From the author of the breathtaking bestsellers Outlander andDragonfly in Amber, the extraordinary saga continues.
Their passionate encounter happened long ago by whatever measurement Claire Randall took. Two decades before, she had traveled back in time and into the arms of a gallant eighteenth-century Scot named Jamie Fraser. Then she returned to her own century to bear his child, believing him dead in the tragic battle of Culloden. Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her... and her body still cries out for him in her dreams.
Then Claire discovers that Jamie survived. Torn between returning to him and staying with their daughter in her own era, Claire must choose her destiny. And as time and space come full circle, she must find the courage to face the passion and pain awaiting her...the deadly intrigues raging in a divided Scotland... and the daring voyage into the dark unknown that can reunite or forever doom her timeless love.
I'm having a horrible time reviewing this book! I love Claire, Jamie, and the other characters in this dense series but I had a problem with the representation of other races and other touchy aspects.
The first half of the novel had me riveted and nearly in tears but after a certain point the pacing slowed down and the storylines were all over the place.
The stars off were based on the last half, a moment where Jamie did something I did not care for, the random paranormal elements, and the disjointedness of the ending.
Despite all of that I still love the characters and the writing style, so it is hard to say how I feel about it.
I'm currently debating continuing the series, I've seen some negative reviews about the new cast of characters. I might just take a break and see if I want to keep reading later on this year. (I own book 4 already). I do like Brianna and Roger, so I might read on for them.
I still recommend checking this out for the first half of the novel, it gave me what I wanted to see happen with Jamie and Claire, but the last half was just hard to follow.
3 Stars Out of 5