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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....
"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
Amazing detail, makes you feel like you are actually there
I love the details in this book, makes you think and imagine.
Great page turner
I just love these books! This is the second on of the Outlander sequel.
If you are a fan of the Starz TV show, you'll love the books!
An enganging next chapter in the series
Print wasnt too small, nice cover.
I re read regularly just replacing my copy. Enjoy it greatly.
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.
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....
Too small to read but story is exceptional
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 ;)
Am enjoying it very much
It is entertaining and very easy to read.
So much in these books. Can't put them down
I can't put it down
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
Dragon Fly In Amber
ISBN: 9780385302319 ISBN-10: 0385302312 Series: Outlander Audience:
Number Of Pages: 743 Published: 1st August 1992 Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.7
Weight (kg): 1.11
Edition Number: 1