Voyager by Diana GabaldonVoyager by Diana Gabaldon


byDiana Gabaldon

Paperback | August 7, 2001

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From the author of the breathtaking bestsellers Outlander and Dragonfly in Amber, the extraordinary saga continues.

Their passionate encounter happened long ago by whatever measurement Claire Randall took. Two decades before, she had traveled back in time and into the arms of a gallant eighteenth-century Scot named Jamie Fraser. Then she returned to her own century to bear his child, believing him dead in the tragic battle of Culloden. Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her... and her body still cries out for him in her dreams.

Then Claire discovers that Jamie survived. Torn between returning to him and staying with their daughter in her own era, Claire must choose her destiny. And as time and space come full circle, she must find the courage to face the passion and pain awaiting her...the deadly intrigues raging in a divided Scotland... and the daring voyage into the dark unknown that can reunite—or forever doom—her timeless love.
Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels, as well as the related Lord John Grey books, one work of nonfiction, and the Outlander graphic novel The Exile. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Title:VoyagerFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 7, 2001Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely Love the details of the different scenes in the different time periods
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Summer Reading For someone like myself, it was rather necessary to take the rather colonial tone of the writing for what it is - fiction. The Outlander series is, however, one that I have indulged in and enjoy an easy read for the Summer.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Like the rest of the Outlander series novels this one doesn't disappoint! I think they just keep getting better and better!
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the whole series! Long time fan of everything Diana Gabaldon!
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite of the series so far I am currently on this book and it is my favorite! The story is incredible, a page turner for sure! Cannot wait see what Diana has in store for Claire and Jamie.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite of the series This is my favourite in the series! Have read this one several times! Looking forward to book 9!
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Series Amazing series, and this is probably my favourite book of the series... except for the first of course!
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Second Favourite Book in the Series Think Pirates of the Caribbean...but with Jamie and Claire. My second favourite novel in the series aside from Outlander. What an exciting novel and a much needed change in pace from Dragonfly in Amber
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good! Couldn't put it down! Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous story! I loved Voyager maybe even more than Book 2!
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read, interesting series Well written and a good story line. Do have to admit I read the whole series once, but not a series I will read a second time as I do no feel it worth a second read but well worth a first read. Much better than the show so recommend reading before viewing.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent series Awesome continuation of an emotional series.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful This was my favourite installment in the whole series. It was just breathtaking! Not only do Claire and Jamie eventually reunite but the author changes settings and introduces us to some new and important characters. If you were thinking about giving up on the series after Dragonfly in Amber I suggest you don't. Reading this book is completely worth it and will compel you to read the others.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Eh, Lack Luster. More Excited for the TV Show than continuing these novels. I always forget how long it takes me read these novels...they are not only long, but the writing is super teeny tiny. This book was really underwhelming for me after the first two novels. I loved the first bit of the book before Claire travels back through the stones. I really wanted to see more of the battle, because it has been such an integral part within this series. I was also hoping for more Roger and Bree. I really enjoy Roger as a character. After Claire travels back through the Stones I was expecting certain things to happen...and they didn't. This story takes a much different turn than I was anticipating. That made it more intriguing for me to read, but most of if I really wasn't interested in. I WANT MORE FERGUS !!! I'm really excited to see what the TV show does with this material, because I think it could make some very cliff hanging episodes. I think my main problem with this novel, and it was the same with the when the characters are not in Scotland, it just doesn't feel right for me. I will say that Jamie is swoon-worthy as always, and he is what will keep me coming back for more. Bring on Season 3 !!!
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This book is another great work of Gabaldon. She is an amazing author, and I am impatient to read all the series!
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathtaking A big rollocoster of emotions.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best I think this is the best book in the outlander series so far, so full of adventure! It's hard to stop reading!
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Another one so worth your time!
