how to do is put readers’ hearts in throats . . .”
The New York Times 

“Follett never lets the action lag as he adeptly ties together all the sweeping economic, cultural, political, and social transformations of the entire era.”
“Follett’s storytelling is unobtrusive and workmanlike . . . he spins a reasonable and readable yarn that embraces dozens of characters and plenty of Big Picture history.”
Kirkus Reviews
“Abandon your normal activities for a couple of days when you crack this one open, because you’re likely to get hooked like a Copper River salmon.”
The Seattle Times
“This book is truly epic. . . . Follett is a master craftsman. He fills his pages with fascinating characters and then uses the great events of this time to make an exciting plot. He succeeds in every way possible.”
—The Huffington Post

Praise for Fall of Giants 
“It’s a book that will suck you in, consume you for days or weeks . . . then let you out the other side both entertained and educated.”
USA Today
“Meticulously researched and deftly weaves together historical fact, fictional characters and engrossing storytelling.”
—The Associated Press
“A tireless storyteller . . . grippingly told, and readable to the end.”
The New York Times Book Review 
“Suspenseful, tightly constructed, sharply characterized, plot-driven . . . some of the biggest-picture fiction being written today.”
The Seattle Times 
“Lively and entertaining.”
The Washington Post 
“Epic yarns in prose.”
The Wall Street Journal 

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