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Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
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Voyager (1994)

by Diana Gabaldon

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Series: Outlander (3)

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Voyager is the 3rd book in the Outlander series. Much like the 2nd book, A Dragonfly in Amber, this book takes a long time to get going. It isn't until part 5 or 6 that the book really finds its form. But unlike Dragonfly, which struggles to maintain its momentum, Voyager drives forward full bore and doesn't look back.

(SPOILER ALERT)

Once Clair returns to the past and reunites with Jamie, the story is all fire and fury. Moving along at such a clip so as to leave you dizzy at times, and occasionally going back to reread little parts here and there.

The series has officially entered the cartoonish fantasy world with the series of unfortunate and unbelievable events that befall our main characters, and it occasionally makes a comic book villain out of the antagonists. There are also some very gaudy sex scenes that detract more from the story than they add to it.

That being said, by this point in the series you are invested and it is easy enough to look past some of those faults.

The last half of this book is the best writing thus far in the series, thought the first half makes you pay for it with achingly slow story development.

But in the end, this book sets the stage nicely for the next installment and does a much better job of leaving your eager to continue than the previous 2 books did. ( )
  McCarthys | Sep 18, 2018 |
Another great instalment in this series. Enjoyed the story of them finding each other again and finding out what happened after Culloden. but found the voodoo/last third a tad below par. Didn’t quite gel for me although it made perfect sense that Geillis would be the ‘voodoo queen’. ( )
  libgirl69 | Sep 7, 2018 |
my annual guilty pleasure, not the best of the series, but who cares! ( )
  Rdra1962 | Aug 1, 2018 |
Third in the Outlander series. 20th century doctor Claire Randall is living in Boston in the year 1968, and mother to Brianna. Reverend Wakefield’s adopted son, Roger MacKenzie, offers to research what happened to Claire's 18th century Scottish Highlander warrior husband Jamie Fraser. When he uncovers evidence that Jamie survived the Battle of Culloden, Claire returns to Jamie's time to find him. A great series. ( )
  DebbieMcCauley | Jul 29, 2018 |
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James, GeraldineReadermain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Porter, DavinaReadermain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Craft, KinukoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Holst, LisbetTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Keulers, NicoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Many a Highland chieftain fought,
Many a gallant man did fall.
Death itself was dearly bought,
All for Scotland's King and law.
- "Will Ye No Come Back Again"
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To my children, Laura Juliet, Samuel Gordon, and Jennifer Rose, Who gave me the heart, the blood, and the bones of this book.
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When I was small, I never wanted to step in puddles. (Prologue)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385335997, Paperback)

In this rich, vibrant tale, Diana Gabaldon continues the story of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser that began with the now-classic novel Outlander and continued in Dragonfly in Amber. Sweeping us from the battlefields of eighteenth-century Scotland to the exotic West Indies, Diana Gabaldon weaves magic once again in an exhilarating and utterly unforgettable novel....

Their love affair happened long ago by whatever measurement Claire Randall took. Two decades before, she had traveled back in time and into the arms of a gallant eighteenth-century Scot named Jamie Fraser. Then she returned to her own century to bear his child, believing him dead in the tragic battle of Culloden. Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her ... and her body still cries out for him in her dreams.

When she discovers that Jamie may have survived, Claire must choose her destiny. And as time and space come full circle, she must find the courage to face what awaits her ... the deadly intrigues raging in a divided Scotland ... and the daring voyage into the dark unknown that lies beyond the standing stones.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:09:36 -0400)

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Time-travelling Claire Randall returns to her own time, pregnant and weary, and resumes her life, but her memories of her eighteenth-century Scottish lover Jamie Fraser will not die, leading her to a desperate decision to return to him.

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