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
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
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
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
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 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 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★
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
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.
"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
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
I would give this 6 stars if GR would allow it. Absolutely fell in love with the entire Fraser family all over again.
Claire goes through an awful lot. I don't want to add spoilers, but she should be more traumatized by the event. We know how Claire feels about Everything, and yet, she doesn't delve into, what for anyone, including Jamie, was something that required a lot of mental recovery.
And in that...more
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