Dragonfly in Amber

Kobo ebook | December 17, 2010

byDiana Gabaldon

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From the author of Outlander... a magnificent epic that once again sweeps us back in time to the drama and passion of 18th-century Scotland...

For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland's majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones ...about a love that transcends the boundaries of time ...and about James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his ....

Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire's spellbinding journey of self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris court of Charles Stuart ...in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising ...and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves....

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From the author of Outlander... a magnificent epic that once again sweeps us back in time to the drama and passion of 18th-century Scotland...For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland's majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning ...

Diana Gabaldon was born in Flagstaff, Arizona on January 11, 1952 . She has a Ph.D. in Quantitative Behavioral Ecology, a M.S. in Marine Biology, and a B.S. in Zoology. She has worked as a university Professor and has written freelance for various magazines and companies such as Walt Disney. Gabaldon is the well-known author of the "Ou...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 17, 2010Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:038567466X

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slow I found that it was a really slow moving story line, found that I kept losing interest #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Word: Amazing I could NOT put this book down. It was so addicting to read and kept me captivated the entire time. I laughed, I cried (that time at the cottage... I just can't ever be the same again.) Everything that makes a good book is in this. My only i guess "complaint" is that it was a little hard to keep track of all the characters - but I know there's a companion for that!
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice continuation While I wasn't as entranced by this book as the others, it was still nicely written and I enjoyed meeting Brianna and Roger
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great follow up This book was a great follow up to the first novel in the series, although not as captivating #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book I read this book and found that it was still very great, but did not have the magic the first one did. 'Outlander' kept me glued to the pages, yet not this one. Still a great book, but not as good as te first one. Would still recommend to anyone who loves 'Outlander'
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not as good as the first one Bit slower moving but still entertaining
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I had a hard time putting it down. Starting the next novel. Just waiting for the TV series to start again in the Spring.
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome story. Love the characters I can't wait to get lost in this story. I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Thank you for such a great series.
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dragonfly As the story continues and I am still captivated. The first half was a bit slow in places - the court politics and protocols - but there are some great new characters. The second half moves along fast with some unexpected events along with the inevitable. Well done.
Date published: 2015-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Could not put the book down. Ongoing twists excitement and surprises. So well written it triggers the imagination.
Date published: 2015-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Will never stop rereading this series. I have lost count. These books are so much more than a story.
Date published: 2015-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I absolutely loved this book a great continous story of love and fate. Had me in tears numerous times. Can't wait to begin the next journey of Jamie and Claire
Date published: 2015-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dragonfly in Amber Excellent - - creative application of history and fantasy. Characters flow well and intrigues abounds
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best series of books ever. This is the only set of books I have ever read more then once and I will read them many more times. Exceptional writing .
Date published: 2015-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Attention !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Simply a MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2015-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dragonfly Amber Amazing read, looking forward to the rest of the series! The Outlander was just as good, and I know the rest will be too!
Date published: 2015-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Winner! Another hit! As with the whole series...I loved it!!! Each & every book leaves you looking forward to the next one!
Date published: 2015-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dragonfly in Amber Very good. Dana Gabardine is a great writer. Loving this series. Cannot wait for the next one. They keep getting better.
Date published: 2014-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outlander Well told tale that keeps you in a constant of suspense, even as the unbelievable takes on credibility. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow 2nd book done and I feel like I need to jump right into Voyager!
Date published: 2014-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dragonfly in Amber Soooo looking forward to Voyager
Date published: 2014-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Twisted and turned constantly Was a little disappointed by the initial path this book took but enjoyed it and all of the excitement none the less
Date published: 2014-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Loved it I cannot wait to read the next one.
Date published: 2014-08-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Are you kidding me? Is there a negative rating? The 1 star rating is over-rated, Too: boring long disjointed uninteresting politictal expensive for what its worth
Date published: 2013-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from "A hundred and a thousand more ..." A wonderful second installment and a terrific follow-up to the incomparable Outlander. The first section of the book did seem a bit disjointed (hence 4/5 stars instead of 5), and as with any sections that don't involve Jaime, they are somewhat less satisfying. That said, while this book is quite lengthy, alot happens. I got a nice history lesson about Jacobites, the battle of '45, and Charles Stuart (although some resort was needed to Wikipedia to fill in the blanks). However, I'm not reading this series for a history lesson, I'm reading it because after Outlander, I am 100% invested in Jamie Fraser and his life with Claire. Jamie's character does not disappoint and he is every bit the hero we have come to know and love. Claire is a standout in this book as well for her the integral part she plays, which was a woman in 1745 is really saying something. I loved the ending of the second to last part of the book, and cried; and then cried again when the book finally ended. How have people waited years between installments? Cannot wait for book 3!
