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Publisher Comments:

Eagerly anticipated by her legions of fans, this sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon's bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time.

Since the initial publication of Outlander fifteen years ago, Diana Gabaldon's New York Times bestselling saga has won the hearts of readers the world over — and sold more than twelve million books. Now, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire.

The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest.

With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence — with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from the Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports Jamie's death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.

Review:

"Gold ingots, a corpulent white sow, polyandry, incest, miscegenation, a new time-portal and much backstory augment this installment's edematous bloat." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

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

Review:

"Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller....The pages practically turn themselves." Arizona Republic

Synopsis:

Eagerly anticipated by her legions of fans, this sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon's bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time. Now, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire.

Synopsis:

In 1772, on the eve of the American Revolution, Jamie Fraser is asked by the governor to help protect the colonies for King and Crown, but, thanks to his time-traveling twentieth-century wife, Claire, Jamie is aware of the ultimate result of the rebellion, a situation complicated by his discovery of an obituary, dated four years hence, that reports on his own death. 400,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

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)

Praise for Diana Gabaldon:

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

Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves.--Arizona Republic

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.--Booklist

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Diana Gabaldon is the author of five previous Outlander novels — Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, and The Fiery Cross — as well as Lord John and the Private Matter and one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440335658
Publisher:
Delacorte Press
Subject:
Fiction-General
Author:
Gabaldon, Diana
Author:
Diana Gabaldon
Subject:
Fiction-Romance - Historical
Subject:
Fiction-Romance - Time Travel
Subject:
Fiction : Romance - Historical
Subject:
Fiction : Romance - Time Travel
Subject:
General
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Romance - Time Travel
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Audio Books-Romance
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Romance-A to Z
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Romance - Paranormal
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Historical
Subject:
Fiction : Historical - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050927
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
979

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » General
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » Historical
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » Time Travel
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Fantasy » Historical

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Product details 979 pages Dell Publishing - English 9780440335658 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Gold ingots, a corpulent white sow, polyandry, incest, miscegenation, a new time-portal and much backstory augment this installment's edematous bloat."
"Review" by , "Triumphant....Her use of historical detail and truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer."
"Review" by , "Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller....The pages practically turn themselves."
"Synopsis" by , Eagerly anticipated by her legions of fans, this sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon's bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time. Now, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire.
"Synopsis" by , In 1772, on the eve of the American Revolution, Jamie Fraser is asked by the governor to help protect the colonies for King and Crown, but, thanks to his time-traveling twentieth-century wife, Claire, Jamie is aware of the ultimate result of the rebellion, a situation complicated by his discovery of an obituary, dated four years hence, that reports on his own death. 400,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , 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)

Praise for Diana Gabaldon:

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

Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves.--Arizona Republic

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.--Booklist

From the Hardcover edition.

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