The Fiery Cross (Outlander #5)
I've loved the Outlander books for a while, in spite of their fragmented nature and sometimes convoluted story lines, but this time even the most dedicated fan w...more
Wow! There are so many major things that happen in this book and one extremely shocking event. I just couldn't believe that Diana Gabladon did that to Roger and while she set up things nicely, it was still incompr...more
Only Recommended for Absolute Die-Hard Fans
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I absolutely LOVE these books. This installment was no exception.....
I found that this installment had so many deep emotional scenes, that when i finished, I felt that i had connected to the characters, emotionally, more then ever before.
Starting with The Gathering, when Jamie calls his people out, and they all hold hands. The wedding scene between Roger and Brianna was both hilarious and touching. The various incidents at the Gathering really set...more
The Outlander books are set in the 1700s. They start off in Scotland, but later travel to Paris, Jamaica and the American Colonies.
Claire and Jamie, the book's two main characters are fantastic. They're deep, smart and action-oriented, yet very real. As their relationship evolves over the series of books, it evolves realistically. They...more
In some places I wanted to hurry through the details and get to the heart of the story, and other places I savored every word. That's the beauty of her writing, you have to read every word, absorb every detail because it will come back (mayb...more
*** So, I fell in love with Jamie and Claire all over again. This book gave me what Drums of Autumn did not, and that was many tender, passionate moments between them. As usual, JF had poetic and epic quotes that made me feel all warm, fuzzy and sad that I don't have a Jamie Fraser! I didn't find it boring at all. I enjoyed the slower pace, and reading about their life on Fraser's Ridge. I also enjoyed the mome...more
Just as great, the second time around! Maybe even better! I feel a little more settled from this read-though, because I know the answers to some of my earlier questions
Claire never did find out who the man was that had been tickling and rubbing her feet at Jocasta/Duncan's wedding, but I am pretty sure that it was Wylie.
I'll be doing a reread of Breath of Snow and Ashes at some point this year. Since these books take so long to read and I am starting to fall...more
Jamie and Claire's story is still captivating. Roger and Brianna...well, I'm not sure why he goes through so much trouble. Brianna can pitch a fit faster than just about a...more
Gabaldon, Diana - 5th in series
The Fiery Cross, the eagerly awaited fifth volume in this remarkable, award-winning series of historical novels. The year is 1771, and war is approaching. Jamie Fraser’s wife has told him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy – a time-traveller’s certain knowledge. To break his oath to the Crown will brand him a traitor; to keep it is certain doom. Jamie Fraser stands in the shadow of the fiery c...more
There was not a lot of plot development in this book. The major events being the battle at Alamance, which Brianna, Clare, and Roger were not aware of...more
It starts out at the "Gathering" where many of the Scots come together every year. We meet a lot of interesting characters, some that will play bigger parts in this book and the next.
Jamie is summoned to gather his men to fight the "Regulators", but Jamie knows he has to walk a fine line between the English rule/Regulators. He knows that war is coming and this time he will be on the winning side.
At the same time, the Ridge is growing with new tenan...more
Note - if you want to listen to this or any other Diana Gabaldon books, DO NOT get the abridged version. I listened to this unabridged - 48 CD's worth - but it is worth it! Davina Porter is...more
There are some really funny parts in this book. Brianna singing the Yogi Bear song.....hehehe
There are also mistakes in this book. Lots of them. Where is the proofreader? Claire is talking about the opal in one part towards the end. She tells us that an Indian woman gave her the opal...more
Crossing the boundaries of genre with its unrivalled storytelling, Diana Gabaldon’s new novel is a gift both to her millions of loyal fans and to the lucky readers who have yet to discover her.
In the ten years since her extraordinary debut novel, Outlander, was published, beloved author Diana Gabaldon has entertained scores of readers with her heart-stirring stories and remarkable characters. The four volumes of her bestselling saga, featuring eighteenth-century Scotsman James Fraser and his t
Gabaldon says that the research requires that it take about three years for her to write a book in the series and have published. These days she has also spun off the "Lord John" series, set in the...more
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