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.

I finished it last night.  And I loved every minute of it.  It’s my new favorite in the series so far.  Gabaldon’s detail makes this book nothing short of realistic.  She introduces some adorable new characters, and brings back some beloved old ones.  And she punctuates it with plenty of well timed humor.  I laughed out loud.

From Day 1, these characters were like family to me.  And they still are.  I don’t think I could ever be disappointed in going home.

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