edge of ETERNITY is the sweeping, passionate conclusion to Ken Follett’s phenomenal historical epic, The Century Trilogy.
throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined households American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they arrive to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the large social, political, and financial turmoil of the Nineteen Sixties throughout the Eighties, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile quandary, presidential impeachment, revolution and rock and roll.
East German teacher Rebecca Hoffman discovers she’s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act so that it will have an effect on her family for the rest of their lives. George Jakes, the infant of a combined-race couple, bypasses a corporate law profession to join Robert F. Kennedy’s Justice division, and finds himself in the heart now not handiest of the seminal occasions of the civil rights battle, but a much more non-public fight of his own. Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps on the likelihood to do some reputable and unofficial espionage for a result in he believes in, handiest to discover that the world is a way more unhealthy situation than he’d imagined. Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes a chief agent each for excellent and for sick as the us and the Soviet Union race to the brink of nuclear battle, while his twin sister, Tania, carves out a job with the intention to take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw and into history.
As always with Follett, the historic historical past is brilliantly researched and rendered, the motion quick-shifting, the characters wealthy in nuance and emotion. With the hand of a grasp, he brings us into a global we notion we knew however now won’t ever seem the same again.