Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time. I was so excited to have read the book that I looked around to see if there was a second book. As their story is told on the hit Starz series, the unforgettable adventures of steadfast Highland warrior Jamie Fraser and time-traveling Englishwoman Claire Randall continue in the ongoing Outlander novels. If you like romance, history and a bit of fantasy time travel, I believe you will fall in love with the Outlander series. A Breath of Snow and Ashes, published in 2005, is the sixth book in the Outlander series. Roger cleared his throat with a noise like tearing calico. Starz. It is total fantasy placed in the middle of a rising nation. A pair of long handsto match lay still at her sides. It was nearly nightfall, and no one wanted to linger. [the Back To The Future moment at the end was an especially cool touch...really liked that one! Not the burned cabin, the pitifulbodies, the pathetic dead garden. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Finally finished the sixth book in the Outlander series. Charred to blackness, hands upraised in the boxer’s pose so common to those dead by fire, it was difficult even to be sure that it was a man— though I thought it was, from what I could see.Speculation about this new body was interrupted by a shout from the forest’s edge.“We’ve found them, milord!”Everyone looked up from contemplation of this new corpse, to see Fergus waving from the edge of the wood.“Them,” indeed. This isn't like me at all, I love to read and have loved these books but I've had enough. Start by marking “A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Following the death of their father, Beth's brother Richard returns from the army to claim his share of the family estate. Kindle $38.99 $ 38. [She had to endure one kidnapping, one group rape, having her husband being accused of impregnating a young girl, said girl murdered, getting arrested, losing her daughter, again, and grandchildren, to another time.. A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander #6), Diana Gabaldon. We know these books are long. I hadn’t continued the series after Book 5, which I finished in 2002. I clearly was not in top form when I read this book and that's probably the only reason I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5. No cliffhangers. I managed to ruin this book for myself so, while this review itself may not help, I hope it will assist in making sure no one else makes the same mistake I did: I absolutely LOVED "Outlander" (the first book in this series) ... Then I really messed up. The plot has become very contrived over the last two books. Current price £25.99. Season 5 … I don't need to say too much more about how wonderful these books are and how awesome the characters are. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine--. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. The story started out ok but then got monotonous for me. The first book had me completely absorbed in the little details and fascinating plot, the second book made me angry by the huge jump in time and then made me happy, while the third book continued to hold my interest. We have kidnappings, murder, revenge, the scandal of unwed pregnancies, wayward young men, fires, hangings, more kidnappings, more fires...you name it. Hey guys, Please try again. I have been reading and re-reading Diana Gabaldon's Outlander books since I discovered Cross Stitch in the 1980's. I think I’ll just happily continue watching the show and forget about the books- it’s not often I say that, but I am with this one. a new time traveler! But I am not certain I could accept another narrator for future Outlander books. I love a good long book that I can really get into but 1500 pages of short stories is not what I had in mind. Something went wrong. They lowered her hastily into the shallow grave, her children and mother beside her, and left Brianna and me tobuild a small cairn over them, in the ancient Scottish way, to mark the place and provide protection from wild beasts,while a more rudimentary resting place was dug for the two barefoot men.The work finally done, everyone gathered, white-faced and silent, around the new-made mounds. Only after I was DONE (arggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh - still kicking myself years later ... ). [Claire and Jamie obviously were on a downcycle, Brianna couldn't think about anything without letting down her milk, and well, if I were almost hanged, I'd probably be in a pissy mood like Roger was too. She had tried to close the eyes, but they bulged beneath the lids, giving the little girl a look of startled horror. Part of me wants to know what happens to Claire and Jamie, Bri and Roger, but if I had to read about one more character getting sexually assaulted I was going to be physically ill. Gabaldon should also realize that, with the astronomically high rates of sexual assault, a book including rape scene after rape scene wouldn't go over well. I got through another door stopper =) But this one made me freaking cry in the end. I read on my Kindle and have the mobile app so I can read wherever I am. Nella saga Claire Beauchamp viene catapultata indietro nel tempo ritrovandosi nella Scozia del 1743, dove si trova coinvolta negli eventi della seconda insurrezione giacobita. by Diana Gabaldon. Her hair caught fire, and it spread to the shoulders of her gown. I cried, I laughed, I loved. I got a good sense of characters with this 6th book. