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Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

Dragonfly in Amber (1991)

by Diana Gabaldon

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Series: Outlander (2)

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The saga of Jamie and Claire continues--what more can I say? I didn't start reading this series until the STARZ dramatization got me hooked. This second installment gives of more of the same: time travel, romance, men in kilts, political intrigue, battles, Scottish scenery, 17th century customs, social conflict, secrets, and a stint at the French court to boot. We're introduced to Jamie and Claire's daughter Brianna, born after she time traveled from the 1740s back to the late 1940s; it's 1968 when Dragonfly in Amber begins. Claire and her daughter return to the Highlands after her husband Frank's death; she hopes to learn more about the fate of Jamie Fraser (when she left him at the end of Outlander, he was about to go into the doomed Battle of Culloden). I listened to the audiobook and can honestly say that I wondered if it would maintain my interest for almost 40 hours of listening. It did--and the reader, Davina Porter, is wonderful. If you are into the televised series, the second season sticks quite closely to this novel. On to Voyager! ( )
  Cariola | Aug 15, 2016 |
Sequel to Outlander (didn't know and I read it first!) and I loved it. Main character Clair falls down the rabbit hole so to speak into another time from the 20th century to the 18th--1743 exactly. Not a dull minute. ( )
  lhaines56 | Aug 4, 2016 |
Book #2 in Diana Gabaldon's [Outlander Series]. Don't read this review because a spoilers is contained within this review. The is the continuing story of Claire and Jamie, very passionate, especially in the last 2 chapters. Not for the faint of heart. Such good historical fiction. But all good things must come to an end. ( )
  tess_schoolmarm | Aug 1, 2016 |
I can't stress enough how much I adore this series. Especially in audiobook form... The accents are just brilliant.

As the story of Jamie and Claire continues, I'm getting more and more concerned for them. I'm an anxious person, I can't take this. But I will, obviously. ( )
  imahorcrux | Jun 22, 2016 |
Once again I am blown away by Gabaldon's abilities as an author to take an unlikely premise with two strong characters and weave a story that is both believable and engaging. From France and the court of Louis XIV to the battlefields of Bonnie Prince Charlie, the depths of characterization and history are told with an eye to the telescope. An aspect I liked is that Claire is realizing her need to not venture an opinion or act on her own behalf at all times. It's not just that Jamie will come looking for her as he does in Bk. 1, it's that speaking the word plague" in the mid 1700's is a really, really bad idea. She is learning wisdom and how to make her point in a way that will gain her respect and admiration at the time in which she finds herself, not easy to do for a strong-willed woman from the field hospitals of WWII. Jamie, too, has had to learn to back down a bit, that his wife has a good mind and an opinion he needs to respect and he is doing so well. And the life they are living! The times of the absolute monarchy, the absolute clan hierarchy, are told with great detail. The lead-up to events, where we join Claire in 1960's Scotland bring the life she has lived without Jamie to the forefront, and make the return to the 1740's almost a relief. These two lovers are a couple whom we want to see stay together and it is a relief to read most of the book as their time together.

There is a cliffhanger at the end - make sure you have Bk. 3 ready to start when you finish this one!" ( )
  threadnsong | Jun 18, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Diana Gabaldonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Craft, KinukoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Porter, DavinaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Regös, FerencCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sallamo-Lavi, AnuirmeliTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schumacher, SonjaÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Seuß, RitaÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Steckhan, BarbaraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385335970, Paperback)

With her now-classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon introduced two unforgettable characters — Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser—delighting readers with a story of adventure and love that spanned two centuries. Now Gabaldon returns to that extraordinary time and place in this vivid, powerful follow-up to Outlander....

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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In eighteenth-century Scotland, Claire Randall and her raven-haired daughter, Brianna, return to the majestic hills where Claire recalls the love of her life--gallant warrior James Fraser.

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