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The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
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Mar 25, 12

Recommended to Mike by: Summer
Recommended for: anybody who is not a hermit
Read from March 04 to 25, 2012 — I own a copy, read count: 1

I really enjoyed the pace of this volume. Gabaldon spends hundreds of pages describing a few days and shows how one day can have the same burgeoning momentum as the bloody campaigns of previous volumes. And yet the intrigue still builds to a climax, or rather a lot of those, but nonetheless reveals even more about family relationships. It's quite revealing to see myself in all of them in some form or fashion. And I can't help but appreciate little Jemmy as a great source of comedic inspiration as the worries of the adults get heavier with impending war. It will be interesting to see how Jamie's clan fits into a more well-known part of history (for me and the average American at least). Also, how can you not love a hero who can fight anyone AND settle a dispute over the best BBQ style.
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Brenda You are really getting through these fast! Are you reading on your commuter train? This is the one that is the hardest to get through for most of us, but it has tons of foundation for the books that follow after.

Summer Not the commuter train, he just is focused and on top of that reads fast.

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