Voyager: (Outlander 3)Paperback Arrow Books
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- Publisher: ARROW BOOKS LTD
- Format: Paperback | 1072 pages
- Dimensions: 110mm x 178mm x 48mm | 499g
- Publication date: 3 August 1995
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0099428512
- ISBN 13: 9780099428510
- Illustrations note: Illustr.
- Sales rank: 500
AN EPIC HISTORICAL NOVEL FOLLOWING ON FROM THE BESTSELLING DRAGONFLY IN AMBER Their passionate encounter happened two centuries ago when the gallant renegade Jamie Fraser sent her back to her own time, pregnant with his child, believing he would be killed in the bloody Battle of Culloden in 1746. Now their daughter has grown up and Claire discovers that Jamie survived. Drawn back across the chasm of time she seeks once more the man she could never forget, the destiny she cannot ignore...
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Diana Gabaldon is the author of the award-winning, No.1 New York Times and international bestselling OUTLANDER novels. She has also written several books in a sub-series featuring Lord John Grey, a number of non-fiction titles, and a graphic novel The Exile (set within the OUTLANDER universe and featuring the main characters from OUTLANDER). She holds three degrees in science: Zoology, Marine Biology, and Quantitative Behavioral Ecology, (plus an honorary degree as Doctor of Humane Letters) and spent a dozen years as a university professor with an expertise in scientific computation before beginning to write fiction. She has written scientific articles and textbooks, founded the scientific-computation journal Science Software Quarterly, and has written numerous comic-book scripts for Walt Disney. She and her husband, Douglas Watkins, have three adult children and live mostly in Scottsdale, Arizona. To find out more visit www.dianagabaldon.com
"Compulsively readable... triumphant... a superior writer of histoical romance." Publishers Weekly "Compulsively readable... triumphant... a superior writer of histoical romance" Publishers Weekly
The third (Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber) in a time-travel trilogy that again creates a vivid sense of daily life in 18th-century Europe. Unlike its predecessors, however, Gabaldon's latest relies more on genre cliches than on history for its drama. The story opens in 1746, on the battlefield of Culloden, where Scotland's dream of winning independence from England has just been brutally crushed. Our hero, gallant Highland laird Jamie Fraser, survives the battle and makes his way to a cave near his estate. There, he goes into hiding for several years, then turns himself in to the English to protect his near-starving dependents - and winds up in prison. Meanwhile, Claire Randall, the love of Jamie's life - whom he had sent back through a charmed circle of stones to the safety of her passionless but companionable 20th-century marriage just before the battle began - is raising her and Jamie's daughter and working as a doctor in postwar England. Once their daughter is grown, Claire traces Jamie's fate through historical documents, realizes he survived Culloden, and steps back through the circle for the third and last time - to join him in 18th-century Scotland, 20 years after they parted. After a passionate reunion, they're soon on the run again from the English - and it's an eventful journey. While chasing a mysterious ship that kidnapped Jamie's nephew, the pair and their ragtag entourage dodge pirates, battle a witch, and survive saber slashes, gunshots, brushes with typhoid, and violent tropical storms at sea. Thanks to a string of Dickensian coincidences, they also encounter - or at least learn the fate of - all the principal characters from the first two books. Fans will savor this hefty tome's conscientious tying up of loose ends - but Claire's uncharacteristic passivity throughout and the book's overreliance on convention are unlikely to draw new readers. (Kirkus Reviews)
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.