The Fiery Cross
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... show more
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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 30th 2005
Pages no: 1443
Edition language: English
Series: Outlander (#5)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.Anyone who knows me knows how much love I have for this series. I really enjoyed listening to this book. I have recently listened to the first four books in the series after having read them years earlier. This was the first time that I have ex...
~ Kiedy nadejdzie dzień nieuniknionego rozstania (...) jeżeli moimi ostatnimi słowami nie będą słowa „kocham cię", wiedz, że po prostu nie zdążyłem ich wypowiedzieć. ~ Hmmm... co by tu napisać? Po pierwsze, najdłuższa książka jaką przeczytałam. Po drugie, kocham Jamiego Frasera i niech...
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...
Jamie and Claire, along with Roger and Brianna, have settled into a routine of living at Fraser's Ridge. With her knowledge from the future, Claire is all to aware how close they are to the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Still, having committed herself to this life and her marriage with Jamie, ...
With each book I think that I can't possibly love Jamie more, but then of course I do. I don't see how any book boyfriend can ever live up to how high he has set the bar. In this book we see the father and grandfather sides of him as well as the lover, husband and leader he has always been. I ado...