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THE SIXTH NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES.

THE SIXTH NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES.

The long fuse of rebellion has already been lit.

It’s 1772, the Royal Colony of North Carolina, and the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and preserve the colony for King and Crown.

One minor problem: Jamie Fraser’s wife, Claire, is a time-traveller, as are his daughter and son-in-law. And Jamie knows that three years hence, the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the end of it all will be independence - with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile.

Beyond present danger, though, looms the threat of a tiny clipping from the Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports the destruction of the house on Fraser’s Ridge and the death by fire of James Fraser and all his family.
For once, Jamie Fraser hopes the time-travelers in his family are wrong about the future. But only time will tell.

Reviews

Gripping.

OK!

The sixth instalment of the adventures of Claire and Jamie Fraser, already number one on the bestseller list, is a whopping 980 pages of action-packed escapism. It also has surprisingly melancholy and insightful views on the experience of growing old and dealing with the losses that entails... One of the things that sets Gabaldon apart from other romance writers is exhaustive research of the times in which her characters live, so evident in her attention to period detail.... plot lines and stand-alone yarns are expertly woven together with the overall theme of impending doom and the question of predetermination.

The Toronto Star

Fans of Diana Gabaldon's popular Outlander series have another rousing historical-science-fiction-romance novel to savour in A Breath of Snow and Ashes... For fans, this book is another slam-dunk hit. It's a massive, long-lasting source of entertainment.

The Gazette (Montreal)

Riveting. Gabaldon has a true storyteller's voice.

The Globe and Mail

Triumphant. . . . Her use of historical detail and truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer.

Publishers Weekly

Readers will find every expectation fulfilled... The large scope of the novel allows Gabaldon to do what she does best, paint in exquisite detail the lives of her characters.

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    9781784751326

    March 2, 2015

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    1424 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780099278245

    September 1, 2006

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    1424 pages

    RRP $19.99

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    9781446494295

    August 31, 2011

    Cornerstone Digital

    1424 pages

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