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Dragonfly in Amber : Outlander Series : Book 2 - Diana Gabaldon

Dragonfly in Amber

Outlander Series : Book 2

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Published: 2nd November 1993
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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....

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Dragonfly in Amber
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

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100%

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Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (10)
  • Engaging story (10)
  • Interesting characters (9)
  • Original plot (9)
  • Well written (9)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Older readers (6)
  • Gift (5)
  • Travel reading (3)
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5.0

addictive

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Story
  • Interesting Characters
  • Original Plot
  • Sexy
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about Dragonfly in Amber:

    Dragonfly in Amber is the second book in the Outlander series by American author, Diana Gabaldon. The novel starts in 1968 with Boston surgeon Claire Randall and her twenty year old daughter Brianna, visiting Roger McKenzie, the adopted son of Rev. Reginald Wakefield. Claire tells Roger she is after information about men from Lallybroch who died at Culloden, but it is soon apparent that she has brought Brianna to Scotland to tell her the story of her true father, Jamie Fraser.

    From there, the story takes up where it left off in Outlander (Cross Stitch), with Claire and Jamie in Paris doing their best to surreptitiously subvert the cause of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Claire's knowledge of what happens at Culloden Field is their impetus: they feel compelled to try to save the Highlanders from their awful fate. But can they really change history? Their quest takes them to Paris, to Spain, to Edinburgh, to Stirling and to the Highlands.

    Liberally sprinkled through this generous serve of Scottish history are the minutiae of everyday life amongst the wealthy in Paris as well as the gritty details of battle and war. This instalment sees many assaults and murders, duelling, Jamie in the Bastille, friends ending each other's lives, a dramatic rescue, a revenge killing, a wedding, several pregnancies, and a bit of witchery. Gabaldon's plot has a few twists to keep the pages turning and enough loose ends to draw the reader into the next book, Voyager.

     
    5.0

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging Story
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel Reading

      Comments about Dragonfly in Amber:

      The next installment to the Outlander and what a read...so good could not put it down..lots of twists and turns gripping and so throughly enjoyable....

       
      4.0

      Too small to read but story is exceptional

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      from Brisbane, Australia

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Engaging Story
      • Interesting Characters
      • Original Plot
      • Sexy
      • Well Written

      Cons

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          Comments about Dragonfly in Amber:

          I've become an everyday reader because of this series of books. I would highly recommend them but may I suggest the bigger version of this book? I wasn't aware that I ordered for the smaller size and was quite surprised when it came. I had to get a second copy, this time a larger book as the small print was giving me a headache.
          Story is very good and would highly recommend it. Very engaging, it is very hard to put the book down. You have been warned ;)

           
          4.0

          Am enjoying it very much

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          from Sydney

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          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Engaging Story
          • Interesting Characters
          • Original Plot
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              Comments about Dragonfly in Amber:

              It is entertaining and very easy to read.

               
              5.0

              Great story

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              from Brisbane, AU

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              Pros

              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Engaging Story
              • Interesting Characters
              • Original Plot
              • Well Written

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift
                • Older Readers
                • Younger Readers

                Comments about Dragonfly in Amber:

                So much in these books. Can't put them down

                 
                4.0

                I can't put it down

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                from Melbourne Victoria

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                • Engaging Story
                • Interesting Characters
                • Original Plot
                • Well Written

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift
                  • Older Readers

                  Comments about Dragonfly in Amber:

                  This book provides me with additional details of the story of Claire Randall, which is the main caracter in the television series "Outlander"
                  I am enjoying the book immensely and looking forward to buying the other books by this author

                   
                  5.0

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                  from Adelaide, AU

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                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Engaging Story
                  • Interesting Characters
                  • Original Plot
                  • Well Written

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Older Readers

                    Comments about Dragonfly in Amber:

                    Book 2 in the Outlander saga and another wonderful read. The story starts out in the present so many may be confused butjust keep reading. Definitely not a short book.

                     
                    5.0

                    Best books I've read in Years

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                    from Queensland

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                    Pros

                    • Deserves Multiple Readings
                    • Engaging Story
                    • Interesting Characters
                    • Original Plot
                    • Sexy
                    • Tear Jerker
                    • Well Written

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift
                      • Older Readers

                      Comments about Dragonfly in Amber:

                      Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series are the best books I've read in years. Haven't got enough time to read? You'll MAKE time to read these - Forget night-time television, just give me the Dragonfly in Amber!I've already recommended it to evryone I know.

                       
                      5.0

                      difficult to put down

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                      from Melbourne

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                      • Deserves Multiple Readings
                      • Engaging Story

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                        • Gift
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                        • Travel Reading
                        • Younger Readers

                        Comments about Dragonfly in Amber:

                        loved this book can't wait to read the next one.

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

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                        • Deserves Multiple Readings
                        • Interesting Characters
                        • Original Plot

                        Cons

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                            Comments about Dragonfly in Amber:

                            The book was a replacment for one lost by a friend. I chose the book and selected the cover that matched my set, when it arrived it was not the one shown on the net.

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                            Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves. The Arizona Republic A triumph! A powerful tale layered in history and myth. I loved every page. Nora Roberts Compulsively readable. Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition."

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                            ISBN: 9780440215622
                            ISBN-10: 0440215625
                            Series: Outlander
                            Audience: General
                            Format: Paperback
                            Language: English
                            Number Of Pages: 947
                            Published: 2nd November 1993
                            Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
                            Country of Publication: US
                            Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.4  x 4.3
                            Weight (kg): 0.43