I am glad I read this book. After laying my hands on Disciples of Fortune, I was looking for a compelling historical saga with a similar outreach. However, I doubted Fall of the Giants when my friend suggested it to me. I had fantasy in mind. But it turned out to be something else. It is rare to find such complete story, a historical saga that fits the genre in every sense of the word---involving many countries and continents and taking on the history-rich last century with all its complexities in what may be considered an effortless manner.Plain great.