18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Don't listen to the others,
By A Customer
This review is from: A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Paperback)I was quite disappointed by some of the other reviews. I personally found the Fiery Cross hard going and it took me some time to wade through it and when I saw the size of this one I was however not put off. So, it's not a good size to pop in your bag and take on the tube but so what?
It was a joy from start to finish and has all the key elements of what make Gabaldons books so bloomin' good! It's a shame that it takes so long for the books to come out but the care and passion with which she writes and researches clearly shows.
The story is complicated and yes there are plenty of implausible twists and turns (my mother cannot understand quite how many times one woman can be kidnapped and raped!)
I loved the historical element, like you feel you are learning something when you read and of course, the sex is there too for those who like a little of that.
What really makes this book stand out however and the reason that I ask others to persevere is the AMAZING ending. I was blown away and literally yelling in frustration at the thought that it may be years before we get a follow up.
NOTE TO MISS GABALDON: HURRY UP AND GET WRITING. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!