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Drums of Autumn

Book 4, Outlander - A Novel

Diana Gabaldon

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's The Fiery Cross.

The magnificent saga continues....

It began in Scotland, at an ancient stone circle. There, a doorway, open to a select few, leads into the past—or the grave. Claire Randall survived the extraordinary passage, not once but twice. Her first trip swept her into the arms of Jamie Fraser, an eighteenth-century Scot whose love for her became legend—a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child. Her second journey, two decades later, brought them together again in frontier America. But Claire had left someone behind in the twentieth century. Their daughter, Brianna....

Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the stone circle and a terrifying leap into the unknown. In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she is risking her own future to try to change history...and to save their lives. But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past...or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong....

Publishers Weekly Review

Dec 30, 1996 – Gabaldon has few rivals in writing exciting--and hefty--historical romances. The fourth in a series of linked sagas (Outlander; Dragonfly in Amber; Voyager), her new epic has a delicious premise. Claire Randall, the post-WWII bride of historian Frank Randall, steps through a skew in the Scottish stone circle Craigh na Dun and lands in Revolutionary America and the arms of Highlander Jamie Fraser--putting a new spin on the notion of a two-timing woman. Bold and bawdy, but a believing Catholic, Claire struggles to live a rich and moral life--or, rather, rich and moral lives--under these extraordinary circumstances. Claire's adventures in 18th-century Charleston alternate with equally engaging chapters devoted to her 20th-century daughter, Brianna. Raised as Frank Randall's child, Bree discovers that Jamie Fraser is her real sire. She takes off on a harrowing, confrontational quest through time and space with her suitor, Roger Wakefield, in hot pursuit. Gabaldon's range is impressive, whether she's evoking the rawness of colonial America, the cozy clutter of a modern Scottish parsonage, the lusts of the body or the yearnings of the spirit. Her legion of fans will love diving into this ocean of romance. Major ad/promo; Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club featured alternates; author tour.

Customer Reviews

Captivating Fantastic Read

You never get tired of reading these books. Can't wait to start the next Jamie Fraser adventure!

Drums of Autumn

Again Diana brings you along with this fabulous story of the lives of Claire and Jamie and all that is wonderful and beautiful of their adventures with danger and the telling of history as well. She tells it so well that you imagine you are there and experience their story thru their eyes. I'm so glad to be reading this series. I look forward to the next book with excitement. These books are so hard to put down that you can't wait to read the next one. You become so involved. BRAVO DIANA!

A story to soar with

Reading this series is more like a gift to have had hold of Claire's shoulder as she tumbled through time, strife, love, longing, hope, and blood. A magical experience that at once makes you crave to know as Paul Harvey used to say "...the rest of the story". Glorious writing and I was happily indoctrinated to this writer by a beautifully rendered STARZ series that I adore in its own right. Come join the adventures of life, 'tis braw.

Drums of Autumn
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Paranormal
  • Published: Dec 30, 1996
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Random House, LLC
  • Print Length: 1120 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 4, Outlander
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