The Fiery Cross By Diana Gabaldon

The Fiery Cross

By Diana Gabaldon

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

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

The dazzling fifth volume of Diana Gabaldon’s extraordinary Outlander saga, featuring 18th-century Scotsman James Fraser and his 20th-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall.

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.

Born in the year of Our Lord 1918, Claire Randall served England as a nurse on the battlefields of World War II, and in the aftermath of peace found fresh conflicts when she walked through a cleftstone on the Scottish Highlands and found herself an outlander, an English lady in a place where no lady should be, in a time—1743—when the only English in Scotland were the officers and men of King George’s army.

Now wife, mother, and surgeon, Claire is still an outlander, out of place, and out of time, but now, by choice, linked by love to her only anchor—Jamie Fraser. Her 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....

Grand, sweeping, utterly unforgettable, The Fiery Cross is riveting entertainment, a vibrant tapestry of history and human drama.

Reviews

  • In a nut shell-first time read through

    4
    By OletaRoberts
    It’s great when the story line is moving but a lot of it will be pretty stagnant. And you just have to wade yourself before you find something in the book you enjoy. Wether it be the romantic aspects or the historical parts of even the medical parts. A lot of it could have been cut from this book and it would have been a great book!! But no this was worse than my first read through of Dragonfly in Amber.
  • Soooooooo boring!

    1
    By Britmum68
    I made it through the first three books in a reading frenzy. LOVED them! The fourth (Drums of Autumn) was harder to finish but I persevered. This one; ugh! I give up! Please let the next book take me back to the chemistry, emotion and adventure of the first!
  • The Fiery Cross

    1
    By Kasmike
    I’m really disappointed in this book. I am about done with it, By pure deturmination I have made it through this. I find nothing of any redeeming value in this story. I hate it when a good series is taken advantage by the author for the pure purpose of adding just another book to the series without spending time in story development. I can’t imagine that the television series will have anything to do with this book. It would be a five minute blip in the televison story line. I really hope that Diana Gabaldon has spent more time with the next book in the series or I’m probably going to move to another series.
  • 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.