Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2) by Diana Gabaldon ★★★★★
Ok, I will say that I am biased and that you can’t come here for an honest, objective review (but when is a personal review of a book ever objective? Either you love a book or you don’t – and I LOVE this book, this series!)
This book has 800+ pages, so yeah, it took me a bit to get through it, what with Christmas and all, but for me, the series does not let up. I have stayed up quite a few nights and read until 2 am. This hasn’t happened with any books in a long time.
This book is the sequel to Outlander, and begins in 1968, twenty-one years after we left Claire and Jaime recovering in the French Abbey, pondering their decision to try and stop Bonnie Prince Charlie from starting a war to reclaim the Scottish throne.
This book has a very different feel from the first one, not least because we get to spend some time with Claire and her (almost) grown daughter Brianna in their own time tracing her ancestry before we learn what happened to Claire and Jamie in France when they embarked on a tumultuous (and dangerous) quest to try and change history in order to save Scotland from a pointless but inevitable war.
Some people find the historical information that is embedded in the story tedious and long-winded, but I personally find it necessary to set the stage for everything that is happening to Jaime and Claire, and I enjoyed it as much as the rest of the story.
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