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Voyager The third book in the series takes the beloved characters on a Voyage that tests their limits. The writing is so detailed it feels like you are taking the trip with them.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another joy to read I can hardly believe how much I am enjoying these books. The characters seem so real and I feel so involved in their happiness and crisis. Book 4 here I come
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good I found this book the hardest to get going with of the series. But once you get through the first half its great and gets back to the same level as the first two books
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I love this series. Diana Gabaldon is an amazing writer!
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good, but different This book seemed slightly different from the first two. It is written from both first and third person in different chapters which kind of threw me off. Although I found it to be different from the others, I still very much enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading the other books in this series.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of My Favourites It's too hard to pick just one in this series that is my favourite, but if I had to make a list, Voyager would be near the top that's for sure! Make sure to read (or reread) ahead of watching the show!
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Read it because of the show, and I'm so glad I did!
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing! I love the storyline and characters!
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I am constantly amazed at the level of detail, and the research that goes into these books just brings them them a whole other level. I've re-read the series many times
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Second favourite to Outlander This book made me sad, angry, jealous, frustrated, so unbelievably happy, angry again, and just amazed. It was a roller coaster and a good one at that.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cool really good story and believable!
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from :) This series is amazing... my mom reads it over and over
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommend to everyone I've loved Jaime and Claire and their story since we first "met" about 20 years ago. I recommend this series to everyone. An epic love and adventure story with fantastic characters.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Great follow up to Outlander. I love the characters and the development that happens with the storyline.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This is the point in the series in which you begin to wonder is Jamie and Claire ever have a slow day, but Gabaldon continues to keep you interested and wanting more. An Amazing series!
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The journey continues I really enjoyed reading the third installment of the Outlander series. I always love where the author will take Jamie and Claire next. I really enjoyed this one more than the second one. There seemed to be more action in this one. I highly recommend this to everyone.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easily my favorite of the series! Voyager is 1,000+ pages of non-stop adventure and absolutely breath-taking moments. There were times I had to stop, force myself to set the book aside, and catch my breath before I could continue reading. Diana Gabaldon's writing is powerful, moving, and unforgettable.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from INCREDIBLE! I've been reading this book and series everyday on my bus ride to school. It's such an interesting and easy read that keeps you hooked on every word. I can't seem to put it down.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this series! As a person who is an avid reader, it took me awhile to get through the outlander series. The books do drag on a bit but makes up for the fact that they do contain a lot of history!
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Good read. Enjoy her writing.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent read, but my least favorite so far 3.5 stars. i was really underwhelmed about this book. Diana Gabaldon excels in the description heavy prose, but i found my mind wandering with this one. I really enjoyed about half of this book and it started feeling less like her other books and i found my attention wandering.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from couldn't put this down great adventure after adventure.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really a 3.5 This is the book that made me have to take a little wee break from the Frasers. The book rather goes downhill when they set sail to rescue a certain someone. I did like getting out of Claire's head and into Jamie's. That was a pleasant change. Gabaldon does a fine job of examining the trickiness of reuniting two characters after twenty years apart. (Surely that's not a spoiler. Of course, they must reunite!) I also feel there are some loose ends in Voyager that are not taken up in Drums so I wonder if they are going to crop up later in the series. Anyway, if you've read the first two, you might as well read this one, too. Enjoy!
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from exciting adventure A trip out of time, out of the norm, an exciting adventure for escaping whatever reality bogs you down...
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it I adore this series. I was thinking when Claire return to frank and she couldn't love him the way she love Jamie. That is because of what jack did to them to much resemblance. this is the one of my fave series and it my 5th time reading it and i enjoy it every time
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Voyageur Yet another great book in the Outlander series. The series is still gripping and highly entertaining. I recommend this book to absolutely everyone :)
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unforgettable and one of the best Treasure, kidnapping, serial murders, smuggling, voodoo, adventure on the high seas, and reunited love. Pretty much the perfect book.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read, but least fav of series To Continue their story you must read this book, but if you find it a bit slow don't give up! The book picks up at parts that will pull you in.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but not the best of the series Good, but not the best of the series. I liked it more than enough to keep reading though!
