It is the third book in the Century Trilogy, after Fall of Giants and Winter of the World. As the decisions made in the corridors of power bring the world to the brink of oblivion, five families from across the globe are brought together in an unforgettable tale of passion and conflict during the Cold War. When Rebecca Hoffmann, a teacher in East Germany, finds herself pursued by the secret police, she discovers that she has been living a lie. Her younger brother, Walli, longs to escape across the Berlin Wall to Britain to become part of the burgeoning music scene. n the United States, George Jakes, a bright young lawyer in the Kennedy administration, is a fierce supporter of the Civil Rights movement - as is the woman he is in love with, Verena, who works for Martin Luther King, Jr. Boarding a Greyhound bus in Washington to protest against segregation, they begin a fateful journey together. Russian activist, Tania Dvorkin, narrowly evades capture for producing an illegal news sheet. Her actions are made all the more perilous as her brother, Dimka, is a rising star in the heart of the Communist Party in the Kremlin. From the deep south of America to the vast expanses of Siberia, from the shores of Cuba to the swinging streets of Sixties' London, Edge of Eternity is a sweeping tale of the fight for individual freedom in a world gripped by the mightiest clash of superpowers anyone has ever known.
Ken Follett's Century Trilogy follows the fortunes of five intertwined families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they make their way through the twentieth century. It has been called "potent, engrossing" (Publishers Weekly) and "truly epic" (Huffington Post). USA Today said, "You actually feel like you’re there." Edge of Eternity, the finale, covers one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, encompassing civil rights, assassinations, Vietnam, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, 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 that will affect her family for generations… George Jakes, himself bi-racial, bypasses corporate law to join Robert F. Kennedy's Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle, but also a much more personal battle… Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is much more dangerous than he'd imagined… Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Khrushchev, becomes an agent for good and for ill as the Soviet Union and the United States race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tania, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw—and into history. These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as they add their personal stories and insight to the most defining events of the 20th century. From the opulent offices of the most powerful world leaders to the shabby apartments of those trying to begin a new empire, from the elite clubs of the wealthy and highborn to the passionate protests of a country's most marginalized citizens, this is truly a drama for the ages. With the Century Trilogy, Follett has guided readers through an entire era of history with a master's touch. His unique ability to tell fascinating, brilliantly researched stories that captivate readers and keep them turning the pages is unparalleled. In this climactic and concluding saga, Follett brings us into a world we thought we knew, but now will never seem the same again.
World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep, beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Now, Ken Follett takes readers on a new journey in Fall of Giants. This magnificent new historical epic, and the first novel in The Century Trilogy, traces the fortunes of five interrelated families-one American, one English, one Welsh, one Russian, and one German-as they are buffeted by the extraordinary events of World War I, the Russian Revolution, and the women's suffrage movement.
From Fear to Eternity: The Best of 1990–2010 - сборник композиций британской хэви-метал-группы Iron Maiden, состоящий из композиций с альбомов, выпущенных в период с 1990 по 2010 года. Был издан в 2011 году, как логическое продолжение предыдущего сборника Somewhere Back in Time: The Best of 1980—1989.Обложка сборника была разработана Мельвином Грантом и содержит отсылки к каждому из альбомов Iron Maiden периода 1990-2011 годов. На ней изображён Эдди в образе жнеца с обложки альбома Dance of Death на фоне горящего плетёного человека (отсылка к синглу «The Wicker Man») и танка (отсылка к альбому A Matter of Life and Death) с нанесённой на него гравировкой альбома The Final Frontier, дерево за спиной Эдди является отсылкой к альбому Fear of the Dark; крест, высеченный на нём, отсылка к The X Factor, надгробие в нижнем левом углу - к No Prayer for the Dying, а горящее здание с людьми - к Virtual XI.