Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants is on sale today
Fall of Giants, the first in Ken Follett’s The Century Trilogy, is one of the treasures languishing in my overloaded TBR folder, and, if it isn’t in yours, today is the day to consider adding it — the Kindle edition is on sale for $1.99 (USD), a savings of $8.00!
The historical epic is also available in mass market paperback. All three are available as a set (current price $30.97/USD), while the second and third books, Winter of the World and Edge of Eternity are available at their list prices, $9.99 and $18.99 (USD), respectively.
I’ve been saving the series for a day when I’ve got plenty of time to devote to it, because this series is as lengthy as the earlier Pillars of the Earth series. But, I’ve always found Follett’s fiction to be worth the investment.
Description: Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins, as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage.
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.…
About the author: Ken Follett was only twenty-seven when he wrote the award-winning EYE OF THE NEEDLE, which became an international bestseller. His celebrated PILLARS OF THE EARTH was voted into the top 100 of Britain’s best-loved books in the BBC’s the Big Read and the sequel, WORLD WITHOUT END, was published in Autumn 2007. He has since written several equally successful novels including, most recently, WHITEOUT. He is also the author of non-fiction bestseller ON WINGS OF EAGLES. He lives with his family in London and Hertfordshire.
Sis has read, and recommends, all of these.
REMINDER: Today is the last day to enter for a chance to win the ultimate Lucy Maud Montgomery collection, including the Anne of Green Gables books! The winner will be selected this evening, after 8 p.m. CDT.