Fire & Steel: A Generation Rising by Gerald N. Lund

2015 will be busy with book reviews so to start if off right, here is a fabulous book by one of my favorite authors...
Fire and Steel
Volume One: A Generation Rising
by Gerald N. Lund

 About: The strongest steel is forged in the hottest flames. From master storyteller Gerald N. Lund comes a new blockbuster series chronicling the lives of two families who will face some of the most turbulent times in history as they are tried to their very cores. Will they be tempered and strengthened by the hammering blows, will they bend to the point of breaking, or will they completely shatter? As volume one begins, life could not be more promising for the Eckhardts. They finally have a son, Hans, the male heir they have longed for and a child of such brilliance and promise that his success seems certain. But as youthful Hans’s ambition takes him away from his family and their small Bavarian village, the winds of unrest in Europe are about to erupt into the greatest war the world has ever known. Kicking off a story that will cross generations—and continents—the Eckhardts must brace themselves to weather the storms and turmoil that lie ahead. Only through sheer determination and fortitude will they be able to pass through the refiner’s fire and come out stronger and more united than ever before.

About the Author:
Elder Gerald N. Lund received his B.A. and M.S. degrees in sociology from Brigham Young University. He served for thirty-five years in the Church Educational System, and he served as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy from 2002 to 2008. He is a prolific and bestselling author of both fiction and nonfiction and is best known for his historical novels, including The Work and the Glory series, Fire of the Covenant, The Kingdom and the Crown series, and The Undaunted. He and his late wife, Lynn, are the parents of seven children.

In my opinion:
I reviewed the Fire and Steel series, “A Generation Rising,” by Gerald N. Lund. I was really excited to read this book, after reading several of Gerald Lund’s novels, including the Work and the Glory series. My expectations were met and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. This particular series will develop through 60 years, across both World Wars and the Great Depression. A Generation Rising follows the story of the Eckhardts; a family in southern Germany on the brink of World War I. Through out the story the family learns to cope with trials, successes, and struggles. The Eckhardts have a brilliant son whose achievements seem certain. But as Han’s ambition takes him away from his family and small Bavarian village, the greatest war the world has ever known will be presenting itself as a reality.  I highly recommend this book because it is captivating and one that I personally couldn’t put down! I’m looking forward to reading Volume two. 

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