Saturday, September 22, 2018

Drums of Autumn Review...

In this breathtaking novel—rich in history and adventure—The New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon continues the story of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser that began with the now-classic novel Outlander and continued in Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager. Once again spanning continents and centuries, Diana Gabaldon has created a work of sheer passion and brilliance.... 

It began at an ancient Scottish stone circle. There, a doorway, open to a select few, leads into the past—or the grave. Dr. Claire Randall survived the extraordinary passage, not once but twice.

Her first trip swept her into the arms of Jamie Fraser, an eighteenth-century Scot whose love for her became a legend—a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child. Her second journey, two decades later, brought them together again in the American colonies. But Claire had left someone behind in the twentieth century—their daughter, Brianna....

Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the circle of stones and a terrifying leap into the unknown. In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she is risking her own future to try to change history ... and to save their lives. But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past ... or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong....



Not gonna lie I struggled hard through this book because now we not only have Claire and Jamie but also Brianna and Roger and Young Jamie to follow.  A lot happens in this book as Claire and Jamie settle on the American continent and form Fraser's Ridge.  Then you have Brianna and Roger trying to find them.  Young Jamie finds himself on his own in this book as well.  

Does Brianna find her way to her mother?  Does she finally get to meet and know her father and family?  Does Roger find Brianna again after following her into the past?  What happens with Claire and Jamie in this book?  How do young Jamie and the rest of the Fraser clan handle their new location?

Again a lot happens in this book and I did struggle keeping up with it.  However, it was still an amazing read.  I have been trying to read the books before their season hits TV and I can't wait to see how this season is going to portray everything that happened in the book.  Anyways, back to the book.  Diana is an amazing storyteller and I for one hope to be as good as her one day.  I couldn't put the book down.  She has a created a world with these characters that you never want to leave.  Now the world is growing larger and she never misses a beat.  I could never keep all the characters straight personally, I have trouble keeping them straight as I read it lol.

If you have not read the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon then you are definitely missing out and should pick them up today.  You won't be disappointed, I promise.

5 autumn stars!

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