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….
I have never in my life loved to read, I just couldn’t get interested in it until I discovered Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. She writes with great detail and the way she describes her characters is unbelievable — they seem so lifelike as if you’d close your eyes and they’d appear right before you. I love the personalities of the characters that she creates and the wicked Scottish humor. Another thing that I love is Diana incorporates real people and real history into her novels which makes it a bit more interesting and fun to the history lovers as well.
I for one thought the France scenes drug out a bit though and the ending, oh my goodness it had me almost weeping an I am not a sappy person! After finishing it I went straight onto Voyager because I had to know what happened next.
Another great thing and bonus about this series is, it learns you some words and phrases of a dieing language – Scottish Gaelic. Although this language is difficult to learn and pronounce, I think it gives this series something extra that makes them quite special.