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest series!! Great series. I highly recommend it
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite of the series Probably my favourite of the series. Certain parts of the book are extremely re-readable. Loved!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book! Great series. I highly recommend it
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond love Love this series. The author transports you - you feel that the characters are going through. Love it, love it, love it!
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Diana does not disappoint me in any of her books. Fantastic writer and amazing series! #plumrewards
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Diana Gabaldon does not disappoint and Voyageur is no exception!
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourite in the Series I love this series, and I'd go so far as to say this is my favourite. A must read! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved I found this book very hard to put down. Great love story from start to finish #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Very different from the first two books, but I loved it! I got a little bored with the setting taking place on a ship, but it was worth it all just for that scene at the print know the one...oh lord help me. <3
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite so far! This was my favourite book in the series so far! It was so hard to put down and made me excited to start the next one right away.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! Great Book! Great writing! Very hard to put down.
Date published: 2016-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outlander delivers !! I thought this might be too much of a love story but I was so pleasantly surprised. Two courageous people find each other when they never should have, yes but also friendship, loyalty, happiness, tragedy, faith and fate all mixed seamlessly with real history and a lost culture. The Outlanders series by Diana Gabaldon is such a winning combination! You won't be able to put it down. I have read and reread these books over and over. They never disappoint...I can't wait for more about Jamie & Claire, Brianna, Roger, Fergus and Ian!!
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best An amazing carry on to a wonderful story. Diana Gabaldon's books are my favourite. I've reread them all dozens of times.
Date published: 2015-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VOYAGER This is one of y favourites in the OUTLANDER SERIES. I have read it 3 0r 4 times and everytime I read it I get more out of it. I still cry when Jamie a d Claire reunite. I feel tbeir love and fear after 20 years, how hae they changed hat secrets re there. But in the end LOVE DOES TRIUMPH.
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Galloping adventure! I love how the book travels from one continent to another via some grand adventures, tall ships, time travel, all the fast paced action and a very wonderful Scottish accent!
Date published: 2015-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Voyager A great read that continues the love story between Claire and Jamie! Can't wait to read the next book!
Date published: 2015-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I've this over and over! Each new day, each new plot, it's a delight! I love this series of books and have them all, over and over!
Date published: 2015-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read While I believe she over does the sex scenes (they become tiresome) the character development and storyline keep me reading and that's all any author wants.
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great one! 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 Wonderful Diana's series keeps on delivering the plot twists, heartache and laughter that we've come to expect by this point!
Date published: 2014-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A new culture. Apart from the adventures of Claire and Jamie, Diana Gabaldon introduces a complete new culture with weather, vegetation, housing, clothing, food, drinks, fauna and rites so alien to what our characters are used to!!! It is hard to put down the book.
Date published: 2014-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book I was skeptical how this series was going to keep going when I first started reading this book.. Not anymore!
Date published: 2014-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love. Reading this series again for the umpteenth time. Can't wait for the 8th book!!
Date published: 2014-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love. Love it, excellent blend of courage, love, loss, history and happiness.
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outlander - voyager Great read as always Diana.
Date published: 2013-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jamie - I swoon (again!) Another wonderful installment in this saga about Jamie and Claire. The book for me read in 2 parts - the first part about Claire's journey in modern time and efforts at reuniting with Jamie; and part 2 about their reunion. Swoon, their reunion! As to the adventures in this particular book, there are many, almost too many and they roll rather too rapidly from one to the next. There's barely time for our couple to breathe. The too eventful course of their lives that this book covers was a bit much and completely improbably. This is the reason I'm giving it 4 instead of 5 stars. Claire and Jamie cannot catch a break! That said, this is a love story for the ages, and I've yet to read a hero better written than Jamie Fraser. Cannot wait to read book #4!!
Date published: 2013-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome read! Was sincerely bewildered when it ended that it was already over. Can't wait to dive into the next in the series!!
Date published: 2013-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outlander series An incredible series.
