From the author of Outlander... a magnificent epic that once again sweeps us back in time to the drama and passion of 18th-century Scotland...For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland's majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones...about a love that transcends the boundaries of time...and about James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his ....Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire's spellbinding journey of self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris court of Charles Stuart ...in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising...and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves....
Time-traveler Claire Randall returns to 18th-century Scotland in this compulsively readable sequel to Outlander. (Dec.). -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.
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1 . Excellent!!!!
Posted November 23, 2010 by clspisti , Red Lion PAI read Outlander and have immediately gone on to the sequels. The characters are wonderful. I read them for hours on end to the neglect of everything else and cannot wait to see what happens next.
2 . Only in US Eh!
Posted February 27, 2010 by Beverly Atterbury , St. Catharines ON CANADAUnfortunately this book is available to "US only", as are the majority of her books. I have her books in hard cover, but it is a huge disappointment not to be able to add them to my e-book collection.
3 . Diana Gabaldon still has it!
Posted September 10, 2009 by Sara , Yreka, CAThe book is a slight hard to follow if you aren't in it. I read it and put it down for awhile and read it again. I had to start over. If you stay in the book, you wont regret it. A GREAT READ!
July 29, 2001
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Excerpt from Dragonfly in Amber (The Outlander Series: #2) by Diana Gabaldon
"It's only the English who are hunting Charles Stuart. It will be the English, and the clans as well, who hunt me. I am a traitor twice over, a rebel and a murderer. Claire..." Jamie paused, rubbing a hand across the back of his neck, then said gently, "Claire, I am a dead man."
The tears were freezing on my cheeks, leaving icy trails that burned my skin.
"No," I said again, but to no effect.
"I'm no precisely inconspicuous, ye ken," he said, trying to make a joke of it as he ran a hand through the rusty locks of his hair. "Red Jamie wouldna get far, I think. But you..." He touched my mouth, tracing the line of my lips. "I can save you, Claire, and I will. That is the most important thing. But then I shall go back ' for my men."
"The men from Lallybroch But how "
Jamie frowned, absently fingering the hilt of his sword as he thought.
"I think I can get them away. It will be confused on the moor, wi' men and horses moving to and fro, and orders shouted and contradicted; battles are verra messy affairs. And even if it's known by then what I ' what I have done," he continued, with a momentary catch in his voice, "there are none who would stop me then, wi' the English in sight and the battle about to begin. Aye, I can do it," he said. His voice had steadied, and his fists clenched at his sides with determination.
"They will follow me without question ' God help them, that's what's brought them here! Murtagh will have gathered them for me; I shall take them and lead them from the field. If anyone tries to stop me, I shall say that I claim the right to lead my own men in battle; not even Young Simon will deny me that."
He drew a deep breath, brows knit as he visualized the scene on the battlefield come morning.
"I shall bring them safely away. The field is broad enough, and there are enough men that no one will realize that we havena but moved to a new position. I shall bring them off the moor, and see them set on the road toward Lallybroch."
He fell silent, as though this were as far as he had thought in his plans.
"And then " I asked, not wanting to know the answer, but unable to stop myself.
"And then I shall turn back to Culloden," he said, letting out his breath. He gave me an unsteady smile. "I'm no afraid to die, Sassenach." His mouth quirked wryly. "Well ... not a lot, anyway. But some of the ways of accomplishing the fact..." A brief, involuntary shudder ran through him, but he tried to keep smiling.