Dragonfly in AmberPaperback - 1993
With her classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon introduced two unforgettable characters--Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser--delighting readers with a story of adventure and love that spanned two centuries. Now Gabaldon returns to that extraordinary time and place in this vivid, powerful sequel to Outlander.
DRAGONFLY IN AMBER
For twenty years, Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to the mysteries of Scotland's mist-shrouded Highlands.
Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as shocking as the events that gave it birth: the secret of an ancient circle of standing stones, the secret of a love that transcends centuries, and the truth of a man named Jamie Fraser--a Highland warrior whose gallantry once drew the young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his.
Claire's spellbinding journey continues through the intrigue-ridden French court and the menace of Jacobite plots, to the Highlands of Scotland, through war and death in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves.
Praise for Dragonfly in Amber
"Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves." -- The Arizona Republic
"A triumph! A powerful tale layered in history and myth. I loved every page." --Nora Roberts
"Compulsively readable." -- Publishers Weekly
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"Blood of my blood, and bone of my bone. Ye carry me within ye, Claire, and ye canna leave me now, no matter what happens. You are mine, always, if ye will it or no, if ye want me or nay. Mine, and I wilna let ye go."-Jamie
"Well, most of your other relatives seem to want to kill you or me; why not Jared? He made a good start at poisoning you seems to me."-Claire
"If you've had much to do wi' Highland Scots, then ye'll know that it's rare to find two of them in agreement on anything much beyond the color of the sky--and even that is open to question from time to time."-Jamie
"Sometimes I want to ride you like a wild horse, and bring you to the taming--did you know that? I can do it, you know I can. Drag you over the edge and drain you to a gasping husk."-Claire
"I'll leave it to you, Sassenach, to imagine what it feels like to arrive unexpectedly in the midst of a brothel, in possession of a verra large sausage."-Jamie
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