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By Diana Gabaldon

With her vintage novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon brought unforgettable characters—Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser—delighting readers with a narrative of experience and love that spanned centuries. Now Gabaldon returns to that notable time and position during this bright, strong sequel to Outlander.
For 20 years, Claire Randall has saved her secrets and techniques. yet now she is returning along with her grown daughter to the mysteries of Scotland’s mist-shrouded Highlands.
right here Claire plans to bare a fact as surprising because the occasions that gave it delivery: the key of an old circle of status stones, the key of a love that transcends centuries, and the reality of a guy named Jamie Fraser—a Highland warrior whose gallantry as soon as drew the younger Claire from the safety of her century to the risks of his.
Claire’s spellbinding trip keeps in the course of the intrigue-ridden French court docket and the threat of Jacobite plots, to the Highlands of Scotland, via battle and demise in a determined struggle to save lots of either the kid and the fellow she loves.

Praise for Dragonfly in Amber
“Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages virtually flip themselves.”The Arizona Republic
“A triumph! a robust story layered in heritage and fable. I enjoyed each page.”—Nora Roberts
“Compulsively readable.”Publishers Weekly

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His uncle nodded, and a wry smile confirmed in brief within the thicket of his beard. “True, lad,” he acknowledged, letting a faint trace of his local Scots emerge from his ordinary formal English. “Very actual. And that’s the place you and your spouse might be of carrier, if ye will. ” The notion was once easy; His Majesty King James would offer trip costs and a small stipend, if the nephew of his so much unswerving and such a lot esteemed pal Alexander may conform to commute to Paris, there to aid his son, His Highness Prince Charles Edward, in no matter what methods the latter may well require. i used to be shocked. We had intended initially to visit Rome simply because that appeared the easiest position to embark on our quest: the prevention of the second one Jacobite Rising—the ’45. From my very own wisdom of background, I knew that the emerging, financed from France and conducted by means of Charles Edward Stuart, may move a lot farther than had his father’s try out in 1715—but now not approximately a ways sufficient. If concerns stepped forward as i assumed they might, then the troops below Bonnie Prince Charlie may meet with disastrous defeat at Culloden in 1746, and the folks of the Highlands may endure the repercussions of defeat for 2 centuries thereafter. Now, in 1744, it seems that Charles himself used to be simply starting his look for help in France. the place greater to attempt to forestall a uprising, than along with its chief? i peeked at Jamie, who was once having a look over his uncle’s shoulder at a small shrine set into the wall. His eyes rested at the gilded determine of Ste. Anne herself and the small sheaf of hothouse plant life laid at her toes, whereas his ideas labored at the back of an expressionless face. ultimately he blinked as soon as, and smiled at his uncle. “Whatever information His Highness could require? Aye,” he acknowledged quietly, “I imagine i will do this. We’ll cross. ” And we had. rather than continuing on to Paris, even though, we had come down the coast from Ste. Anne to Le Havre, to fulfill first with Jamie’s cousin, Jared Fraser. A wealthy Scottish émigré, Jared used to be an importer of wines and spirits, with a small warehouse and big city condominium in Paris, and a really huge warehouse certainly the following in Le Havre, the place he had requested Jamie to fulfill him, while Jamie had written to claim we have been en path to Paris. Sufficiently rested through now, i used to be commencing to believe hungry. there has been meals at the desk; Jamie should have instructed the chambermaid to carry it whereas I slept. I had no dressing costume, yet my heavy velvet touring cloak used to be convenient; I sat up and pulled the nice and cozy weight of it over my shoulders sooner than emerging to alleviate myself, upload one other stick of wooden to the fireplace, and sit to my past due breakfast. I chewed challenging rolls and baked ham contentedly, washing them down with the jug of milk supplied. I was hoping Jamie was once being accurately fed to boot; he insisted that Jared was once a very good buddy, yet I had my doubts concerning the hospitality of a few of Jamie’s kinfolk, having met some of them via now. real, Abbot Alexander had welcomed us—insofar as a guy within the abbot’s place will be stated to welcome having an outlaw nephew with a suspect spouse descend upon him without warning.

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