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Winter of the World

What readers think

Some of the letters from readers who appreciated and enjoyed Winter of the World. These letters can also be found on the Fan Fare pages.

From: Alexander Gilder
Sent: Thursday 1 November, 2012

Mr. Follett,

I am currently working my way through ‘Winter of the World’ and would just like to say how engaging and amazing the novel is. If I had more time to do personal reading I would finish it in a matter of days. Seeing history through the eyes of a multitude of people from different lands is truly brilliant. I have just had to put down your book after finding out Daisy is in love with Lloyd because I have legal reading to do.

I read ‘Fall of Giants’ two years ago and couldn’t have asked for a better book. This trilogy is the kind which I don’t stop talking about to friends and is exactly what interests me. So thank you very much for such an enjoyable series and I cannot wait for part three.

Kind regards,

United States

From: Susan Hughes
Sent: Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed ‘Fall of Giants’ and ‘Winter of the World’. I read both so fast, I couldn’t put them down and even when I wasn’t reading the characters were in my mind. I also feel I have learned too, although I studied this period of history in school. Thanks for writing such fantastic books. I cannot wait for the third, so I hope you are busy writing!

Kind regards.
United Kingdom

From: Donna Nelson
Sent: Monday 12 November, 2012

Hi Ken, I read the last 50 pages of ‘Winter of the World’ slower, just so that it would last longer. Loved it. Cancel any planned leave and focus on the conclusion. You probably get a million e-mails like mine but I just wanted you to know that your talent makes my daily commute on the train something to look forward to. I wish your books would never end. Thank you from Down Under.


From: Janet Kuijper
Sent: Saturday 17 November, 2012

Just finished ‘Winter of the World’. I am in total awe of anybody who can write a novel but doing historical fiction is just a total gift. Loved the book. Loved the characters. Think this should be required reading for all US history students. Can’t wait for the next one! Thank you.

United States

From: Karl Turner
Sent: Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Hi Ken
Thank you for ‘Winter of the World’. It was a great read. It really gave me a visualization (via my imagination) of what it was like living at this time in history.

I am following your Facebook posts about where you are in the world promoting your book. Please stop doing this ! ! You don't need to promote something of such high quality. It speaks for itself. So please stop travelling and get back to writing the final part of this magnificent series. :-)

It will be a long year for me waiting for book 3.


From: Terry Brown
Sent: Sunday 25 November, 2012

I just finished reading ‘Winter of the World’ and cannot tell you how much I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I often find after reading such a suspenseful novel, I am at a loss because I want to read more. For that I will eagerly await your third novel in the Trilogy. It is so much easier to understand history when it is written in this form, your novels should be required reading for any high school history classes. I have read most of your other novels and am amazed with your abilities as a story teller. Please keep up the good work and your exceptional writings.


From: Lisa Ornstein
Sent: Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Just finished ‘Winter of the World’ and loved it can’t wait for the last one. When can we expect it? Your research is amazing. Congratulations on another great read.

Thank you

United States

From: Wolfgang Herzig
Sent: Monday 8 October, 2012

Dear Mr. Follett
I just finished ‘Winter of the World’. Like the first book in this series it was a page turner. It is amazing how you combined historic facts within the story of the families. After reading the fist book in this series I mentioned that I had the feeling I would read a modern version of ‘War & Peace’ — now I even are more of the same opinion.
What else can I say? A well written, interesting, awesome book.

Puerto Rico

From: Jennifer Fonseca
Sent: Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Dear Ken,
I just finished ‘Winter of the World’, and I have to say it has been an awesome experience. I have cried, laughed and felt helpless and overwhelmed with the joys and awful moments of all characters… it’s amazing how you make the reader felt part of the story and live it like its own. I loved the book and can’t wait for the next part… Thanks for these masterpiece and please keep writing. Good luck on your tour, with love from Spain.


From: Theresa
Sent: Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Dear Mr. Follett,
I just finished ‘Winter of the World’ and all I can think of to write is ‘Thank you and well done’. Reading this novel was extremely emotional, and rewarding.

Thank you,
United States

From: Jenniffer Lujano
Sent: Monday 22 October, 2012

Dear Mr. Follett,
I loved your book of ‘World Without End’ I thought that being only 14 years old I was not going to understand the whole context of the book, but actually I understood it very well and from the beginning I was attracted by it. For days I just wanted to read, as well as my friend who was reading the book at the same time as me. Every day we just talked about what had happened so far and gave our opinions of the situations the characters were facing.
I just can say: Excellent job!
And thank you!


These letters can also be found on the Fan Fare pages.