#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Diana Gabaldon returns with the “vast and sweeping” (The Washington Post) newest novel in the epic Outlander series.
War leaves nobody alone. Neither the past, the present, nor the future offers true safety, and the only refuge is what you can protect: your family, your friends, your home.
Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were torn apart by the Jacobite Rising in 1746, and it took them twenty years of loss and heartbreak to find each other again. Now it’s 1779, and Claire and Jamie are finally reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children, and are rebuilding their home on Fraser’s Ridge—a fortress that may shelter them against the winds of war as well as weather.
But tensions in the Colonies are great: Battles rage from New York to Georgia and, even in the mountains of the backcountry, feelings run hot enough to boil Hell’s teakettle. Jamie knows that loyalties among his tenants are split and it won’t be long before the war is on his doorstep.
Brianna and Roger have their own worry: that the dangers that provoked their escape from the twentieth century might catch up to them. Sometimes they question whether risking the perils of the 1700s—among them disease, starvation, and an impending war—was indeed the safer choice for their family.
Not so far away, young William Ransom is coming to terms with the mysteries of his identity, his future, and the family he’s never known. His erstwhile father, Lord John Grey, has reconciliations to make and dangers to meet on his son’s behalf and on his own, and far to the north, Young Ian Murray fights his own battle between past and future, and the two women he’s loved.
Meanwhile, the Revolutionary War creeps ever closer to Fraser’s Ridge. Jamie sharpens his sword, while Claire whets her surgeon’s blade: It is a time for steel.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A happy family reunion? Not with the American Revolution pressing in from all sides. This installment of Diana Gabaldon’s beloved Outlander series is a roller coaster of joy, pain, excitement, and imminent danger as the time-traveling Fraser clan are reunited. Fleeing the 20th century, Claire and Jamie’s daughter, Bree, and her family arrive at the family homestead back in the year 1779—at the precise moment that a looming war with Britain threatens to tear the world apart. The Fraser family’s epic adventures include a surprise or two that will make your head spin…especially if you’ve read the previous books in the series. By the end of this sprawling novel, you’ll be inspired to revisit the rest of the unforgettable saga, which has been adapted into a popular TV show.
Hardest of all Outlander novels to read.
Struggled to read this one compared to the rest. So much description with not much action. Not how I normally like. Usually I love the descriptions but felt this was like treading water. Still a must for Outlander readers.
Another fantastic novel from Diana Gabaldon featuring my favorite characters! I only hope the wait for the next in the series won’t be too long… till then, I will keep rewatching and rereading whenever I feel the need for more James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser!
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True, it reads a bit slower than the previous books but I still found it very enjoyable. Don’t let the negative reviews dissuade you. If you’re a fan of the characters and love to escape into their world, you’ll enjoy this one too!