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. The preceding novel, The Fiery Cross, concluded with political unrest in the colonies beginning to boil over while the Frasers try to live peacefully on their isolated homestead. “Never eat any strange mushroom,” she quoted.“There are many poisonous varieties, and distinguishing one from another is a job for an expert. The Outlander TV show has a habit of changing things here and there, especially when it comes to killing or not killing characters. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Update your device or payment method, cancel individual pre-orders or your subscription at. --"The Globe and Mail" "Triumphant. But, happily for me, back on par with Outlander and Voyager! Kenny Lindsay and Sinclair didn’t bother; Jamie had told them to look for a man, and they promptly went to do so, disappearing into the forest. It was late afternoon, and a chilly spring day, but themen were all sweating. I feel cheated by my own stupidity ... don't make my mistake. I am currently writing and doing the historical research for this new novel. I can gladly say that I actually enjoyed this one. But the light was going fast now; even in the clearing where the burned cabinstood, the dark was rising, pooling under the trees, creeping like oil across the shattered earth.His eyes went to the horizon, where streamers of cloud were beginning to blaze with gold and pink as the sun set behind them, and he shook his head.“Bury them. I will talk about that later. The books are so long because the author goes into far to much unnecessary detail about battles, medical and scientific matters. I can see why there is still a gun issue there to this day. I also didn't like what happened to some of the characters and felt some of them had very little parts to play. Original price … The pages practically turn themselves." Kenny had pounded on our door long before daylight, summoning us from warm beds. See all 27 questions about A Breath of Snow and Ashes…, December 2020 - A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, book 6), A Breath of Snow and Ashes - Diana Gabaldon - 4 Stars, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander #6) by Diana Gabaldon -- 3.5 stars, A Breath of Snow and Ashes / Diana Gabaldon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels, as well as the related Lord John Grey books, one work of nonfiction, and the Outlander graphic novel The Exile. She must have fallen into thehearth. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. I saw Roger stand close beside Brianna, his arm protectively about her waist. I particularly love having the feeling that I'm right there beside the Frasers and everyone else involved. It made me laugh so much. This book really reinforced for me, it renewed my love for these characters and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more! I'm about halfway through and have stuck it on my bookshelf. Germans would have gone to Salem, surely; they’re clannish souls, and no inclined to settle on their own. Not mountains, not armies. The story left Scotland and Europe and came to the American colonies. Was it a deadly illness, perhaps?”“I don’t think so. --"Publishers Weekly" "Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller. Season 6 would cover Book 6, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, which is set between the years 1773 and 1776, bringing viewers into the height of America's Revolution. One that I found I could leave and come back to. A small shudder went through her, which I thought had nothing to do with the cold. “Save for the dark comin’ on. Why is the audible version of this book not available on Kindle? . No, I will not let it happen.As we left the desolate clearing, though, I could not free my mind of one vivid image. All of the bodies were thin, though not to the point of emaciation.I looked up, into the deep blue shadows of the mountainside above the cabin. An early crime sets the Frasers and MacKenzies on edge, leaving Claire shaken to the core. Rape, murder, savages, illness, fire....lying, cheating, stealing....people died...more babies were born....it truly had it all! Besides . Then we’ll go.”One more grim discovery remained. $9.99 Buy Now. He spoke very calmly, but paused to clear his throat. I then read "A Breath of Snow and Ashes". This is only thrown in here and there. Welcome back. Secrets are discovered and shared, there's sex scenes and a rape scene as another Fraser family member takes their improbable turn again as victim (what are the chances that three members of a family would be raped, one twice? God, I hope not.” I crossed myself at the thought, though even as I did so, I doubted it. While very exciting read there are some not so exciting parts about how people settled from other countries and the blending of religions and beliefs. I think this is the best of the bunch since "Outlander," the first and by far the best in the series. This story vibrates with the energy of an America seeking its freedom and the battles that ensue, philosophically and physically, throughout this tumultuous period. Give anything enough time, and everything is taken care of: all pain encompassed, all hardship erased, all loss subsumed. