Dragonfly in Amber

Dragonfly in Amber

Book - 1992
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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.


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
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c1992.
ISBN: 9780385302319
Characteristics: 743 p. ; 25 cm.


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Mar 27, 2019

Book 2 in the Outlander series

Feb 20, 2019

A little slow to start, but a great second half

Apr 07, 2018

Another great read. I am keen to read the next book in the series.

Jun 10, 2017

I just started the Outlander series a week ago and I am hooked. The second book was exceptional. I haven't been that emotionally moved by a book in a long time and I read a lot. Cannot wait to continue reading as well as catching up on the show which is doing a great job following the books.

Erinlyticia Jun 06, 2017

This being the second book in the Outlander series, I was hoping for a little more from this one, didnt quite rise to my expectations. Not quite as thrilling as the first.

Jan 20, 2017

I absolutely love this series so far. Am anxiously awaiting the third book . I have just added another great autor to my best loved author list. Well worth the read but try to start with book one - Outlander

LoganLib_Kirra Jul 11, 2016

The sequel to Outlander starts off with a bang when Claire returns to Scotland with her adult daughter and twenty years after she returned from the 18th century. After that the book is a slow burn until the middle where it comes back again and is fast paced and addictive.

Apr 21, 2016

3.5 stars
Another epic saga following the lives of time-traveler, Claire, and her 18th century Highlander husband, Jamie.
I didn't like this as much as the first one -- I got bogged down in the Parisian politics and royal court antics.
The last 100 pages were the best, as Jamie and Claire must decide how to survive the Battle of Culloden.
I hated the modern postscript that concluded the book, although I'm sure it was necessary in terms of the the continued story-line.
But I'm totally hooked on Jamie and Claire -- and will add Voyager to my reading queue.

Jan 24, 2016

LONG read, but sooo worth it! Might be best series I've ever read. Cried & cried at the next to the last chapter, but then Gabaldon hooks you in for the next book. Superb!

Sep 05, 2015

I guess I am one of the few who is bored by this book. Half way through and I don't think I'm going to make it. Love the historical details, but the melodrama destroys the credibility too many times. For example (spoiler): who can believe that Claire would place recently-raped young girl in their home under the care of the distressed man who loves her on the night when Claire and Jamie are hosting a party. The distraught girl bursts into the party....no surprises as to what happens next. Could we have a bit more subtlety please?

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M_ALCOTT Nov 05, 2014

"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

M_ALCOTT Nov 05, 2014

"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

M_ALCOTT Nov 05, 2014

"This is Scotland. Of course not liking whiskey is a crime!"-Roger

M_ALCOTT Nov 05, 2014

"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

M_ALCOTT Nov 05, 2014

"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

M_ALCOTT Nov 05, 2014

"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

Sep 15, 2014

"D'ye think I don't know?" he asked softly. "It's me that has the easy part now. For if ye feel for me as I do for you -- then I am asking you to tear out your heart and live without it."


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