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Preview — A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander #6)
THE SIXTH NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES - soon to be a major new TV series.
Their love has survived the test of time. But can it survive fate?
America, 1772. It is only a few years before the war of independence and the colony seethes with unrest. As battle lines are drawn up and loyalties tested, no one is safe in this new country.
Jamie Fraser receives a m
"AAAAHHHHHH!! What the?.....who the?....where the?"
"Stephanie wake up! It's Claire Fraser. What are you doing here? And should you be driving that contraption? You smell like a brewery!!"
"Oh Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ!....whaa....I'm not *hicup* a-saxtly sure how I ended up here. Oh look..hee...hee... I'm sitting on the time mower.....Kemper ish going to be sooo pissed at me, but what else is new?....haaaaaaaa!" *slowly sides off time mower in heap*
“Claire, what ha ...more
I love Jamie and Claire (not so much Roger and Brianna) and have been hooked since Outlander, but the series is floundering, and has ...more
What can I say that hasn't already been said about Diana Gabaldon and her fabulous Outlander books!!! This is yet another. Claire and Jamie's story continues here in the wilderness and growing new world of North Carolina. So many mysteries brought to the foreground in this episode, and many more laid out.
The American revolution is in full swing, and Jamie finds himself caught between a loyalty to his king and a betrayal he knows he ...more
Jamie and Claire are living in North Carolina. Their passion is still alive, their love is still true. I absolutely love this couple. Have loved watching them grow older together.
“Ye’ve no idea how lovely ye look, stark naked, wi’ the sun behin ...more
This book, this series, is a total love fest. You would have to love it to come this far in the series...and be dedicated to reading these long books. I'm always apprehensive to start one but when I do, I'm totally swept away and then I'm sooo sad when I'm finished!
As with all books in this series, DG packs an enormous amount of "happenings" into them and I actually had to take notes. But I'm not sure that I can really talk about them without spoiling something. Suffice it to say th ...more
I have spent the best part of a year listening to the Outlander series and honestly, by this point the books are just blending into one another. Most of the time the story isn't really a story so much as a container that holds a whole load of smaller stories, some resolved quickly, others left for later. If things slow down, one of the women gets kidnapped, raped or threatened with kidnap or rape, or all of the above. Which probably happened quite a b ...more
★★★★ ! Epic, breathtaking and absolutely sensational! So heart wrenching and filled with emotional angst. AMAZING!
If A Breath of Snow And Ashes (Outlander #6) was so magnificient, why didn't i rank this five stars? I would have, if it weren't for Bree and Roger. Allthough I find myself melting for Roger more and more we still have Bree. Theres nothing tangible I can say about her that is bothering me. It's just there. I don't like her presence, that's all. But...
Diana Gabaldon always manages to ...more
Gabaldon, Diana - 6th in series
The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest.
With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will ...more
The mind boggles at just how much history Gabaldon has written into this novel. While the Outlander series may seem to some as an over-written tome for Jamie Fraser hysterics, the dearth of American history enfolded is quite amazing. I have much admiration for the author. A hearty 4.5★
There is a lot going on here. SO MUCH GOING ON HERE. I've sort of learned to love Roger more, bu ...more
The 6th in the Outlander series started off a bit slow for me, but I was able to get sucked in once again. There is lots of romance and lots of drama on Fraser's Ridge as Jamie, Claire, family, and friends prepare themselves for the upcoming Revolutionary War.
And damn Diana for making me like Brianna after me being so annoyed with her in Fiery Cross. I am impressed when writers can turn your opinion around regarding characters.
The Wonders of the Eighteenth Century.
I'm not a historical reader, I prefer to move beyond the 21st century, in time travel. But, historical, is still interesting if done well, and in this it is done exceptional well.
Time travel, I love is the idea of time travel and in reading this mammoth book series I found between the time travel and Jaime, I am hooked.
The writing, well there is an air about the writing, that makes for a grand read. In this one, book 6 of 900 plus pages is were I fi ...more
" Give anything enough time, and everything is taken care of: all pain encompassed, all hardships erased, all loss subsumed.
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Remember, man, that thou art dust; and unto dust thou shall return.
And If Time is anything akin to God, I suppose that Memory must be the Devil"
More than ever, that remote clipping from a newspaper still feels like a guillotine looming over their heads...it's the curse of having a bunch of time-travelers in the family, not only for that but kn ...more
"Yes. I'll tell you the gory details later." -Claire Fraser
That little snippet of dialogue pretty much sums up this entire book. IT WAS FREAKING AWESOME! I admit that I really was starting to lose interest in this series after The Fiery Cross because it was just so boring, but this one really made up for it in SPADES. Oh, the drama! The scandal! The gossip! The sex scenes were better! The dialogue and jokes were better! At times, I felt ...more
I guess I understand the appeal of these books. She tells a "ripping yarn" even though it takes her waaaaaaaaaaay too long to get there. Her characters are memorable. She has interesting details (albeit far too many of them.)
Far from great writing, but it's a good page turner and I must say I had ...more
Second read ... March 2013
First listen ... 2013
Second listen ... Oct/Nov 2014
This was my second reading and the story and DG's writing continues to amaze me. While I remembered the major events from my first read, it was the seemingly smaller moments that stood out to me this time. The story is packed full of family, adventure, love, heartbreak, trials and the enduring passion that is Jamie & Claire.
I would give this 6 stars if GR would allow it. Absolutely fell in love ...more
It is extremely rare for me to not finish reading a book once I get started, however, I simply could not force myself to read the last third of this one. I feel guilty.
Sufro con los protagonistas y todos los personajes que los rodean. He de reconocer, que en varios momento de este libro lo he pasado muy mal. No tienen ni un momento de paz y tranquilidad.
No creo que tarde mucho en leer el próximo libro. Necesito saber como continúa la historia.
Esta saga es totalmente adictiva, si no has leído nada de ella ¿ A qué estas esperando?
There's the always preexisting, and having no end. There's the notion of being all powerful—because nothing can stand against time, can it? Not mountains, not armies.
And time is, of course, all-healing. Give anything enough time, and everything is taken care of: all pain encompassed, all hardships erased, all loss subsumed.
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Remember, man, that thou art dust; and unto dust thou shalt return.
And if Time is anything ...more
The Fiery Cross was hard to get through, and Diana Gabaldon really got back on track with this one. The pace and melodrama mixed in with a factual historical novel about the Revolutionary War makes this engaging, educational, and above all an entertaining and romantic re ...more
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And if time is anything akin to God, I suppose that memory must be the devil.”