Date published: 2013-03-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Outlander series An incredible series.
Date published: 2013-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What. A. Ride. Reviewed at Another Look Book Reviews This was a re-read for me. I think I've read Voyager about four times now but I've never reviewed before. So this is my first time with pen to paper (so to speak) on my thoughts of Voyager. Outlander (book 1) will always have that special place in my heart as being one of my all time favourite books. After all that is the book that started it all and was my introduction to Jamie and Claire's world. However out of the Outlander books, I think Voyager is my favourite of the series. Voyager is one adventure after another and just when you think your palms can be dry for a second, something else happens. As I said at the beginning, what a ride. There is this one little line in Voyager that perfectly outlines Jamie and Claire for me. It gives me the biggest grin every single time I read it. "Damn ye, woman! Will ye never do as you're told?" "Probably not," I said meekly. One of the reasons I adore Claire is that she is so amazingly smart, clever and has unbreakable loyalty to Jamie. However, there are times where even I want to ring her neck. I think Voyager had me wanting to ring her neck a few times. I completely understood every single decision she made, but it I still could not understand why she went through with them. Now tell me, does that sentence even make sense?? I was even arguing with myself. Ha! Having said that, what a boring book it would be if Claire wasn't Claire. I simply just adore her. There are not enough words to capture my love of Jamie. He is sensible, calm, brave and not shy about his devotion to Claire. The man is the package. Oh he has his flaws, but those imperfections actually perfect him. The thing is, I am seriously smitten with Jamie but I love him to be with Claire. They are my fiction super couple. Voyager takes us on a journey starting at present day Scotland through to 1746 Edinburgh and then on to Lallybrook (sigh, oh Lallybrook), off to Paris, aboard a ship to the West Indies, Jamaica & other various tropical islands to the final exciting resting stop on a wee bit of a cliffhanger at the end of Voyager. Which is why although I have read the series many times over, I'm off to start Drums of Autumn. Although I don't think Voyager is the most emotional book of the series, my heart experienced heaviness quite a few times. I had a lump in my throat here: "He gave you to me," she said, so low I could hardly hear her. "Now I have to give you back to him, Mama." and here: "It isn't Geordie," I said. My voice was higher than usual. "It's me," I said. "Claire" ...and I can't quite put to words what I was experiencing with the acts of of the English soldiers following Culloden, the outrage with Frank wanting to take Bree from Claire, my mouth dropped open when Jamie was flogged again in prison, the nervousness of when Jamie was hiding in closet right after Ian was born. At this point in the book I am not even half way. I haven't even touched on the kidnapping of Ian or the shock of a certain wedding. A super duper roller coaster I tell you. A true voyage of emotions. It wasn't all sad and distraught by no means. Just the sheer fact of Jamie and Claire's reunion and togetherness was paralleled above and beyond anything bad that could happen. There were some extreme highs too. *grins* "I must have ye, or die." I was not expecting one of the return of a certain character from Outlander nor do I wish to spoil if you are first time reader. Blew_me_ away. Even knowing it is coming, it still does not contain my feelings. Voyager is not a stand alone book. I would not recommend anyone reading it before Outlander or Dragonfly in Amber. I would recommend if you haven't read the books, you get going and start. They are not light reads. They are not romances. They are emotional roller coaster rides that will never let you forget the characters Jamie, Claire and the country, Scotland. I think Diana Gabaldon should get some sort of shares for how many visitors a year Scotland receives due to this series. So tell me, have you read any of the books? Have I made you slightly curious?