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 26, 2018. So I slogged through all 6000 some-odd pages of this and I truly hate myself because I actually want to read the next one when (if?) One that I found I could leave and come back to. The image that haunted me was one I had seen some years before—a gravestone in the ruins of Beauly Priory, high in the Scottish Highlands. I came to kneel by the little body, and she knelt down across from me.“What was it?” she asked quietly. “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body”—Brianna shuddered convulsively, and looked away from the raw mound of dirt—“yet in my flesh shall I see God. This in itself is a shame because Gabaldon is such a talented writer, she is extremely readable and her attention to detail and historical research is so impressive although she needs to do a little more ornithological research (you don't find mockingbirds and balsam firs at the same altitude). Facing numerous quandaries and legal battles of their own, akin to a soap opera at times, those on Fraser's Ridge forge ahead while the colonies around them seek to carve out their own history and future apart from Britain. outlander books #6 - Google Search. That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock forever!”He looked slowly round from face to face, his own expressionless, then took a deep breath to continue, voice crackingon the words. Where did the title come from? It took me over a year to read not because it wasn't an enjoyable read, it was, but in typical Gabaldon style it was a saga of a book. The story line in this series keeps me reading (combination of reading and books on CD while in car). I picked up the little girl’s hand,and traced the delicate bones of the forearm. And both were barefoot. Over the years as I read them again I discover new things about them. Praise for Diana Gabaldon: "Riveting. When Meg falls through time she enters a world of princes and castles ... Harry Potter meets Good Will Hunting - one brainiac janitor, four super-hot wizards and the wild, unexpectedly deadly Mage Trials. .” I saw his eyes fix on the dead men’s feet. “Agaricus pantherinus—or that’swhat they will be called, once somebody gets round to naming them properly. Having reached the end I feel the author has done her job. “He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head. Whenthey lifted the charred corpse from the ashes to bear him to his grave, something fell free of the body, landing with asmall, heavy thunk on the ground. "From the Hardcover edition." What we have are great and painful things happening (don't want to give anything away) that don't seem to continue through, for much of the time and this is set against masses and masses of detail that is, fairly often, insignificant to the rest of the book. The Outlander Series Bundle: Books 1, 2, 3, and 4. The next few were also good. I hadn’t continued the series after Book 5, which I finished in 2002. If you judge a book by its 're-readability' then this is a great book. “Was it savages, Mac Dubh? There was virtually nothing left inside, though the chimney stack still stood, and jagged bits of the walls remained, their logs fallen like jackstraws.“There’s no metal,” he said, nodding at the blackened hearth, where the remnants of a cauldron lay, cracked in twofrom the heat, its contents vaporized. Her use of historical detail and truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer." Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2017. murders! “None of them is wounded. Then, watching the series on Amazon/Starz is the icing on the cake; the actors chosen to portray Claire and Jamie are heart-breakingly perfect for the roles. Obviously, it's book six in the Outlander series, so you know what you're getting from Gabaldon by now. The paperback edition of what is the sixth book in the. This was a long one to be sure. It was always a painful sound; there was anger in it now as well. It is THE ONLY book in the series that doesn't have the option to purchase it audibly as well. I think that this just may be my favourite book out if the series so far with the exception of book one. The fifth book made me wish for all that time spent listening back again because really, however many pages an author should devote to homesteading, Ms. Gabaldon surpassed it at least ten-fold.