Eagerly anticipated by her legions of fans, this sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time.
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Since the initial publication of Outlander fifteen years ago, Diana Gabaldon’s New York Times bestselling saga has won the hearts of readers the world over and sold more than twelve million books. Now, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire.
As the Frasers settle in North Carolina, they face various challenges, both personal and political. Claire continues her work as a healer, while Jamie becomes involved in the growing revolutionary movement. The couple must navigate dangerous circumstances, including encounters with hostile Native American tribes, conflicts with the British army, and the looming threat of war.
Meanwhile, their daughter Brianna and her husband Roger, who have also traveled back in time from the 20th century, face their struggles. They must adapt to life in the past, confront personal tragedies, and navigate the complexities of their relationship and family dynamics.
The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest. With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown.
But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports Jamie’s death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future …