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.