This seventh novel in author Diana Gabaldon’s immensely popular Outlander saga takes listeners on a thrilling journey to 1777 America. Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But fighting for the eventual winner is no guarantee of safety. And worse still, the possibility of pointing a weapon at his own son—a young officer in the British army—haunts Jamie’s every thought.
American author, Diana J. Gabaldon, grew up in Flagstaff Arizona, where her father, Tony Gabaldon, served as an Arizona State Senator for sixteen years. Author Gabaldon received degrees from Northern Arizona University, and the University of California. Her degrees were centered around Zoology and Marine Biology. She worked in the field of her degrees for several years, then decided to just try her hand at writing a novel.
Gabaldon did research for her "practice novel" the old fashioned way, through reference books and periodicals......to quote her, "the Worldwide Web did not exist back then". After posting a short excerpt of her book on CompuServe Literary Forum, an author introduced her to a literary agent. He accepted the representation of this new author based on an unfinished first novel, which she had entitled Cross Stitch. U. S. publishers changed that first book in a trilogy (that was required by contract) to Outlander.
In 2014, the Outlander series was comprised of eight published novels. In August of 2014, the Outlander tv series premiered on Starz in the U.S.
So many of the pages in this book were wasted! I couldnt wait to finish and be done with this installment in the Outlander Series. There were too many war scenes. I felt I needed to have read the John Grey Series of books to truly understand what was happening with him and his MAJOR story line. And why wasnt more of the book dedicated to the four main timetravelers? I finally got excited in the last 150 pages but, I soon realized that the best part of this book was only a setup for her next book. I felt a small betrayal by a book written as a puff up of the authors ego. Nearly every character was left hanging in the air. Good thing I read this now and not when it came out to wait three years until the next book came. I love this whole series, but this book did not expand the main storyline. A whole lot of nothing significant happened excluding the part written as a justification for another book!
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