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Diana Gabaldon : The Fiery Cross (Outlander)

Author: Diana Gabaldon
Title: The Fiery Cross (Outlander)
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Published in: English
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 1443
Date: 2005-08-30
ISBN: 0440221668
Publisher: Dell
Weight: 1.35 pounds
Size: 1.9 x 4.27 x 6.9 inches
Edition: Outlander
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Crossing the boundaries of genre with its unrivalled storytelling, Diana Gabaldon’s new novel is a gift both to her millions of loyal fans and to the lucky readers who have yet to discover her.

In the ten years since her extraordinary debut novel, Outlander, was published, beloved author Diana Gabaldon has entertained scores of readers with her heart-stirring stories and remarkable characters. The four volumes of her bestselling saga, featuring eighteenth-century Scotsman James Fraser and his twentieth-century, time-travelling wife, Claire Randall, boasts nearly 5 million copies in the U.S.

The story of Outlander begins just after the Second World War, when a British field nurse named Claire Randall walks through a cleft stone in the Scottish highlands and is transported back some two hundred years to 1743.

Here, now, is The Fiery Cross, the eagerly awaited fifth volume in this remarkable, award-winning series of historical novels. The year is 1771, and war is approaching. Jamie Fraser’s wife has told him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy—a time-traveller’s certain knowledge. To break his oath to the Crown will brand him a traitor; to keep it is certain doom. Jamie Fraser stands in the shadow of the fiery cross—a standard that leads nowhere but to the bloody brink of war. Review
The fiery cross, once used to summon Highland clans to war, now beckons readers to take up Diana Gabaldon's fifth installment in the Outlander series featuring the time-traveling Frasers. Historical fiction fans who have waited four long years since the publication of Drums of Autumn will thrill to Gabaldon's trademark detail and sensuality, both displayed liberally throughout the nearly 1,000 pages of The Fiery Cross. In this pre-Revolutionary War period, Claire Fraser and her husband, Jamie, have crossed oceans and centuries to build a life together in the bucolic beauty of North Carolina. But tensions both ancient and recent threaten not only Claire and James, but their daughter, Brianna, her new husband, Roger, and their infant son, Jemmy, as well as members of their clan. Gabaldon delivers on what she does best: poignant storylines, empathetic characters, meticulous detail, and searing passion. Savor every carefully chosen word, readers; it may be a long time until the next installment! --Alison Trinkle

Reviews: marrie (USA: TN) (2012/10/16):
really hated this book, and for me to say that about a book, esp one about history is really remarkable. Reading the description of the book, you would think it would be spellbinding, but its just binding, book opens with a wedding planed for that night. first 10 chapters are an almost min by min account of claire's day.I can understand why the book is almost 1000 pages long, but does it have to be a dull, boring 1000 pages.even my school books were more interesting than this, and its supposed to be good reading?Sorry, I rate it a solid 5 thumbs down all the way.

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