- Author Ken Follett
One of Ken Follett’s epic sprawling saga’s begins with many different characters and families dealing with the descent into the First World War, the horrifying action itself, and the beginnings of the aftermath. I really enjoyed the soap opera style drama, who is in love with who, and how they twist in and out of each other’s lives.
I found the politics less interesting, but do applaud Follett for making it easy to follow - global conflict can’t always be explained so succinctly and thankfully it didn’t really halt the flow of the story.
The research that must have gone into this is huge, and it was fun to have real historical characters making an appearance here and there. Ultimately, really enjoyed it and can’t wait to read the second book of the trilogy.