The Fiery Cross

The Fiery Cross

Book - 2001
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The Fiery Cross is the fifth book in a series written by Diana Gabaldon about Clare Fraser, who can travel through time by touching stones (think Stonehenge). The first time she time traveled, it was an accident. She traveled two-hundred years backward to the 1740s and met the love her life, Jamie Frasier, a Scottish highlander. Their love story has developed through out each of the books as Gabaldon details the historical setting that surrounds them. In The Fiery Cross, the year is 1771 and the unrest and dissatisfaction of the colonists in the New World are humming.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2001
ISBN: 9780385336765
0385336764
9780385315272
0385315279
Characteristics: ix, 979 pages ; 25 cm

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claire1953
Sep 19, 2017

So far, this is my least favorite of the first five books. Some of the sub-plots go on much too long. At 1400 pages, the numerous and often superfluous descriptions take away from the story and the characters. I will read on because I love the main characters a Claire and Jamie but not without taking a break.

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wrenbrin
Jul 31, 2016

Enjoy the series very much. I do not feel that this series should be consider a bodice ripper though. Series does not disappoint!

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DorisWaggoner
Jun 15, 2015

This one begins veeeery slowly, picks up speed wonderfully toward the end. Gabaldon knows how to keep the reader involved, mostly. What she's best at is character development, and particular scenes. She certainly knows early parenthood, and I adore Jemmy, a very particular child who must be modeled after one she knows, he's so alive. Roger, whose greatest gift has been taken from him, finds several new ones. There's a stunning scene between Claire and Brianna, when Claire's just had a patient die, thinks it's her fault, and has no one to talk to--until her daughter offers understanding. Some characters disappear, and some we thought were gone forever reappear. I have no idea how she keeps this many characters, and this complex a total plot, in her head over all the years it's taken her to write them. Can't wait to read the next one. I fortuitously started with the first one, then was able to read in order. The only problem is I lose so much sleep while reading one!

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rachelpisano
Jun 09, 2014

I cant wait to read the final book!!! I do however wish this series NEVER ENDED!!!

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ZenSojourner
May 21, 2014

NOT SF/F. Bodice ripper. I am really tired of having stuff like this foisted off on me as SF/F. This should be listed only under "romance novels". Even for a bodice ripper I find this series particularly brainless and unbelievable. I'm sure the author is weeping all the way to the bank. See my comments on the originating novel "Outlander" for a more descriptive comment.

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RLoewens
Feb 08, 2014

One of my favorite books in this series! Great character development and plot turns that make it impossible not to go right to the next installment!

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Cathy1123
Aug 06, 2012

I liked this one as much as her previous books in this series.

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elysecarney
Jul 03, 2011

Another great continuation to the series, but by no stretch of the imagination her best. It seemed to go on forever, even though the plot was fairly exciting. Roger's character was redeemed, in my opinion. I wasn't altogether impressed with him earlier (and now he's a favourite of mine). Crossing my fingers for more Jamie/Claire in the next book, but I'm not counting on it...

Still one of my all-time favourite series!

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CatherineBrown303
May 06, 2011

Book 6

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elag24
Mar 18, 2011

This series is terrific. Never a dull moment.

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