Thursday, December 14, 2017

Are You Ready for Another Jamie and Claire Adventure?

How many of you are enjoying Outlander on Starz?  I am currently waiting on pins and needles to get the third season when it is released to Amazon.  I wonder if the series on television might all the way to the seventh book in the series An Echo In The Bone by Diana Gabaldon?  Are you ready to join me on this journey on another Claire and Jamie adventure?

Synopsis: 

There are three parts to this story which include Jamie and Claire, Roger and Brianna, and then Lord John and his ward William Ransom.   The first part is the safe passage of Brianna and Roger’s family back to the present.  Their struggle to get medical help for Amanda (their daughter), and establish themselves in the present.   A gift was left for Brianna and Roger by Jamie and Claire.  They gave them a box that includes letter and books. How could this possibly go awry in the present?

The second part of the story is that of William Ransom and Lord John Grey.  William is now a British soldier fighting in the British army during the American Revolution.  Lord John Grey wants him assigned to General Howl’s staff which would move him away from his biological father Jamie Fraser.  William is excited about this proposal and to become a spy during the war.   What happens when he unknowingly meets up with his cousin Ian Murray?  What path will William take once he knows the truth about his past?

The third part of this story is Jamie and Claire’s adventures in the American Revolution.  Jamie, Claire, and their nephew Ian’s plan are to head to Scotland to pick up his printing press and visit with Ian’s parents.  Plans go awry when the smuggling ship that they take gets boarded by the British navy.  Their new course puts them back in the military where Jamie serves as a Colonel in the North Carolina militia at Fort Ticonderoga.  Claire works as a physician when allowed by her colleagues.  Will they survive the battle ahead?  Will they make it to Scotland to get Jamie’s printing press?

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed this book!  I was not a fan of the last book A Breath of Snow and Ashes.  I had high hopes because Jamie and Claire would be involved with the American Revolution in the next book in the series.   I felt that plot line was getting old because of how many different ways could Claire be kidnapped. The story was better but suffered from pacing issue, in the middle.  It made me glad that I listened to it as opposed to trying to sit down, and read the book.  The plot of this book while slow in some spots finished on a high note.  I am very much looking forward to reading Written in My Own Heart’s Blood.  I don’t want to give too much away.  I will continue to consult the audiobook versions and listen to Davina Porter’s narration.  She is the best British narrator that I have ever heard perform.

Rating: 

4/5

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