A Breath of Snow and Ashes

The sixth volume in the Outlander novel series. centered on time-traveling 20th century doctor Claire Randall and her 18th century Scottish Highlander warrior spouse Jamie Fraser

Author
Diana Gabaldon

Release Date
September 27, 2005

Pages
980

Book Genres
Adult
Fantasy
Fiction
Historical
Historical Fiction
Historical Romance
Romance

Book Series
Outlander

ISBN10
0385340397

ISBN13
9780385340397

The amazing narrative of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire, is continued in A Breath of Snow and Ashes.

The year is 1772, and the long fuse of insurrection has already been lighted on the eve of the American Revolution. Men are found dead in the streets of Boston, and solitary cabins burn in the woods of North Carolina.

As violence erupts, the governor summons Jamie Fraser to unify the backwoods and protect the colony for King and Crown. But Jamie has learned from his wife that three years from now, the shot heard around the globe will be fired, resulting in independence, with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. There’s also a short clipping from The Wilmington Gazette from 1776 that recounts Jamie’s death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes that his time-traveling family is incorrect about the future.