Fall of Giants

Book One of the Century Trilogy

By Ken Follett
(NAL Trade, Paperback, 9780451232571, 1008pp.)

Publication Date: August 30, 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback, Hardcover

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“Ken Follet has undertaken a massive task in writing the Century Trilogy. In Book One we follow five families - American, English, Welsh, Russian, and German -- from 1911 to 1924. Their lives are seamlessly entwined as we are taken through the Russian Revolution, World War 1, the women's suffrage movement, and beyond. The history is accurate, and the writing is excellent. This is story telling at its best. Be warned: This book is addictive, and you will not want to put it down!”
-- Douglas Westgate, Octavia Books, LLC, New Orleans


A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man's world in the mining pits; an American law student rejected by 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 readers 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 is the international bestselling author of suspense thrillers and the #1 bestseller The Pillars of the Earth, about the building of a cathedral in the Middle Ages, and its long-awaited sequel, World Without End, a blockbuster bestseller in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, and France.

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