Reader Review: This book was a terrific sequel. There were a lot of questions answered and Clair and Jamie are much more present in this book. For those who have read The Fiery Cross, this book is really better. Clair is being kidnapped and assaulted, she gets arrested for murder, Brianna is abducted and a lot more new and exiting adventures. I definitely recommend this book to everyone who has read the previous books by Diana Gabaldon.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's An Echo in the Bone .
Eagerly anticipated by her legions of fans, 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.
Since the initial publication of Outlander fifteen years ago, Diana Gabaldon’s New York Times bestselling saga has won the hearts of readers the world over — and sold more than twelve million books. Now, 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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|Title of eBook: A Breath of Snow and Ashes||Series: Claire and Jamie, , #6|
|Release Date: 09-27-2005|
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|Publisher: Random House, Inc.||Store Sales Rank: 12872|
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A Breath of Snow and Ashes
An Interrupted Conversation
The dog sensed them first. Dark as it was, Ian Murray felt rather than saw Rollo’s head lift suddenly near his thigh, ears pricking. He put a hand on the dog’s neck, and felt the hair there ridged with warning.
So attuned as they were to each other, he did not even think consciously, “Men,” but put his other hand to his knife and lay still, breathing. Listening.
The forest was quiet. It was hours ’til dawn and the air was still as that in a church, with a mist like incense rising slowly up from the ground. He had lain down to rest on the fallen trunk of a giant tulip tree, preferring the tickle of wood-lice to seeping damp. He kept his hand on the dog, waiting.
Rollo was growling, a low, constant rumble that Ian could barely hear but felt easily, the vibration of it traveling up his arm, arousing all the nerves of his body. He hadn’t been asleep–he rarely slept at night anymore–but had been quiet, looking up into the vault of the sky, engrossed in his usual argument with God. Quietness had vanished with Rollo’s movement. He sat up slowly, swinging his legs over the side of the half-rotted log, heart beating fast now.
Rollo’s warning hadn’t changed, but the great head swiveled, following something unseen. It was a moonless night; Ian could see the faint silhouettes of trees and the moving shadows of the night, but nothing more.
Then he heard them. Sounds of passage. A good distance away, but coming nearer by the moment. He stood and stepped softly into the pool of black under a balsam fir. A click of the tongue, and Rollo left o
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A great sixth installment!
October 18, 2009
Reviewer: A reader from Bradenton, FL US
This book was a terrific sequel. There were a lot of questions answered and Clair and Jamie are much more present in this book. For those who have read The Fiery Cross, this book is really better. Clair is being kidnapped and assaulted, she gets arrested for murder, Brianna is abducted and a lot more new and exiting adventures. I definitely recommend this book to everyone who has read the previous books by Diana Gabaldon.
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