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review 2020-06-04 17:44
Book #895 - 360,886 Pages Read
Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon
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review 2016-12-08 00:00
Dragonfly in Amber
Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon When I finished it I wanted a bibliography to explore some of the obvious research.

Clare goes back to Scotland with her grown daughter and tells her the next part of the story and Diana Gabaldon shows the reader all the research she has done on the period. Interesting but didn't grasp me and occasionally I found it a bit of a slog.
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review 2016-08-29 21:23
Dragonfly In Amber/ Diana Gabaldon
Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon

3.5 stars


*sigh*. Well, it is true that most of the second books are not as good as the first, and sadly, this is an example for one of those books. 


Now, don't get me wrong, it WAS a good book and I enjoyed the plot, but I think it would have been much better if it was shorter. This book has almost a THOUSAND pages (!) and honestly, I think it wasn't necessary at all. While the first book was also a large book, it was because of important details or just things that were needed to set the feeling of the story. 


I think Dragonfly In Amber had too many political details that got me a bit confused and made the book very slow. 


apart from all of that, I did enjoy reading about Jamie, Claire and Murtagh in a different scenery that definitely helped us learn more about them and their character. It was interesting to see how our couple would cope with some of the thongs that had happened to them, and I loved how realistic their reactions were. 


I enjoyed Brianna especially, her reluctance and stubbornness, that was all Jamie, and her unyielding loyalty to people who weren't even around anymore... (no spoilers don't worry!)


I don't know if I'll continue the series, but I think I'll give it the benefit of the doubt and read the third book as well! 


Read it, and let me know what YOU think!

Georgie xxxxxx

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review 2016-07-25 04:34
Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon

UGH....it's taken me just over 4 months to read this book. I really struggled with it. It was boring & way to wordy. I have to say, I like the show better. 

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review 2016-03-11 21:55
Review of Dragonfly In Amber (Outlander book 2)
Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon

  Dragonfly in Amber - by Diana Gabaldon 


After reading the first book we have come to expect a story filled with in-depth characterization and a meandering plot, and this book delivers. The pace is character driven and very creative. Excellent description of the time period and setting, and an imaginative tale of Claire and Jamie's travels. You'll love to see their love grow, despite some painful knots of loss they endure.
I enjoyed the history of Paris, the customs, and dress. The unrest the characters experienced due to the times in Europe with the War of Religions still an afterglow, added to the tension. Taboo topics of the time like rape, sorcery and women rights are touched upon. This author is not afraid of married love scenes, nor does she shy from the horrors many women faced back in that era concerning their treatment.
The story moves from Paris back to Scotland. The war to bring back the old king pulls apart all clan life. The politics and the back stabbing is very complicated and makes for a true political thriller (for the 1700's).
I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book. Bravo, looking forward to next story in the series.

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