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Edge of Eternity : The Century Trilogy : Book 3 - Ken Follett

Edge of Eternity

The Century Trilogy : Book 3

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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.

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  • Captures time and place (5)
  • Educational (3)
  • Interesting characters (3)
  • Well written (3)

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4.0

I am a prolific reader of Ken Follett

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Pros

  • Captures Time And Place
  • Easy To Understand
  • Educational
  • Great For Anyone
  • Interesting Characters
  • Intro To History
  • Original Story
  • Well Written

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    Comments about Edge of Eternity:

    ken Follett's style of taking history and developing a family story within it always makes for very interesting and educational reading

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    3.0

    The trilogy is wrapped up

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    • Captures Time And Place
    • Interesting Characters

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      Comments about Edge of Eternity:

      For the Follett diehards.

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      5.0

      Great read, disappointing price!

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          The novel was awesome!

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          5.0

          Everyone should read and enjoy

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          from St George

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          Pros

          • Captures Time And Place
          • Educational
          • Fantastic Read
          • Great Way To Read History
          • Well Written

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            Great way to buy books and the reviews are helpful

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            5.0

            A fantastic trilogy

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            from Adelaide

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            • Captures Time And Place
            • Interesting Characters
            • Well Written

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              Comments about Edge of Eternity:

              A fabulous story, but don't leave too long a period between reading the books as you may forget the characters as I have!

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              4.0

              Did not disappoint.

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              • Captures Time And Place
              • Easy To Understand
              • Educational

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                Comments about Edge of Eternity:

                Strongly recommend reading first two books in this trilogy to gain maximum impact. Having experienced the Sixties first hand it was great to relive all this history with new and in depth knowledge. Couldn't put it down.

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                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 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

                Ken Follett

                Ken Follett was only twenty-seven when he wrote The Eye of the Needle, the award-winning novel which became an international bestseller and a distinguished film. Before that he had been a newspaper reporter and a publishing executive after studying philosophy at University College, London. He has since written eleven equally successful novels and the non-fiction bestseller On Wings of Eagles. He lives with his family in London and Hertfordshire.

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                ISBN: 9780230710160
                ISBN-10: 0230710166
                Series: The Century Trilogy
                Audience: General
                Format: Hardcover
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 1024
                Published: 16th September 2014
                Publisher: Pan Macmillan
                Country of Publication: AU
                Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 16.2  x 7.0
                Weight (kg): 1.22