Date published: 2012-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful read! ***SPOILERS ALERT!!!*** You may recall me bemoaning Diana Gabaldon’s previous book in this series, Dragonfly in Amber, because it was long, boring, and took me FOREVER to read. Of course, once I finished reading that book, I just had to start reading Voyager, the third book in the series. Voyager starts with Claire researching (with the help of her daughter Brianna and friend Roger) whatever happened to Jamie – the love she had to leave after Culloden in order to save her and their daughter’s life. Twenty years have passed and lo and behold, it is revealed that Jamie did not die at Culloden like she thought he did. The problem is that a lot can happen over the course of twenty years. With Roger’s expertise in research and Claire’s never-give-up attitude, they find out approximately where Jamie would have been twenty years past the day when Claire was forced to go back through the stone circle to her present day. So what’s a girl to do when she finds out the love of her life is still alive, 200 years before her time? Go back, of course. Maybe it was because this book was so similar to Outlander, the first book in the series, but I absolutely devoured it. There wasn’t a lot of political jargon that mussed up the pages of Dragonfly in Amber, nor were there endless fight scenes long enough to make even the most caffeine-addicted man fall asleep. Claire goes back and is reunited with Jamie and they have to learn to live with what happened in the last twenty years. None of it was innocent, considering each thought the other was dead. Frank takes Claire back after learning she was with child when she returns “home”, thus making Brianna (“Bree”) believe that Frank is her father. And Jamie is shipped all over the place, thrown in jail a few times, has a CHILD WITH ANOTHER WOMAN (unbeknownst to anyone but him and another person), and ends up remarrying not just another woman, but Laoghaire, the girl Claire saw him canoodling with prior to their wedding 20+ years ago. Somehow, most things work out. But not everything. Claire’s return isn’t received as she would have liked by Jamie’s sister, and there’s the mystery of who-exactly-is-the-little-Chinaman-Jamie-keeps-calling-Mr.-Willoughby? When Laoghaire enters the picture (and then leaves the picture after shooting Jamie in the arm), the lawyer, Ned, comes in to settle the matter of First Wife vs. Second Wife. As usual, Jamie has to pay. But wait! One time when Jamie was in jail, he learned of a story of a treasure on an island. Of course he manages to escape said jail and SWIMS to the island to find a treasure that doesn’t match the description originally provided, but a treasure nonetheless. And now that he has to pay up to Laoghaire for the “divorce”, Jamie, Claire, Jenny’s son Ian, the Chinaman, and some Scottish smugglers are all en route to obtain said treasure (since who has the kind of money to pay for a divorce?). On the way, Ian is kidnapped and the gang must band forth to rescue him. But from whom, you ask? Well, from Geilis Duncan – the WITCH we thought was burned at the stake! From the looks of it, Ian was her sacrifice, and her slave people were all too happy to relay this information to Claire and Jamie. In the end, Ian is rescued and Claire and Jamie are in hot debate over where they should live since Jamie is a smuggler – nay, a WANTED smuggler – and many of the places he called home are now off-limits. Fortunately, their boat was being followed by the same ship that kidnapped Ian, which forces them to head out to sea. They’re hit by a storm and wind up in … America. Du, du, du … ! Unfortunately for Diana Gabaldon, I’m putting the reading of the 4th book on hold until I read other books that are on my To-Read list. However, I was pleasantly pleased with this book – it held my attention, had just the right amounts of love and action (though I could do without the very detailed “love” scenes) and still kept my intrigue to read farther into the series. And instead of taking a whopping 2 months to read book, this one only took 11 days. I know, I’m a machine. (LOL!)
Date published: 2012-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Great book. Excellent must read series. I cannot put them down. Wonderfully written, all action very little filler, Do not be afraid of the page count, you will be finished far to soon!
Date published: 2010-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read series! In this third book we see Claire trying to get back to Jamie after 20 years apart. Claire indeed had Jamie’s child, Brianna, something that might not have happened if she were not back in her time. Throughout the book we hear of how Jamie and Claire has survived for the last 20 years, but neither has really lived since they separated. Claire takes a chance to find her heart again by going back to Jamie. With all the trepidation and years apart, the two begin their relationship again. Loved it. This is a must read series. I can’t say enough to bring across just how good these books are.
Date published: 2009-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked this a lot Of the 3 of Gabaldon's books that I have read so far, this is definitely in the same league as the first - Outlander. It is very adventurous, and she keeps us moving in the story, winding it all together in the end. I enjoyed reading this very much, better than the 2nd book, which I thought was a bit slower in the pace. I recommend this highly, and now look forward to the next one.
