“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
“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.”
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.”
"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.”
"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.
Praise for Fall of Giants
“Just as potent, engrossing, and prolix as the opening opus, Fall of Giants. [Follett’s] dedication and ability to keep so many plots spinning while delivering a story that educates, entertains…Will leave fans eagerly awaiting the trilogy’s crowning capstone."
“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.”
— 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