A Breath of Snow and Ashes
Books | Fiction / Romance / Time Travel
Eagerly anticipated by her legions of fans, this sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time. Since the initial publication of Outlander fifteen years ago, Diana Gabaldon’s New York Times bestselling saga has won the hearts of readers the world over — and sold more than twelve million books. Now, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire. The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest. With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence — with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports Jamie’s death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.
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"*deep breath. <br/><br/>Well damn! What a great way to end a book! It just started getting exciting again! I have to admit that this book and the Fiery Cross were the two books that I had to struggle to get through in more parts than the first four books. Maybe the author did too. It must be hard to write so many AMAZING books in a row. I guess that's okay, though, because I hardly got any sleep while reading the first four - they were just too good. In this book, I did learn much, there were some exciting adventures and some great jaw-dropping moments. I can't wait to read the next book, as things are finally starting to ignite my interest again. I'm going to end this review right now. I think that when I finish reading all of the books, I want to go back and write a more detailed review of each one. Right now I'm still enjoying (usually) the journey.<br/><br/>This is a great journey to be on! <br/>"