Thursday, August 29, 2013

New Reads:

This week I'm reading the next installment of the Outlander series, The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon. The main characters are still living in pre-Revolutionary War America but war is definitely on the way. I think, at some point, they will end up traveling back to the present day (at least I want them to), so we'll see. I don't want to give too much of the story thus far away, so if you are making your way through the different books or planning on reading them, (and I highly suggest you do), it won't ruin it for you.

Here's what we're working with in this, the fifth book:

"The year is 1771, and war is coming. Jamie Fraser's wife tells him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy -- a time-traveler's certain knowledge. Born in the year of Our Lord 1918, Claire Randall served England as a nurse on the battlefields of World War II, and in the aftermath of peace found fresh conflicts when she walked through a cleft-stone on the Scottish Highlands and found herself an outlander, an English lady in a place where no lady should be, in a time -- 1743 -- when the only English in Scotland were the officers and men of King George's army.

Now wife, mother, and surgeon, Claire is still an outlander, out of place, and out of time, but now, by choice, linked by love to her only anchor -- Jamie Fraser. Her unique view of the future has brought him both danger and deliverance in the past; her knowledge of the oncoming revolution is a flickering torch that may light his way through the perilous years ahead -- or ignite a conflagration that will leave their souls in ashes.

Grand, sweeping, utterly unforgetable, Diana Gabaldon's new novel is riveting entertainment, a vibrant tapestry of history and human drama. Crossing the boundaries of genre with its unrivaled storytelling, The Fiery Cross is a gift both to her millions of loyal fans and to the lucky readers who have yet to discover her."

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