Winter of the World: The Century Trilogy 2

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Pan Macmillan UK, Oct 1, 2012 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil steps her mother's formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student son, Lloyd, who soon learns for himself the brutal reality of Nazism. He also encounters a group of Germans resolved to oppose Hitler - but are they willing to go so far as to betray their country? Such people are closely watched by Volodya, a Russian with a bright future in Red Army Intelligence. The international clash of military power and personal beliefs that ensues will sweep over them all as it rages from Cable Street in London's East End to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, from Spain to Stalingrad, from Dresden to Hiroshima. At Cambridge Lloyd is irresistibly drawn to dazzling American socialite Daisy Peshkov, who represents everything his left-wing family despise. But Daisy is more interested in aristocratic Boy Fitzherbert - amateur pilot, party lover and leading light of the British Union of Fascists. Back in Berlin, Carla worships golden boy Werner from afar. But nothing will work out the way they expect as their lives and the hopes of the world are smashed by the greatest and cruellest war in the history of the human race.

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Compelling sequel with solid character development. - Goodreads
Argh...Follett's writing just gets worse and worse. - Goodreads
Follett is masterful in his storytelling, as usual. - Goodreads
Plot twists and turns are too formulaic. - Goodreads
I found this book easy to read despite its size. - Goodreads
I enjoyed this book for it's depiction of the times. - Goodreads

Review: Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Lauren Maiolo - Goodreads

I definitely enjoyed the book but felt that the writing started to take a turn towards the end. Story lines became less believable and main characters acted uncharacteristically of themselves (Maud fell in love with the young Nazi..really?!). Read full review

Review: Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Sue - Goodreads

I read this without reading the first one of the series but didn't feel that I had missed out on any of the plot. I think Ken Follett is a great story teller and I loved Pillars of the Earth. I did ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Ken Follett was twenty-seven when he wrote Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller that became an international bestseller. After writing several more successful thrillers he surprised everyone with The Pillars of the Earth, about the building of a cathedral in the Middle Ages, which continues to captivate millions of readers all over the world. The long-awaited sequel, World Without End, was a number one bestseller in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain and France. Fall of Giants, the first bestselling book in the Century trilogy is followed by this, The Winter of the World.

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