Publication Order of Apples Carstairs Books
|The Big Needle||(1974)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Big Black||(1974)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Big Hit||(1974)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Piers Roper Books
Publication Order of Pillars Of The Earth Books
|The Pillars of Earth||(1989)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|World Without End||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Century Trilogy Books
|Fall of Giants||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Winter of the World||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|Amok: King of Legend||(1976)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Modigliani Scandal||(1976)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Mystery Hideout||(1976)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Power Twins||(1976)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Paper Money||(1977)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Capricorn One||(1978)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Eye of the Needle||(1978)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Heist of the Century||(1978)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Triple||(1979)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Key to Rebecca||(1980)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Man from St. Petersburg||(1982)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|On Wings of Eagles||(1983)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Lie Down with Lions||(1986)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Night Over Water||(1991)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Dangerous Fortune||(1993)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Place Called Freedom||(1995)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Third Twin||(1996)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Hammer of Eden||(1998)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Code to Zero||(2000)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Jackdaws||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Hornet Flight||(2002)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Whiteout||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Ken Follett Biography:
Born in Cardiff, Wales on June 5, 1949 Ken Follett is Welch thriller and historical-fiction writer. As a child, Follett’s strict and religious parents barred him and his three siblings from watching movies or television. Consequently, Follett developed an early affinity to reading that carried throughout his teenage years. Despite his love for words, Follett was never a good student until he began attending private school in London. After high school, Follett was admitted to the University College in London where he majored in philosophy and became actively enamored and involved in left-center politics.
At the young age of nineteen, Follett became engaged to his first wife and celebrated the birth of a son Emanuele later that year. Upon graduation from the University College London, Follett pursued a career in journalism as a entry-level reporter in his hometown of Cardiff. Follett would later return to his college city as a reporter for a local newspaper However, Follett did not enjoy his job and decided to pursue a career in publishing. It was during this career path that Follett began to write. What started as a hobby on weekends and nights soon turned into a passion.
Follett’s passion for politics reached their apex in the 1970s when he became heavily involved in the British Labour Party. While volunteering and campaigning for the party, Ken Follett met Barbara Broer who would become his second wife after their marriage in 1984. Barbara became a House of Parliaments member 1997 and served in public office until choosing not to run for reelection in 2010. Follett is supporter of the labour party and donates not only his time but also his money to their campaigns. When not writing Ken can be found on the political talk show circuit drumming up support for the Labour Party
Ken Follett’s books have reached international acclaim and have sold hundreds of million of copies of his novels worldwide. Many have received awards and recognition from publishing committees worldwide . Additionally, four of Follett’s novels have been recognized as the number one New York Times bestselling book. Follett made his first appearance as an author in 1978 when he published Eye of the Needle. The book won numerous awards and was made into a film. Many of his novels are written on historical events including the Iranian Revolution, World War II, the Cold War, and medieval times. All of his books include the intrigue, suspense, and romance found in the best page-turning novels today.
Currently, Follett is working on a book entitled The Century Trilogy. This book will tell readers the entire history of the twentieth scenery through the eyes of five families: An American, English, German, Russian, and Welsh family. Each of these three novels will focus on a different event in world history.
Several of Follett’s novels, World Without End, Pillars of the Earth and Journey Into the Dark Ages have been made into successful television mini-series. Additionally, a number of Follett’s book have been made into or are in the process of being made into films. Follett himself has even made small cameo appearances in several of the productions.
Combining Follett’s historical knowledge with his enticing prose, readers were instantly intrigued by his first novel released in 1978. This novel entitled Eye of the Needle is based off of Operation Fortitude, an allied military operation during World War II, the goal of the operation was to convince the German military that D-Day landings were going to occur at a location other than normandy. To fool the Germans, the allied troops created a fictitious army group that staged landing fake tanks ad buildings in Calais instead of Normandy. The novel follows Henry Faber a German spy who is the only remaining spy not captured by the allied troops. Faber discovers that the allies have used subterfuge to trick the Germans. The British intelligence specialists discover that Faber has determined the ruse and try to capture him before he can reach Germany to alert his superiors. This excellent novel follows Faber as he attempts to reach Germany before D-Day and includes an unlikely hero who saves the day. This novel was Follett’s breakthrough into the writing industry and received critical acclaim when it was awarded the 1979 Edgar Award for best novel. In 1981, the book was made into a film starring Donald Sutherland.
The following year, Ken released his second novel entitled Triple. In the first few pages of the book the reader learns that the year is 1968 and there is a secret arms race occurring in the Middle East. Middle Eastern countries are on the verge of building a nuclear bombs and each country is vying to be the first. As spies from all sides attempt to give their country an advantage by stealing information, Israel attempts an operation to capture nuclear material in an effort to be number one. In a fast paced and riveting prose, Follett takes the reader on a ride throughout the Middle East as countries attempt to stop the Israelis. In writing this book, Follett openly admits to being worried about his audience’s reaction to the novel. Often an author’s second novel is nowhere near as successful as his first. However, Follett used his patented “faction” writing style of combining fact and fiction to create another best seller.
With the release of both these early books, Follett knew that he could be a successful writer. In the years since, readers have been exposed to well-over fifty books written by Follett with many more yet to come. Most of Follett’s novels can be read as stand alone books; however, several have been written as a series. No matter which type of book you read, you can expect excellent writing, well developed characters, and suspense on every page. Best of all, Ken Follett does a masterful job of combining historical facts with his own fiction to create compelling novels. With so many of Follett’s novels on international best seller lists, readers can rest assured that no matter which novel they read first they are sure to be satisfied.