The Fiery Cross - Diana Gabaldon

The Fiery Cross

By Diana Gabaldon

  • Release Date: 2001-11-06
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
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Description

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's A Breath of Snow and Ashes.

New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon mesmerized readers with her award-winning Outlander novels, four dazzling tales featuring eighteenth-century Scotsman James Fraser and his twentieth-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall. Now, in this eagerly awaited fifth volume, Diana Gabaldon continues their extraordinary saga, a masterpiece of pure storytelling that is her most astonishing Outlander novel yet....

The year is 1771, and war is coming. Jamie Fraser’s wife tells him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy—a time-traveler’ s certain knowledge. Claire’s unique view of the future has brought him both danger and deliverance in the past; her knowledge of the oncoming revolution is a flickering torch that may light his way through the perilous years ahead—or ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes.

Reviews

  • If it's possible to fall more in love...

    5
    By J Bosch 425
    It got off to a slow start at the gathering but in true outlander fashion it was to lay the groundwork for so many things to come. Loved this one so much!
  • Most boring book EVER

    1
    By SpiffyBethy
    I have never given up on a book I've started until now. I got to chapter 63 & couldn't stomach anymore. I loved the first 4 books; where is that author?! I would love to have her back. This version of her just loves the sound of her own writing so much that she thinks everything she thinks about her characters has to be written in the books. It's all filler! Everything from coughing, bathroom breaks, & breastfeeding to lengthy musings on food preparations, & medical procedures for characters which likely won't ever make a reappearance in the books or be relevant to anything later. Every important thing that happened in this book could have been summed up in a quarter of the pages, perhaps less. There is no need for 111 chapters. Save yourself the trouble and just google this one & move on to the 6th one. I am so frustrated and disappointed.
  • Very enjoyable!

    5
    By Love Portuguese
    Can't wait to read Book 7
  • Sassanach 4 life❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    5
    By Dugbuynjmede
    Some spoilers! Words cannot describe how much I love this series and this book. I was reluctant to continue the series after the 20 year thing. It left me heartbroken.So many years lost that will never be gained again,but I'm glad I continued. I love how Jamie, Claire and their family have finally gotten to live their life together. I love Bree, Roger and especially little Jemmy. Some parts of the novel tend to ramble on so and that does get a bit annoying but it still doesn't take away from the story. That's how Diana writes. Outlander has forever spoiled me. No matter how many books I read nothing ever tops these.
  • Loved this one too

    5
    By Southern Yankee Honey Bee Co
    I just love these characters
  • Is there a point to this book?

    1
    By c628
    I usually don't write reviews but I must for this one. The first few books ranged from great to enjoyable. This one is almost unbearable. There is no real coherent storyline but just a bunch of events that seem entirely unrelated. I am writing this with 300 e-pages left and I am debating whether to finish it. I am assuming that things will come together in these last pages but the only thing the first 2000 pages managed to accomplish was me no longer caring.
  • Stultifying. Dreadful. Done with this series.

    1
    By Rdubesq
    At this point, it's like watching paint dry. None of the fun, adventure or interest of the first few books. The book gets worse as it goes on, as does the series. Apparently the author's new intent is to eschew plotting or any attempt to create a story in favor of simply writing thousands and thousands (AND THOUSANDS) of pages of random events and minutiae. Ever hear of actually moving a story to a climax? My 8 year old niece's tales actually go somewhere, lady. And the untranslatable Gaelic -- may as well just write "blah blah blah blah" throughout the book. This was one of the most pointless and unbearably boring books I have ever ever ever read.
  • Hooked Line and Sinker

    5
    By MLA Scottaholic
    I have reach the first four books 3 times. The first time through I fell so in love with the characters I wanted to quickly find out if they made it through the drama. Some of it was painful to read. But I love these characters so much. Now I'm ready for this one. I'm totally in their world albeit very late for the party as others read these books a decade ago. Having the STARZ original series really helps. They got the characters 100% in the series. I'm traveling to Scotland in a couple of months and making a detour to Inverness as I just have to see where these events were filmed. Love love love this series.
  • Part of the Best

    5
    By missGB
    Without question, this is the best series I've ever read; I highly recommend it for anyone who likes time travel, history, and romance. However, do start at the beginning and read "Outlander," continuing in order that the books were written. And then just sit back, get comfy, and savor every word.
  • Love this series!!!

    5
    By Renfox44
    So glad a friend told me about this epic series. If you like historical romance it doesn't get any better. The author's descriptive style (including smells!) makes you feel like you're living Claire and Jamie's life.