Sunday, January 4, 2015

Dragonfly in Amber by Gabaldon

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This is the second book in the Outlander series.  I recommend this series only to my friends that are dedicated readers.  It's a great series, but the books are long (700 to 900 pages) and there are lots of characters and family lines to keep up with.  Not trying to discourage, just being honest.  It's not a light read, but it's worth it! :)  There are 8 books in this series and I think I am going to read two, take a break and read other stuff and then read 2 more...

Summary from dianagabaldon.com:
DRAGONFLY IN AMBER is the second novel in the main OUTLANDER series. The book carries on the story begun in OUTLANDER, but begins with a brief framing story set in 1968, in which Claire Randall visits a young Oxford don named Roger MacKenzie in Inverness, in search of answers for her daughter, Brianna. Her request is unusual; she has a list of names, Jacobite soldiers who fought with Prince Charles Edward Stuart’s army, who took part in the disastrous battle at Culloden in 1746. What happened to these men, she asks, following the battle? Roger is surprised at her intensity, but intrigued at her question—and intrigued even more by her red-haired daughter. The answer to Roger’s search leads all three to an unexpected grave—and to a revelation that will turn all their lives inside-out.
Claire tells Roger and Brianna what happened during the year before the Stuart Rising: the political intrigues, the chain of spying, betrayal, and murder that led her and her husband James Fraser from the court of Louis XV to the windswept moors of the Scottish Highlands and the blood-soaked ground of Culloden. The horrifying trap of circumstance and honor that sent her back to the future—and the present set of circumstances that have led her to her quest, and to a still more shocking revelation.

1 comment:

Vader's Mom said...

I haven't made it past the first chapter in the first book - But I'm a moody reader and have to catch myself when the time is right. I promise to give these a go again.