Live in the moment that changed everything. September 28 worldwide release of The Fall of the giants, the long-awaited novel by Ken Follett.
Ken Follett returns to the trilogy The Century, which combines the epic setting and human drama, a hallmark in his works, on a scale never before conceived, even by him.
With the same skill in their best-selling set in the Middle Ages, in The Century, follows the intertwined destinies of three generations of five families: one Welsh, one English, one Russian, one German and one American.
The first novel, The Fall of the giants, is framed in the crucial events of the First World War and the Russian Revolution. The following focuses on World War II and the third in the Cold War.
The Century tells essentially the twentieth century and allows first-person look at one of the most convulsive periods, violent and determinants of history.
An epic storyline and exciting, from Washington to St. Petersburg, the danger and darkness of the coal mines to the flashing lights of the mansions of the aristocracy. The scale of this journey through the twentieth century, where we meet the first generation of players:
- The Williams. Coal miners in Wales. David is a religious man, an active member of the mining union, strict and loving family. Billy and Ethel, their children, successfully fought for their rights and the emancipation of the working class and women.
- The Fitzherbert. English aristocrats. Count Fitzherbert, owner of the mines and heir of the great house Ty Gwyn is married to a Russian princess, Elizaveta, elitist and cruel. Maud Lady Fitzherbert is the sister of the count and very different from him. Advanced ideas, believes in democracy and universal suffrage.
- The Kostin. The Leonid Russian brothers Gregory and could not be more opposite. Grigori is serious and hardworking, Leonid, on the contrary, a libertine. But the two are joined by a cruel child.
- The Ulrich. German aristocrats very well connected. Robert works in the intelligence service of the Austrian General Staff.
- The Dewar. Members of the U.S. high society. Gus Dewar, son of Senator Cameron Dewar, is an advisor to President Wilson.