Dragonfly in amber

by Gabaldon, Diana.

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Summary
For 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 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 his. Now a legacy 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 loves.
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "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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Additional Information
Series Outlander series
#1 - Outlander
#2 - Dragonfly in amber
#3 - Voyager
#4 - Drums of autumn
#5 - The Fiery cross
#6 - A Breath of snow and ashes
#7 - An Echo in the bone
#8 - Written in my own heart's blood
#9 - Go tell the bees that I am gone
Subjects Time travel Fiction
Historical fiction
Fantasy fiction
Romance fiction
Historical Fiction
Fantasy
Romance
Fiction
Scotland History 18th century Fiction.
Electronic books.
Historical fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Love stories.
18th century
Publisher New York :Random House Publishing Group,2004
Random House Publishing Group2004
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780440335184
9780440335184
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