FALL OF GIANTS.
This is a sweeping historical epic,
the first of a new trilogy.
Beginning in 1911, it spans
World War I and the years leading
up to it, including
the Russian Revolution.
Sorry, but there were just way too
many words here for me.
If I had not been listening to this novel
as a recorded book, I doubt I would have
gotten through it.
I wish the author had concentrated a
bit more on the characters' stories
and less on the political intrigues.
I found the love story between Lady Maude,
a rich British society woman,
and Walter, a German military attache,
the most compelling parts of the book.
My other big complaint is that there were just
too many convenient historical coincidences.
True, there are characters from Wales, England, Russia,
Germany, France and America, but how could
each of them always be at the forefront of
significant historical events?
Follet has set the stage for the trilogy's next
chapter which will deal with World War II.
Not sure if I'm up for it...