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  • Paperback
  • 963
  • Dragonfly in Amber
  • Diana Gabaldon
  • English
  • 03 February 2019
  • 9780385335973

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Dragonfly in Amber

Diana Gabaldon Ä 4 Summary

From the author of Outlander a magnificent epic that once again sweeps us back in time to the drama and passion of 18th century ScotlandFor 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. I AM DONE WOW Just wow That ending woah Within 40 pages I ugly cried my heart exploded in feels confusion happened hope and now I'm mind blown by the ending WOW Diana you've done it again Took me awhile to get into DiA but once i got past the 300 page mark it got so good and kept on getting better 55 stars

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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 hisNow a leg. My feelings toward Diana Gabaldon are very lovehate She is on the one hand one of the greatest writers I have ever come across I want to shake her hand for being so carefully detailed and doing what must have been an unbelievable amount of research to put together her 7 currently gigantic novels of this series I love her characters how the events are all interwoven with true historical happenings she is just generally a literary genius when it comes to historical fictionBut seriously I couldn't help but think repeatedly why did we need to know that what has the last 200 pages really added to the overall story The books are so well written but they are about 500 600 pages too long Gabaldon freuently wanders off into subplots that we or I at least don't care about Her waffle would get an A in a literary test but it's still waffle And the general size of her books is off putting she should have left out those bits that we didn't need to hear and gave the readers a much less forboding 400 500 page novelThe start of this book was even slower than Outlander who actually cares about Roger Wakefield here The whole point of this extremely long winded beginning was to tell us that something bad had happened to make Claire return to the future where she had given birth to Jamie's daughter and for whatever reason believed her wonderful red headed Scot had been killed in the battle of Culloden We are then taken back in time to when Claire and Jamie are in France trying to stop the rebellion before it ever happened This seemed a bit scientifically risky to me If you assumed that they could change time and prevent the battle surely this would result in a complete upheaval of historical events resulting in many changes If such a huge thing happened it is likely that everything would change and unlikely that Claire Randall would ever have ended up in Scotland at exactly that time to go wandering through the stones And then of course had she not gone through the stones she would have never been there to warn Jamie and stop the rebellion so it's a bit of a historical and scientific conundrum Therefore I like my time travel to not interfer with past events it wouldn't make sense Unless it's a Back To The Future scenario where he actually fills in some of the necessary blanksTo be honest I didn't enjoy this book as much as Outlander because I didn't feel as much happened But I adore the relationship between Claire and Jamie even so after reading this second installment and I will definitely be reading Voyager as soon as I can get myself ready for another hefty volume And thank god for the ending of this book when my slowly increasing depression throughout was finally alleviated can't wait to see where this will take our characters

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Acy 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 love. 45 stars right off the top I got hooked on the Outlander series last year when I read the first book in this series by Diana Gabaldon I knew I wanted to try another one and now that I've devoured the second novel Dragonfly in Amber in this historical fiction and fantasy series I have added the rest and even started watching the television drama I'm a major fan especially because followers on my blog selected this as my 'Book Bucket List' read for May 2018 I'm so glad they pushed me to take on this 950 behemoth despite everything else on my TBR Now I'm trying to add in the next one in June and to think these were written nearly 30 years ago in the early 1990sWhere do I begin My normal review format won't do as I really just want to gush about the book as my friend Noriko would say Yes there's the time travel the Scottish setting and Jamie Claire but it's so much The sheer brilliance in the relationships complexities in the plot and historical facts and embellishments in a good way is phenomenal It's like I'm absorbed into a life I wish I could live for a few hours no different than when I read Lord of the Rings Harry Potter or Pillars of the Earth I adore these giant tomes because of the author's ability to build realistic worlds with just a touch of disbelief to give me something to deeply ponderGabaldon's attention to details is uite strong I'm a history buff and love learning about new characters then looking up to see if they're based on real people All the clans of Scotland shine through I was especially pleased when they visited the Kilmarnock villages as my ancestors lived there in the early 1800s before emigrating to America I can't wait to visit the town to see how it compares to the novel family stories and everything in between This is a true genealogy lover's book because it combines all the analytical and historical aspects of discovering your past and your supposed family Then learning the wicked secrets and oh are they wickedThe only things I'd say that stopped me from giving this 5 stars fall into two categories There are some sections that are overly detailed to the point you begin skimming a paragraph here and there When that happens the action and plot usually my most important element in a book feels pushed to the side It happened once every 100 pages or so not for than a page or two but enough that maybe it needed to be a 900 page book instead of a 950 page book Ha The other area was something that felt a bit different from Outlander It's almost as if Gabaldon took a few too many pun liberties in this one covering bathing or bathroom habits all too freuently I love when it's brought up in books but it was done in a too humorous way which forced me to step out of the book instead of stay connected to true 18th century life Even in the 1940s which is where Claire is from before she time travels they still lacked some of the things we consider necessary today I like when it's brought up once or twice but not for pages where she laughs about it and then says but it is what it is essentiallyAll that said the plot is smart and charming The introduction of a good side to one of the formerly bad characters is interesting but I know it's long from over The travel between France and Scotland is compelling I just finished Follett's Column of Fire and saw a strong and tight connection here If you love a touch of fantasy and historical fiction and don't mind strong sexual content then you need to give this a chance even if the entire series is around 8k pages at this point I'll be in a book daze all week long so I'm gonna have to select something very different to draw me out of it Thanks for picking this book This Is My Truth Now voters New poll to be setup today for June's Book Bucket List read

About the Author: Diana Gabaldon

Diana Jean Gabaldon Watkins grew up in Flagstaff Arizona and is of Mexican American and English descent She has earned three degrees a BS in Zoology a MS in Marine Biology and a PhD in EcologyShe currently lives in Scottsdale Arizona