The Fiery Cross (2001)
With her award-winning Outlander novels, four dazzling “New York Times bestsellers starring 18th-century Scotsman James Fraser and his 20th-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall, Diana Gabaldon enthralled readers.
Diana Gabaldon continues their incredible narrative in this long awaited fifth volume, a masterpiece of pure storytelling and her most amazing Outlander novel yet….
It’s 1771, and war is on the horizon. Jamie Fraser’s wife is the one who informs him of this. He has no choice but to believe it, since she has given him a gift of terrible prophecy—the certainty of a time-traveler.
Claire Randall was born in the year of Our Lord 1918 and served England as a nurse on the battlefields of World War II. After the war, she found herself an outlander, an English lady in a place where no lady should be, in a time period –1743–when the only English in Scotland were the officers and men of the Royal Navy.
Claire is still an outlander, out of place and out of time as a wife, mother, and surgeon, but she is now, by choice, bound by love to Jamie Fraser, her sole anchor. Her unusual perspective on the future has previously brought him both danger and salvation; her awareness of the upcoming revolution is a flickering torch that may light his way through the perilous years ahead—or unleash an inferno that will put their lives in ashes….
Diana Gabaldon’s new novel is a brilliant tapestry of history and human drama, grand, sweeping, and totally unforgettable. The Fiery Cross is a gift to both her millions of devoted admirers and the lucky readers who have yet to discover her, crossing genre borders with its unparalleled narrative.
“Leaving out the history, the time-travel and fantastical subplots, the wit and irony, battles and heroes and villains, what will keep loyal readers and attract new is this fine portrait of two immensely admirable and interesting characters.” —London Free Press