The Fiery Cross

The Fiery Cross

Paperback - 2004
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Crossing the boundaries of genre with its unrivalled storytelling, Diana Gabaldon's new novel is a gift both to her millions of loyal fans and to the lucky readers who have yet to discover her.

In the ten years since her extraordinary debut novel, Outlander , was published, beloved author Diana Gabaldon has entertained scores of readers with her heart-stirring stories and remarkable characters. The four volumes of her bestselling saga, featuring eighteenth-century Scotsman James Fraser and his twentieth-century, time-travelling wife, Claire Randall, boasts nearly 5 million copies in the U.S.

The story of Outlander begins just after the Second World War, when a British field nurse named Claire Randall walks through a cleft stone in the Scottish highlands and is 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 approaching. Jamie Fraser's wife has told him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy - a time-traveller'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 to the bloody brink of war.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ont.?] : Seal Books, 2004, c2001.
Edition: Seal Books edition
ISBN: 9780770427979
0770427979
Characteristics: xii, 1443 pages ;,18 cm.

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aleciaduane
Sep 15, 2020

Book 5

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DreBrown
Sep 11, 2020

Outlander - 5

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LibraryLeia
Apr 27, 2020

The Fiery Cross was the hardest book of the Outlander series for me to get through. Sometimes the book was overly descriptive in a way that caused it to drag for me. I found myself having to leave this book and read other books in order to come back to it and ultimately finish it. I love the Outlander books, but this one was harder for me to digest. It just wasn't as exciting for me as some of the other books in the series.

JCLBeckyC Jan 23, 2020

This is my favorite novel in the Outlander series. Lots of reviewers say it's slow, but that's what I like about it--the day-in-day-out details of the lives of these amazing characters, now living in "the back country" Blue Ridge Mountains of colonial North Carolina.

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SaraWilson7
Oct 13, 2019

#5

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avlcek
Sep 22, 2019

#10

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nikkicoco777
Aug 24, 2019

Book 5

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kathryngauer
Mar 27, 2019

Book 5 in the Outlander series

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Tica77
Sep 19, 2017

So far, this is my least favorite of the first five books. Some of the sub-plots go on much too long. At 1400 pages, the numerous and often superfluous descriptions take away from the story and the characters. I will read on because I love the main characters a Claire and Jamie but not without taking a break.

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wrenbrin
Jul 31, 2016

Enjoy the series very much. I do not feel that this series should be consider a bodice ripper though. Series does not disappoint!

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