Date published: 2008-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing storyline Gabaldon did it again, that is all I have to say!
Date published: 2007-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read This book kept me on the edge of my seat, just like the two books that came before it. What a great series of books so far!
Date published: 2006-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME!!!!! Oh my gosh!!! I have read 3 of her books so far and i am currently on Drums of Autumn! She has not disappointed me yet!! It will keep you on the edge of your seat. You will be reading it all day long and when you go to bed at night you will say to yourself... just one more chapter then i will go to sleep... but you end up reading so much more than that one chapter! I love the way she writes .. i have now become one of her biggest fans.. Thanks to my Aunt and someone else... I found outlander in my closet and decided that i wanted to read it... so i did... i did not know that there were books that continue the story until my aunt told me and lent me dragonfly in amber and Voyager. Then i went to chapters and bought Drums of autumn. Diana is truely a SUPER Writer.! I will give no complaints about her stories. I just hope that she continues to write more and more! She has a God given talent and i am glad she is putting it to use! SO ... if you want a good read... pick up any of her b
Date published: 2002-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All 4 Excellent These books are not just for women. They are often mis-placed in the Romance Section when they are among the BEST written Adventure books i have ever had the pleasure of reading. They are even more General Fiction or Sci-fi [for the brief time travel element] or Historical Fiction or even Fantasy than Romance.... you have really missed something if you do not read and savour every word in this series.
Date published: 2002-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Loved it!
Date published: 2002-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from all four books by Diane Gabaldon I found out about Voyager through a co worker,he had said that his wife was all gaga over a man named Jamie in a book so I bought it also. The first book was truly wonderful and I could not put it down. I laughted and cried through all four books and can't wait for her new book to come out. I passed my books on to my two daughters and now we all wish we had our own Jamie. Great books.
Date published: 2001-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Voyager I am now reading the third book of the series. It is a very good series. I am not a person who reads a lot but,I find it hard to put these books down. It really takes you to a different place. Anyone who wants to get away in a book, this is the series to get in to. I can't wait to get into the 4th book. I do hope there will be more to this series. Jamie and Claire are so good together.
Date published: 2000-09-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better..... Well this 3rd book in the outlander series is better then the 2nd, but still doesn't compare to Diane's first book. I would still recommend this book to fans of the character Jamie and Claire.....
Date published: 2000-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from get this series! a very good sequel to the series! i liked this better than the second one. this is a book every romance reader should keep on their shelves to read again and again! Can't wait for #4.
Date published: 1999-07-16

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INVERNESSMAY 2 , 1968Of course he’s dead!’’ Claire’s voice was sharp with agitation; it rang loudly in the half-empty study, echoing among the rifled bookshelves. She stood against the cork-lined wall like a prisoner awaiting a firing squad, staring from her daughter to Roger Wakefield and back again.‘‘I don’t think so.’’ Roger felt terribly tired. He rubbed a hand over his face, then picked up the folder from the desk; the one containing all the research he’d done since Claire and her daughter had first come to him, three weeks before, and asked his help. He opened the folder and thumbed slowly through the contents. The Jacobites of Culloden. The Rising of the ’45. The gallant Scots who had rallied to the banner of Bonnie Prince Charlie, and cut through Scotland like a blazing sword—only to come to ruin and defeat against the Duke of Cumberland on the gray moor at Culloden. ‘‘Here,’’ he said, plucking out several sheets clipped together. The archaic writing looked odd, rendered in the black crispness of a photocopy. ‘‘This is the muster roll of the Master of Lovat’s regiment.’’He thrust the thin sheaf of papers at Claire, but it was her daughter, Brianna, who took the sheets from him and began to turn the pages, a slight frown between her reddish brows.