Sunday, December 4, 2016

A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Gabaldon

I had 3 books left in this series to read and decided to make Outlander my holiday season reading.  I haven't read one since December last year and into January.  It's amazing how once you start this series, you just fall right back in with the characters like long lost friends.  This isn't a series for everyone - one of the students saw the book on my desk and said, "Woe!  That is bigger than the Bible!"  Multiply that times 8 and you have the series.  It's a commitment, but it's just so good! :)

Summary from amazon:
This sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time. A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire.

The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest.

With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence—with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports Jamie’s death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.

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