Dragonfly in Amber

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Dragonfly in Amber

Outlander Series, #2

Claire Randall, who was first met in “Outlander”, is a woman who has travelled though time, once as an accident which landed her in the arms of Jamie and again after the “Battle of Culloden” when Jamie forced her back through the circle of stones for her safety and the safety of their unborn child. Voyager takes place after Frank’s death at a time when Claire finally returns to Scotland as an esteemed Doctor.   Claire has come to Scotland to discover what happened to the men she knew at the time of the “Battle of Culloden” and to share with Brianna the truth of her parentage. During her investigations Claire discovers that Jamie did not die at Culloden as she believed and she decides to go back in time to attempt to find him, with Brianna’s blessing. 
This book is the second in the Outlander series. Ms. Gabaldon is able to continue with her realistic, likeable characters that you enjoy returning to time and again, also she introduced new characters who become an important part of the story. Also, the author did an excellent job portraying 1968 Boston and Scotland also, 1743 Scotland and days before and after the “Battle of Culloden”. I did find some of the book a little long, too many descriptions at points; however, it does provide a clearer picture of what the author is trying to express. I am looking forward to the next book, “Voyager”.

Book Blurb for Dragonfly in Amber

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...

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2008 4.00