This is the second novel in the bestselling outlander series. Now a major TV series. For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to the majesty of Scotland's mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ...Read MoreThis is the second novel in the bestselling outlander series. Now a major TV series. For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to the majesty of Scotland's 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 warrior whose gallantry once drew the young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his. Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful daughter as Claire's spellbinding journey continues in the intrigue-ridden court of Charles Edward Stuart, in a race to thwart a doomed uprising, and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves.Read Less
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I don't know how Diana Gabaldon does it, but the story keeps getting better with every book in the series!
Aug 26, 2014
So glad I started this series. Have learned a lot from them all. Such a good story. Has everything in it......^i^
Aug 7, 2014
Dragonfly Abridgement Falls Flat
I dearly love the Outlander series and was very disappointed listening to the second audio book and finding the story not so much "abridged" as gutted. It bears little resemblence to the second unabridged book.
This is definitely an adaptation worth skipping. Read the whole book, Dragonfly in Amber, or listen to an unabridged audio version. Also, be sure to read the whole Outlander series in sequence
Dec 29, 2011
I enjoyed the book. It is a large book and takes awhile to read.
Dec 1, 2011
Loved this book
This is the second book of the series and I am so into it and want to read more.
Publishers Weekly, 1992-06-22 This immensely long, compulsively readable sequel to Outlander follows time-traveler Claire Randall and her 18th-century Scottish husband, James Fraser, to the court of Louis XV in 1744, as they seek to forestall the disaster due to overtake the Scottish Highlands at the battle of Culloden Moor the following year. Having learned from Claire about the forthcoming disaster, James, the son of a Highland chief, gains Prince Charles's friendship in order to subtly sabotage Jacobite efforts to raise funds for an invasion of Britain. When James is banished after dueling with his nemesis, Jack Randall, ancestor of Claire's modern-day husband, he and Claire leave France convinced they have accomplished their purpose. They settle back in Scotland, looking forward to peace, only to learn of Prince Charles's landing in Scotland and his signing of James's name to a declaration of the Stewart right to rule, effectively forcing the couple to the Jacobite cause and a fate they are unable to prevent. Portraying life in court and hut and on the battlefield through the eyes of a strong-minded, modern participant, Gabaldon offers a fresh and offbeat historical view, framed by an intriguing contemporary issue of Claire's daughter's paternity. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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