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Drums of AutumnJamie and Claire's story doesn't have a happy endingBrianna dares a terrifying leap into the unknown in search of her mother and the father she has never met risking 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 Another epic read This will be a uick review as I dinna have the time to do a full oneIt took me two weeks to read this one Granted it coincided with the start of holidays so that usually means less reading time for me I LOVED it I LOVE Jamie I LOVE Jamie and ClaireRoger and Brianna yes you got it I loved them tooYou need patience to read these books They are verra long indeed So much goes on in them Won't say much as you are better off experiencing all things Outlander fresh and newEven Lord John melted my heart a littleA lot happens in this book Did it drag for me? No not really I hear the next one is a bit drawn out Ian what a brave lad he is“You are my courage as I am your conscience he whispered You are my heart and I your compassion We are neither of us whole alone Do ye not know that Sassenach?” I might take a wee break now from all things Outlander although I did say that after I finished Book 3

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read Drums of Autumn kindle À Paperback  diana gabaldon ↠ In this breathtaking novel rich in history and adventure #1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon continues the story of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser that started with the now classic novel Outlander and continued in Dragonfly in Amber and In this breathtaking novel rich in history and adventure #1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon continues the story of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser that started with the now classic novel Outlander and continued in Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager Once again spanning continents and centuries Gabaldon has created a work of sheer brilliance What if you knew someone you loved was going to die? What i As far as Outlander novels go Drums of Autumn is the most bodice ripperish out of the 4 I've read so far Mainly because the entire book is plotted around a MISUNDERSTANDING that could have been resolved with one adult conversation Oh how I hate those in romance novelsHere is how it goes In this installment Claire and Jamie are in America establishing a Scottish colony in North Carolina of course not without a fair share of difficulties and misfortunes Two hundred years into future Brianna discovers information that forces her to risk her life and travel back in time in secret to visit her parents and possibly change their destiny Roger Brianna's fiancee follows her and the couple immediately consummate their relationship A mix up concerning Roger's identity specifically his last name is what drives the main conflict of this novel This tiny misunderstanding leads to a series of pretty dramatic events It's not a secret that while Diana Gabaldon is a great storyteller she is a weak plotter She admits so herself saying that she assembles her book as a puzzle first writing separate scenes and then piecing them together with a plot Thus very often her plots are overridden with very unlikely coincidences and sometimes deus ex machina Drums of Autumn is no exception but here the entire misunderstanding twist is just way overdone and makes some characters particularly to my chagrin Jamie act like complete idiotsAnother hot button issue for me is this does every character in the Outlander series have to get raped at some point? There is a new addition to the list of Lord John Jamie Claire and Fergus I mean enough already with the sexual abuse I am sure even 200 years ago not everyone was assaulted right?Brianna and Roger's relationship is given a lot of screen time in this book Not sure if I care for these two much and believe in their love Brianna is a pretty unlikable spoiled rash person and a source of almost all misfortunes in the story And poor Roger He has to go through a lot of pain and suffering for his loveAnd the last complaint For a book of this length 1070 pages and with such an extensive use of words like virgin and maidenhead Drums of Autumn is definitely very light on sex You might ask why with all these problems I am giving this novel 4 stars? Well like I said Gabaldon is a great storyteller She is so wordy so descriptive so in love with the scenes she writes so self indulgent to the point I think that she doesn't edit out any of her own writing and yet I am ready to read anything she writes There is just an addictive cracktastick uality to her stories I love being taken on adventure and Gabaldon does just that I will undoubtedly read the next book regardless of rapes deus ex machinas and contrived plots But can Jamie be not such a possessive dumb ass in The Fiery Cross though? Pretty please?

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F you thought you could save them? How much would you risk to try?Claire Randall has gone to find Jamie Fraser the man she loved than life and has left half her heart behind with their daughter Brianna Claire gave up Jamie to save Brianna and now Bree has sent her mother back to the Scottish warrior who was willing to give his life to save them both But a chilling discovery in the pages of history suggests that The universe had shifted with a small decisive click; he could still hear its echo in his bonesThis was already the fourth book of the “Outlander series” and since I didn’t write reviews about the other books I just decided to type one of my “What I liked” and “What I didn’t like” reviews First of all I have to say that the pacing of this book was very slow Truth be told it was actually so slow that I was even tempted to DNF it And that means something because I’ve never ever DNFd a book in my entire life Gemma is my witness lol I struggled through the first 400 pages and hoped that it would get better And oh boy how good it turned out to be XDAll told I don’t regret that I fought my way through the beginning because the rest of the book definitely made up for it ; If you’ve read the book ProceedIf you haven’t read the book yet Be cautious If you haven’t read the books before Why the hell are you even reading this? ; PGuess that should be a fair warning Now let’s go to the fun part What I liked My precious boys and men 333Fergus He is and will forever be my precious cinnamon roll I loved him ever since he’s been introduced to the series and even though he’s always been a side character I’m than just attached to him Fergus is amazing and I really hope that he’ll continue to be a part of the seriesIan My baby boy He’s been through so much and he’s still such a cheerful character I adore him and this book broke my heart view spoilerWHY DIANA??? Why did you have to leave him with the Mohawks?? That boy grew on me and now you tore him away I’m heartbroken Hell I even cried I really hope that he’s going to be alright and that he’ll be mentioned in the next books because if not I’ll never recover from his loss hide spoiler