A Breath of Snow and Ashes
Eagerly anticipated by her legions of fans, this sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time.Since the initial publication of Outlander fifteen years ago, Diana Gabaldon’s New York Times... show more
Eagerly anticipated by her legions of fans, this sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time.Since the initial publication of Outlander fifteen years ago, Diana Gabaldon’s New York Times bestselling saga has won the hearts of readers the world over — and sold more than twelve million books. Now, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire.The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest.With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence — with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports Jamie’s death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.
Publish date: September 27th 2005
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages no: 980
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Time Travel
Series: Outlander (#6)
I almost feel like Claire and Jamie are family. We have been through a lot together over the years and it seems like things never really get any easier do they? This was my first time through this book and I went ahead and did the audio instead of reading the paper version. This was a really lon...
Book 5 was very hard to get through but this brought back my love for Jamie, Claire, Brianna, and Roger. There was a lot of action in this novel and I felt like the pacing never rested. I can't wait to read the next one.
An amazing series, so much so that I'm halfway in just over a month! Very interesting historical plot line without being solely about the history - the story it tells is so intriguing it hurts. The characters are so well written and you become so attached it honestly made me cry a few times. Th...
Tremendous ups & downs in this story. The overwhelming point being love. So beautiful I feel the pain of tightness in my chest & the sting in my eyes.
Set in 1772 on the eve of the Revolutionary War, events have been set in motion that will lead to the War. In this backdrop are Jamie Fraser and his time travelling wife Clare and their family. Jamie is still staying loyal to the Crown, even though he knows from his wife what the results of the war ...