The Fiery Cross
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As for Roger, for a man that suffers long and repeated hardships all he seems to give a crap about is boning Bree. It's literally all he ever thinks about. He seems to have no other character traits other than the fact that he sings and is too unskilled to live in the 1700s. (less)
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 wo ...more
Listening to these audio books back to back, they are starting to run together. I think I mentioned this before, but it's like one big, ongoing Outlander movie or something. I don't know if what I listened to was something from the other book or vise versa.
Here's what I know. Everyone is living together at Fraser's Ridge. Jamie gets called into the army by the Governor and Roger is with him. There is some fighting but I think there is more to come.
And sweet baby Jesus ...more
The Fiery Cross is the fifth book in Arizona (woot) author Diana Gabaldon’s time-traveling historical fiction saga. I have enjoyed all the books up until this one, some with reservations, but still enjoyed. They all felt like they had strong backbones, and even though they were long, most of the stuff stuffed up in there had a point. Not so with this fucker.
Since the book is soooooo looooooong, I’m going to respond by being more concise than I w ...more
And so book 5 comes to an end. I started reading this series on June 16th and they have consumed me for all of my summer holidays. I swore I would take a break after each one but could not. They are long, they are detailed, all the names get a little confusing sometimes. I suppose I, myself, could be accused of jumping on the bandwagon, what with the TV series airing last night in the USA. Maybe so, but as I have had the books on my kindle and some of them in paperback for some time now (certain ...more
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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
This is a long meandering book that might have a plot. It establishes the family on Fraser’s Ridge and follows them for about a year. There are medical and military related story lines, and a lot happens in 1400 pages. Some highlights:
• Clare sets up a penicillin factory on the mountain.
• Jamie develops a foot fetish.
• Bree takes on the persona of the Professor on Gilligan's Island.
• The family seems to be an unhealthy obsession about knowing who Jemmy's biologica ...more
Reading along with the show but I fell behind— forgot how massive (but wonderfully written) these books are. Definitely have to finish this one and read the next to catch up... winter is a great time for big books!!
First read- 2008
Although I really do love this series-- but book 5 seemed to go on and on and on without really moving the story forward that much... certainly not 1,000 plus pages worth. That said, Gabaldon is a master at weaving characters, historical fiction detai ...more
No detail is too insignificant to include in this hefty tome. The plot itself - whatever tiny bit of it is there - is relegated to the back burner. The bulk of the pages seems to be taken over by the tedious depictions of breastfeeding and dirty diapers and then more breastfeeding and leaky breasts and diapers and more breastfeeding. And buried somewhere in the relentless onslaught of tedious minutia of the 18th century daily homesteading life there are hints o ...more
Anyone who knows me knows how much love I have for this series. I really enjoyed listening to this book. I have recently listened to the first four books in the series after having read them years earlier. This was the first time that I have experienced this book and I was a little nervous about listening to it instead of sitting down with a book but I think it worked out well in the end.
So much happens in this book! That is really kind of n ...more
The Fiery Cross is the fifth book in the Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Centered on time travelling 20th century doctor Claire Randall and her 18th century Scottish Highlander warrior husband Jamie Fraser, the books contain elements of historical fiction, romance, adventure and science fiction/fantasy.
Claire, the heroine of Outlander, figures in The Fiery Cross as a reluctant oracle and wife to Jamie Fraser, her 18th century partner, a ...more
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
Major Warning: If you have not read the four preceding books or if you have only watched the first three seasons of the television show..don't peek at this review. Spoliers are ahead
First a confession, I haven't read this book as many times as its ...more
Set during the early 1770’s Gabaldon expertly brings to life the colonial America setting perfectly.
Every aspect of day to day life is laid out with so much detail that the story’s main focus from the 20th century time travellers helps highlights even the small insignificant details and gives a fascinating contex ...more
Over last two years, I have devoured the first five books in this ...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
But despite that unbelivable character, the search for lost gold(always a favorite of mine) was lots of fun but the most fun was was when the villain(Stephen Bonnett) got shot in his hands and hopefully his groin !!
More than three years since I finished Drums of Autumn, I’ve finally finished The Fiery Cross. I have found that blogging and the general busyness of life have made it more challenging to commit to long books and these books are bigger than bricks! I started The Fiery Cross last year and ended up abandoning it about 400 pages in with the intention of picking it back up, but never found the motivation. I decided this year is the year I’m committing myself to these ...more
I kind of really wish these books were a lot smaller. They just take so much time to read and to absorb all of the information thrown at you. I need time to decide if I like the book, characters, storyline, and everything else. Also, things definitely dragged on. I didn't care about what the hell was happening for more than half of the book. It just seemed like I was reading so much unnece ...more
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