Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

How far will a woman travel to find a father - a lover - a destiny? Across seas - across time - across the grave itself. It began in Scotland, at an ancient stone circle. Claire Randall was swept through time into the arms of James Fraser whose love for her became legend - a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child. Two decades later, Claire travelled back again to reunite with Jamie, this time in frontier America. But Claire had left someone behind in her own time - their daughter Brianna. Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the stone circle and a terrifying leap into the unknown. In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she risks her own future to try to change history - and to save their lives. But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past - or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong...

This has been a brilliant series so far, I want to stretch this out as far as possible and after this there are only 2 more books. This book was for me the best of the series so far.

This book focusses slightly more on Brianna than Claire, as the other books have. Brianna and her boyfriend, Roger discover a news clipping saying that Brianna's parents Claire & Jamie have died a premature death in a house fire. Brianna decides to try and save her parents so she & Roger find themselves at the stone circle to travel back in time.

I did find Claire's character seemed more laidback at times it seemed she wasn't even the same character but, I guess she's getting older and maybe more relaxed.

As usual the decriptions of life way back when are so vivd and realistic its so easy to picture how life was back then, I enjoyed the parts with the character of Lord John and I know there are a couple of other books based upon him which I don't have so will check those out to see if they are worth a read.

This series just gets better.


Marg said...

There are two left in print but the new one comes out at the end of this month! Can not wait!

My favourite scene in this one is definitely at the hotel.

Katy said...

I adore this series. I can't wait to read the newest one. :)