Format: Audio Book (Cassette)
Published: November 6, 2001
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0553528610
ISBN - 13: 9780553528619
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Happy the Bride the Sun Shines On Mount Helicon The Royal Colony of North Carolina November, 1770 I woke to the patter of rain on canvas, with the feel of my first husband''s kiss on my lips. I blinked, disoriented, and by reflex put my fingers to my mouth. To keep the feeling, or to hide it? I wondered, even as I did so. Jamie stirred and murmured in his sleep next to me, his movement rousing a fresh wave of scent from the cedar branches under our bottom quilt. Perhaps the ghost''s passing had disturbed him. I frowned at the empty air outside our lean-to. Go away, Frank, I thought sternly. It was still dark outside, but the mist that rose from the damp earth was a pearly gray; dawn wasn''t far off. Nothing stirred, inside or out, but I had the distinct sense of an ironic amusement that lay on my skin like the lightest of touches. Shouldn''t I come to see her married? I couldn''t tell whether the words had formed themselves in my thoughts, or whether they - and that kiss — were merely the product of my own subconscious. I had fallen asleep with my mind still busy with wedding preparations; little wonder that I should wake from dreams of weddings. And wedding nights. I smoothed the rumpled muslin of my shift, uneasily aware that it was rucked up around my waist and that my skin was flushed with more than sleep. I didn''t remember anything concrete about the dream that had wakened me; only a confused jumble of image and sensation. I thought perhaps that was a good thing.
From the Publisher
Four cassettes, 6 hours
In the ten years since her extraordinary debut novel, OUTLANDER,
was published, Diana Gabaldon has entertained scores of listeners
with her heart-stirring stories and remarkable characters. The four
volumes of her New York Times bestselling saga, featuring
eighteenth century Scotsman James Fraser and his twentieth century,
time-traveling wife, Claire Randall, have nearly five million U.S.
copies in print.
The story of OUTLANDER begins just after the Second World War, when
a British field nurse named Claire Randall walked through a cleft
stone in the Scottish highlands and was transported back some two
hundred years to 1743.
Here now is THE FIERY CROSS, the eagerly awaited fifth volume in
this remarkable, award-winning series of historical novels. 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. To break
his oath to the Crown will brand him a traitor; to keep it is
certain doom. Jamie Fraser stands in the shadow of the fiery
cross-a standard that leads nowhere but the bloody brink of
Crossing the boundaries of genre with its unrivaled storytelling,
Diana Gabaldon''s new novel is a gift both to her many loyal fans
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About the Author
DIANA GABALDON is The New York Times bestselling author of
four previous novels-OUTLANDER (which has been optioned for a
television miniseries), DRAGONFLY IN AMBER, VOYAGER, and DRUMS OF
AUTUMN-and one work of nonfiction, THE OUTLANDISH COMPANION. She
lives with her family in Scottsdale, Arizona.
"Addictive in the extreme." -- The Toronto Star
"A word-of-mouth cult success and a publishing phenomenon." --
"Leaving out the history, the time-travel and fantastical subplots,
the wit and irony, battles and heroes and villains, what will keep
loyal readers and attract new is this fine portrait of two
immensely admirable and interesting characters." -- The London
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