Captain Tuttle’s #CBR5 Review #8 – Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

Ah, the second book in the Outlander series. Still lots of peril, sex, peril, history, travel, sex, and peril. And some battles. But mostly sex and peril.

I don’t think I’m spoiling anything here: the book opens with Claire in Scotland, which is where we left her. Except it’s the 1960s, and she’s with her adult daughter. So right away we know that at some point she went back. Claire is back, trying to find her witchy friend, and also trying to find out what happened to all her Highland friends. Her daughter doesn’t know what happened to Claire, and doesn’t take it well when she finds out. So Claire tells her (and their new friend, the adopted son of the local priest from the first book) what happened after Claire decided to stay in the past with Jamie.

The story takes us to France, Paris, Versailles, and back to the Highlands. Claire and Jamie get involved with Bonnie Prince Charlie, King Louis, and various other historical figures. They try to avert the war with England, but (as the Doctor says), some points in history are fixed, and I guess that was one of them.

I’m going to take a break from this series for a while. The books are so bloody long – not to say they’re not fun to read, but they just seem endless at times. I definitely enjoy the historical aspects, there’s a lot that I never learned in school, which makes me want to do research. I love research.

3 thoughts on “Captain Tuttle’s #CBR5 Review #8 – Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

  1. “Oh, Claire, ye do break my heart wi’ loving you.”

    I like the adventure, but I love the relationship parts more. I loved Dragonfly, it and Breath of Snow and Ashes are the ones I enjoyed most. I believe Mswas violently disagrees with this opinion. I admire your ability to take a break. I was like an addict desperately trying to find a fresh vein with those books.

  2. I am also taking a break after the third one, Voyager. You’re right about them being so damn long too. I have really enjoyed reading each one while simultaneously thinking ‘My God, its this ever going to end?!’

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