Review by Ryder islington
I love this series, and this book is one of the best. Diana Gabaldon is able to whisk the reader away to a distant past where we love and hate characters, and miss them terribly when the book ends.
In this book of the series, the characters find themselves on the North American continent just before the Revolutionary War, where they face religious prejudice, Indians, bears, mountain men, pre-war battles, and others harrowing adventures.
As usual, Claire and Jaime fight side-by-side, when they aren’t fighting each other. They create a home, gather followers, fight off those who would take what they have, and worry about the future that Claire is so sure will come.
So much happens in this book that I could write ten thousand words about it and there would still be lots of surprises for the reader. This series is so good that our little private book club here in town is planning on starting the whole series over in January of next year. By the time we’ve finished, the newest book will have been published and arrived at the local library, with plenty of time for others to read it. So, we won’t have to be limited to two weeks of reading time because there’s a list of others waiting!
Do doubt I will ultimately own this entire series and read it several times over the coming years. It’s that good.