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Dragonfly in Amber

Book 2, Outlander - A Novel

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Description

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....

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 29, 1992 – This immensely long, compulsively readable sequel to Outlander follows time-traveler Claire Randall and her 18th-century Scottish husband, James Fraser, to the court of Louis XV in 1744, as they seek to forestall the disaster due to overtake the Scottish Highlands at the battle of Culloden Moor the following year. Having learned from Claire about the forthcoming disaster, James, the son of a Highland chief, gains Prince Charles's friendship in order to subtly sabotage Jacobite efforts to raise funds for an invasion of Britain. When James is banished after dueling with his nemesis, Jack Randall, ancestor of Claire's modern-day husband, he and Claire leave France convinced they have accomplished their purpose. They settle back in Scotland, looking forward to peace, only to learn of Prince Charles's landing in Scotland and his signing of James's name to a declaration of the Stewart right to rule, effectively forcing the couple to the Jacobite cause and a fate they are unable to prevent. Portraying life in court and hut and on the battlefield through the eyes of a strong-minded, modern participant, Gabaldon offers a fresh and offbeat historical view, framed by an intriguing contemporary issue of Claire's daughter's paternity.

Customer Reviews

Compelling

Diana Gabaldon is a marvelous writer, a wonderful storyteller. I thoroughly enjoy her books. I enjoy historical novels and this book is a very pleasurable read.

Voyager

One of the best books I have ever read!! I love these books

Dragonfly in Amber

This is a wonderful sequel to the first book in the series by Diana Gabaldon, 'Outlander'.

If you like historical fiction, with a time travel twist, this book is sure to delight. There are plenty of references to characters from the first book so you will not feel lost in the reading of it.

I can't wait to continue the journey with Jaime, Clair, Brianna and Roger through more Scottish and English history in the next book in the series by Ms. Gabaldon, 'Voyager'.

Dragonfly in Amber
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Paranormal
  • Published: Jul 01, 1992
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 976 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 2, Outlander
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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