‘‘Read the top sheet,’’ Roger said. ‘‘Where it says ‘Officers.’ ’’‘‘All right. ‘Officers,’ ’’ she read aloud, ‘‘ ‘Simon, Master of Lovat’ . . .’’‘‘The Young Fox,’’ Roger interrupted. ‘‘Lovat’s son. And five more names, right?’’Brianna cocked one brow at him, but went on reading.‘‘ ‘William Chisholm Fraser, Lieutenant; George D’Amerd Fraser Shaw, Captain; Duncan Joseph Fraser, Lieutenant; Bayard Murray Fraser, Major,’’ she paused, swallowing, before reading the last name, ‘‘ ‘. . . James AlexanderMalcolm MacKenzie Fraser. Captain.’ ’’ She lowered the papers, looking a little pale. ‘‘My father.’’Claire moved quickly to her daughter’s side, squeezing the girl’s arm. She was pale, too.‘‘Yes,’’ she said to Roger. ‘‘I know he went to Culloden. When he left me . . . there at the stone circle . . . he meant to go back to Culloden Field, to rescue his men who were with Charles Stuart. And we know he did’’—she nodded at the folder on the desk, its manila surface blank and innocent in the lamplight—‘‘you found their names. But . . . but . . . Jamie . . .’’Speaking the name aloud seemed to rattle her, and she clamped her lips tight.Now it was Brianna’s turn to support her mother.‘‘He meant to go back, you said.’’ Her eyes, dark blue and encouraging, were intent on her mother’s face. ‘‘He meant to take his men away from the field, and then go back to the battle.’’ Claire nodded, recovering herself slightly.‘‘He knew he hadn’t much chance of getting away; if the English caught him . . . he said he’d rather die in battle. That’s what he meant to do.’’ She turned to Roger, her gaze an unsettling amber. Her eyes always reminded him of hawk’s eyes, as though she could see a good deal farther than most people. ‘‘I can’t believe he didn’t die there—so many men did, and he meant to!’’Almost half the Highland army had died at Culloden, cut down in a blast of cannonfire and searing musketry. But not Jamie Fraser. ‘‘No,’’ Roger said doggedly. ‘‘That bit I read you from Linklater’s book—’’ He reached to pick it up, a white volume, entitled The Prince in the Heather.‘‘Following the battle,’’ he read, ‘‘eighteen wounded Jacobite officers took refuge in the farmhouse near the moor. Here they lay in pain, their wounds untended, for two days. At the end of that time, they were taken out and shot. One man, a Fraser of the Master of Lovat’s regiment, escaped the slaughter. The rest are buried at the edge of the domestic park.‘‘See?’’ he said, laying the book down and looking earnestly at the two women over its pages. ‘‘An officer, of the Master of Lovat’s regiment.’’ He grabbed up the sheets of the muster roll. ‘‘And here they are! Just six of them. Now, we know the man in the farmhouse can’t have been Young Simon; he’s a well-known historical figure, and we know very well what happened to him. He retreated from the field— unwounded, mind you—with a group of his men, and fought his way north, eventually making it back to Beaufort Castle, near here.’’ He waved vaguely at the full-length window, through which the nighttime lights of Inverness twinkled faintly. ‘‘Nor was the man who escaped Leanach farmhouse any of the other four officers—William, George, Duncan, or Bayard,’’ Roger said. ‘‘Why?’’ He snatched another paper out of the folder and brandished it, almost triumphantly. ‘‘Because they all did die at Culloden! All four of them were killed on the field—I found their names listed on a plaque in the church at Beauly.’’Claire let out a long breath, then eased herself down into the old leather swivel chair behind the desk.‘‘Jesus H. Christ,’’ she said. She closed her eyes and leaned forward, elbows on the desk, and her head against her hands, the thick, curly brown hair spilling forward to hide her face. Brianna laid a hand on Claire’s back, face troubled as she bent over her mother. She was a tall girl, with large, fine bones, and her long red hair glowed in the warm light of the desk lamp.‘‘If he didn’t die . . .’’ she began tentatively.Claire’s head snapped up. ‘‘But he is dead!’’ she said. Her face was strained, and small lines were visible around her eyes. ‘‘For God’s sake, it’s two hundred years; whether he died at Culloden or not, he’s dead now!’’Brianna stepped back from her mother’s vehemence, and lowered her head, so the red hair—her father’s red hair—swung down beside her cheek.‘‘I guess so,’’ she whispered. Roger could see she was fighting back tears. And no wonder, he thought. To find out in short order that first, the man you had loved and called ‘‘Father’’ all your life really wasn’t your father, secondly, that your real father was a Highland Scot who had lived two hundred years ago, and thirdly, to realize that he had likely perished in some horrid fashion, unthinkably far from the wife and child he had sacrificed himself to save . . . enough to rattle one, Roger thought.He crossed to Brianna and touched her arm. She gave him a brief, distracted glance, and tried to smile. He put his arms around her, even in his pity for her distress thinking how marvelous she felt, all warm and soft and springy at once.Claire still sat at the desk, motionless. The yellow hawk’s eyes had gone a softer color now, remote with memory. They rested sightlessly on the east wall of the study, still covered from floor to ceiling with the notes and memorabilia left by the Reverend Wakefield, Roger’s late adoptive father. Looking at the wall himself, Roger saw the annual meeting notice sent by the Society of the White Rose—those enthusiastic, eccentric souls who still championed the cause of Scottish independence, meeting in nostalgic tribute to Charles Stuart, and the Highland heroes who had followed him.Roger cleared his throat slightly.‘‘Er . . . if Jamie Fraser didn’t die at Culloden . . .’’ he said.‘‘Then he likely died soon afterward.’’ Claire’s eyes met Roger’s, straight on, the cool look back in the yellow-brown depths. ‘‘You have no idea how it was,’’ she said. ‘‘There was a famine in the Highlands—none of the men had eaten for days before the battle. He was wounded—we know that. Even if he escaped, there would have been . . . no one to care for him.’’ Her voice caught slightly at that; she was a doctor now, had been a healer even then, twenty years before, when she had stepped through a circle of standing stones, and met destiny with James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser. Roger was conscious of them both; the tall, shaking girl he held in his arms, and the woman at the desk, so still, so poised. She had traveled through the stones, through time; been suspected as a spy, arrested as a witch, snatched by an unimaginable quirk of circumstance from the arms of her first husband, Frank Randall. And three years later, her second husband, James Fraser, had sent her back through the stones, pregnant, in a desperate effort to save her and the unborn child from the onrushing disaster that would soon engulf him.Surely, he thought to himself, she’s been through enough? But Roger was a historian. He had a scholar’s insatiable, amoral curiosity, too powerful to be constrained by simple compassion. More than that, he was oddly conscious of the third figure in the family tragedy in which he found himself involved—Jamie Fraser.‘If he didn’t die at Culloden,’’ he began again, more firmly, ‘‘then perhaps I can find out what did happen to him. Do you want me to try?’’ He waited, breathless, feeling Brianna’s warm breath through his shirt. Jamie Fraser had had a life, and a death. Roger felt obscurely that it was his duty to find out all the truth; that Jamie Fraser’s women deserved to know all they could of him. For Brianna, such knowledge was all she would ever have of the father she had never known. And for Claire—behind the question he had asked was the thought that had plainly not yet struck her, stunned with shock as she was: she had crossed the barrier of time twice before. She could, just possibly, do it again. And if Jamie Fraser had not died at Culloden . . .He saw awareness flicker in the clouded amber of her eyes, as the thought came to her. She was normally pale; now her face blanched white as the ivory handle of the letter opener before her on the desk. Her fingers closed around it, clenching so the knuckles stood out in knobs of bone. She didn’t speak for a long time. Her gaze fixed on Brianna and lingered there for a moment, then returned to Roger’s face. ‘‘Yes,’’ she said, in a whisper so soft he could barely hear her. ‘‘Yes. Find out for me. Please. Find out.’’

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