Dragonfly in Amber: A Novel (Outlander)
NOW THE STARZ unique sequence OUTLANDER
With her vintage novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon brought unforgettable characters—Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser—delighting readers with a narrative of event and love that spanned centuries. Now Gabaldon returns to that outstanding time and position during this shiny, strong sequel to Outlander.
DRAGONFLY IN AMBER
For 20 years, Claire Randall has stored her secrets and techniques. yet now she is returning along with her grown daughter to the mysteries of Scotland’s mist-shrouded Highlands.
the following Claire plans to bare a fact as stunning because the occasions that gave it beginning: the key of an old circle of status stones, the key of a love that transcends centuries, and the reality of a guy named Jamie Fraser—a Highland warrior whose gallantry as soon as drew the younger Claire from the protection of her century to the hazards of his.
Claire’s spellbinding trip maintains in the course of the intrigue-ridden French courtroom and the threat of Jacobite plots, to the Highlands of Scotland, via conflict and loss of life in a determined struggle to save lots of either the kid and the fellow she loves.
Praise for Dragonfly in Amber
“Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages virtually flip themselves.”—The Arizona Republic
“A triumph! a strong story layered in background and fable. I enjoyed each page.”—Nora Roberts
“Compulsively readable.”—Publishers Weekly
From the Hardcover edition.
Into the cottage like surf-scour, churning every little thing into confusion with the coming of every clean surge. We thrashed approximately, scuffling with the pull of the tide, and have been left eventually, gasping, to house the recent flotsam left in the back of as every one wave ebbed. There are lulls, in fact, within the so much frantic job. those started to come extra usually within the afternoon, and towards sunset, because the circulation of wounded dropped to a trickle, we started to settle right into a regimen of taking care of the sufferers who remained.
To Jamie, and turning on his heel, disappeared again less than the archway. “Who’s we?” I requested. “Young Simon, I suppose,” Jamie spoke back. “His lordship’s inheritor. A stray cousin or , possibly. and a few of the tacksmen, I may still think, judging from the horses within the courtyard. If Lovat’s going to think about sending troops to hitch the Stuarts, his tacksmen and tenants could have a section to assert approximately it.” * * * “Ever noticeable a small bug in a barnyard, in the midst of a flock of chickens?” he murmured as.
Sassenach,” he acknowledged, seizing me by means of the arm. “We needs to go.” nobody stopped us; there has been lots coming and going by way of the roads that we have been scarcely spotted whereas we have been close to the moor. Farther away, after we left the most street, there has been nobody to determine. Jamie was once thoroughly silent, concentrating single-mindedly at the task handy. I acknowledged not anything to him, too fascinated with my very own surprise and dread to need for dialog. “I shall see my spouse safe.” I hadn’t recognized what he intended through that, however it.
Nodded on the folder at the table, its manila floor clean and blameless within the lamplight—”you chanced on their names. yet … yet … Jamie …” conversing the identify aloud looked as if it would rattle her, and he or she clamped her lips tight. Now it was once Brianna’s flip to aid her mom. “He intended to return, you said.” Her eyes, darkish blue and inspiring, have been cause on her mother’s face. “He intended to take his males clear of the sector, after which return to the battle.” Claire nodded, recuperating herself somewhat. “He knew.
excessive forehead, close-set ears and a fine-edged jaw—that first harsh flash of wrong reputation, which struck my center with a blow of pleasure and discomfort. Frank, I had idea. Frank. And it used to be Frank’s face I observed as I sank into sleep. the school room was once a type of at London college; historical timbered ceiling and glossy flooring, lino scuffed via stressed toes. The seats have been the previous soft benches; new desks have been kept for the technological know-how lectures. historical past can make do with sixty-year-old scarred.