Reader Review: I am currently working on my second reading of the Outlander Series. It has been 7 years since I first read Dragonfly In Amber, and the second reading was just as entertaining as the first! This is not my favorite book in the series. There are a lot of politics that slow things down a bit. But overall, the book is very enjoyable. I have never been disappointed in Diana Gabaldon's work, and will continue to revisit her books over and over again!
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's Voyager .
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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|Title of Romance eBook: Dragonfly in Amber||Series: Claire and Jamie, , #2|
|Release Date: 10-26-2004|
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|Publisher: Random House Publishing Group|
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Dragonfly in Amber
"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
Title: Dragonfly in Amber
Average Customer Review:
Number of Comments: 4 Rating(s) 4 Review(s)
4 of 7 people found the following eBook Review Helpful
Not as good as the first...but still great!
March 26, 2010
Reviewer: A reader from University Place, WA US
Not as good as the first...but still great! I love the interaction between Claire and Jaime after all that time- and the introduction of Brianna is great. I was slightly confused at first with the lapse in time, but of coarse you begin to see how the story unravels!
a wonderful story to get caught up in
January 7, 2010
Reviewer: A reader from Australia
Not as engrossing as Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber still compels and whirls you into an enchanting time and place where two lovers weather the unrelenting storms of fated love, and all the disasters that follow with it. This book has it all. wonderfully written and researched for the time period, it is hard not to get hooked and feel as much a part of the Scottish landscape as the rocks, and earth upon which Claire and Jamie travel on. It's a love story, historical fiction and everything else mixed in like a witches brew to keep you reading well into the night. I couldn't put it down, even when my eyes hurt from the strain of reading for hours.
If there is a downside to this marathon novel, it would have to be the sex scenes. Being caught up in the love between Claire and Jamie, i felt a little let down with the lack of detail to their intimacy. The same could also be said for Outlander, but still the emotional aspects of their relationship more than make up for this tiny flaw in what I consider a masterpiece series.
Dragonfly in Amber is the second book in the Outla
January 21, 2009
Reviewer: A reader from Alkmaar, NH NL
Dragonfly in Amber is the second book in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. This book intertwines Claireâs present (1968) and history (1744). The story begins in the 20th century, where Claire Randall has lived for the past 20 years, along with her daughter Brianna and her first husband, Frank Randall. But this is just the introduction to the book. After that the book follows Jamie and Claire into France as they seek to thwart the Jacobite Rebellion that Claire knows will end in the senseless slaughtering of many Highlanders on the moors of Culloden. As they struggle to change history, they must also fight faceless enemies who would tear them apart.
I am currently working on my second reading of the
January 15, 2009
Reviewer: A reader from Mobile, AL US
I am currently working on my second reading of the Outlander Series. It has been 7 years since I first read Dragonfly In Amber, and the second reading was just as entertaining as the first! This is not my favorite book in the series. There are a lot of politics that slow things down a bit. But overall, the book is very enjoyable. I have never been disappointed in Diana Gabaldon's work, and will continue to revisit her books over and over again!
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