Date published: 2013-05-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dragonfly in Amber by the bestselling author Diana Gabaldon Dragonfly in Amber By Diana Gabaldon ISBN: 0-7704-2877-0 Seal Books, 2001 947 pages Mass market paperback Historical adventure 20 years ago, Claire Randall came out of the Scottish wilderness, having been missing for almost 3 years. Pregnant and offering an explanation no one believes, Claire returns to an uncomfortable relationship with her husband and to their home in the United States. Now, Frank has passed away and Claire has brought her adult daughter, Brianna, to the place where it all began. She wants Brianna to know who her real father was. But how can Claire make her believe? I had a brief email discussion with Diana Gabaldon earlier this year when I wrote a review of Outlander, the first book in her amazing and ongoing series featuring the lives and the love of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser: I insisted Outlander was an historical romance, while she claimed she writes historical fiction not romance. Stubborn as I am (my clan are the Skenes), I now see her point. Dragonfly in Amber is a detailed rendering of the politics and events leading up to and including the battle of Culloden in 1745. This was an actual battle that ended “Bonnie” Prince Charlie’s attempt to regain both the throne of England and of Scotland. Outlander concluded with Claire and Jamie Fraser heading for France to try and stop Prince Charlie’s rebellion. You see, Claire knows the battle ends in disaster for the Scots in general and for Jamie in particular. Dragonfly in Amber follows the two lovers as they insert themselves (with the help of Jamie’s familial connections) into the French social and political scene of the time. Despite extensive efforts to undermine the Prince’s efforts, Jamie and Claire are foiled at every turn until it becomes apparent there’s no way to stop the bloodbath they know is coming. The final chapters see Claire returned to modern Scotland and Jamie sent to his fated death. However, as Claire and the son of a deceased friend do their best to convince Brianna of the truth of Claire’s incredible story, a surprise crops up. Their investigations suggest that maybe, just maybe, Jamie Fraser didn’t die when and where Claire believes he did. What will come next? You’ll have to pick up a copy of Voyager by Diana Gabaldon to find out. Dragonfly in Amber reminds me of why I enjoy “period” novels—A Tale of Two Cities, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and The Janissary Tree come to mind. Yet, Gabaldon stands on her own. These books don’t just tell a story, they reveal to us a strong woman unafraid to fight for what she believes in and who loves in the same “give-it-everything-you-have” manner. Personally, the Claire Randall/Jamie Fraser combination has made my list of top fictional characters. While Dragonfly in Amber requires some effort (it’s 947 pages long), and it, like all large works, will have sections that drag for you, the only criticism I have for this novel is that a map or maps of the areas visited would have been appreciated. It wasn’t until I researched the rebellion of 1745 that I managed to get a clear mental picture of where events were taking place. There are seven books in the Outlander series, the latest An Echo in The Bone was released in hardcover September 22, 2009. My copy is sitting on one of my bookshelves. I can hear it calling… Copyright © Clayton Clifford Bye 2009
Date published: 2010-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this series! Claire and Jamie leave Scotland for France to try and stop the rebellion of the Highlands to bring Charles Stuart to the crown. There are so many twists and turns that I could not do the plot justice. This is a great series that everyone should read. There is lots of mystery, romance, lust, intrigue, and suspense. These books are really long, but so worth reading. They will take you away to another time and place.
Date published: 2009-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding continuation of the Outlander series If you enjoyed Outlander, be sure to continue reading the story of Claire and Jamie in the second of six books in the series. This book jumps time periods, from "present day" (1960s) back to where we left Jamie and Claire, before Culloden. The story follows their determination to stop Culloden from occuring. This book is amazing, as are all of the others Gabaldon has written. This is actually one of my favourites in the series. *Note - you MUST read Outlander before this novel!
Date published: 2008-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another fabulous read! I didn't know if the other books in the Outlander series could top the first one, but I think this might be my favorite. Jamie and Claire's relationship at this point has reached another level, and Gabaldon has created such an intriguing plot line through her book that I literally couldn't put it down. I read the whole thing in 3 days and couldn't wait to get my hands on the next book. If you liked Outlander, you'll love Dragonfly in Amber and you'll be looking for the next book, too!
Date published: 2008-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Sequel to Outlander So far this book is really good. There is a lot of action and emotion in this novel. The only thing I dislike about it is that there is a lot of concentration on battle and the turmoil in Claire and Jamie's relationship in the book.
Date published: 2007-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disgustingly Beautiful This was the first of the series that I was able to read and it kept me coming back for more! The connections that Diana Gabaldon makes with Bree, Roger, Claire and Jamie are very real and make you feel as if you could actually be living this out. Gabaldon paints and excellent picture of what life was like for Jamie and Claire in France during the time of the Jacobite Revolt. Excellent book!!! If you loved outlander, this one will throw you for a loop!
Date published: 2006-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good as the first! Yet another book I just can't put down! I've read this over and over, as well as the others in the series. If you are just getting into the Outlander series, I guarantee you won't be disappointed with the rest! A touch of romance, history, suspence, action and so much more. The characters are ones we can all relate to, and the relationships that develop, family or not, are ones to remember. This book is one that you won't regret reading, and it will leave you longing for more.
Date published: 2006-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Author and Book This book was so amazing a great sequal to a great book. When you start reading the book it isn't as big as it looks you fly right through the pages seeming to turn themselves . I love this author and am working on the next book. Just an absaloutly AMAZING read. I would recommend this book to all my friends.
Date published: 2006-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read this book NOW This is an excellent book., and series. Definately in my top 5 all time favorites. You must read the series if you are a lover of historical fiction and romance. As long as your over the age of 15 (due to some romance scenes) you will LOVE this book. Don't let the size frighten you, because you'll finish it before you want to.
Date published: 2005-07-24