Author : Diana Gabaldon
Series : Outlander
Genres : Adult, Science Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction
Publication : February 19th 2015 by Arrow (first published July 1st 1992)
The story takes place years after Outlander. Well, at least in the first part of the book. The book alternates two stories : one in the “present” and one in the past. In the present parts, there is a dual POV, which is really useful.
The past part takes us in France in 1744. Jamie and Claire have fled Scotland and came in France in order to prevent the Culloden slaughter.
It’s easier to separate the past story in three parts. I won’t say to what they’re tied to though. The first part is really political. There’s not a lot of action. It’s really slow paced and that’s when I put the book down last year. It was difficult for me to find the motivation to read it.
Nonetheless, that part was somehow interesting. Claire and Jamie managed to get accepted as members of the high society.
You are mine, always, if ye will it or no, if ye want me or nay. Mine, and I willna let ye go.
Diana Gabaldon manages to surprise the reader with such an ease, it’s impressive. Her story is really well written and the plot is really great. This part was by far my favorite.
The last part takes us back to the present days. And while I thought I couldn’t be surprised anymore, the author did it again. Another shocking plot twist !
There are so many cute moments between Jamie and Claire. They’re partners now. Claire has truly become Lady Broch Tuarach and Jamie has learnt to treat her as his equal, his partner in their dangerous and treacherous journey.
For if you feel for me as i do for you – then I am asking you to tear out your heart and live without it.
There were also shocking scenes. I’m not gonna say much about it, of course.
And there were sad moments, too.
Torn between the impulse to stroke his head, and the urge to cave it in with a rock, I did neither.
It’s pretty hard to review this book without spoiling anything that’s why it’s a rather short review.
It’s a great sequel to Outlander !