The Fiery Cross (Outlander)

By Diana Gabaldon

The excellent 5th quantity of Diana Gabaldon’s extraordinary Outlander saga, featuring 18th-century Scotsman James Fraser and his 20th-century time-traveling spouse, Claire Randall.

The yr is 1771, and struggle is coming. Jamie Fraser’s spouse tells him so. Little as he needs to, he needs to think it, for hers is a present of dreadful prophecy—a time-traveler’s definite wisdom.

Born within the 12 months of Our Lord 1918, Claire Randall served England as a nurse at the battlefields of global struggle II, and within the aftermath of peace came across clean conflicts whilst she walked via a cleftstone at the Scottish Highlands and located herself an outlander, an English girl in a spot the place no woman might be, in a time—1743—when the single English in Scotland have been the officials and males of King George’s army.

Now spouse, mom, and health care professional, Claire continues to be an outlander, misplaced, and out of time, yet now, by way of selection, associated by way of like to her basically anchor—Jamie Fraser. Her exact view of the longer term has introduced him either possibility and deliverance long ago; her wisdom of the oncoming revolution is a flickering torch that could gentle his manner during the perilous years ahead—or ignite a conflagration that would depart their lives in ashes....

Grand, sweeping, completely unforgettable, The Fiery Cross is riveting leisure, a colourful tapestry of heritage and human drama.

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