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Drums Of Autumn: (Outlander 4) by [Gabaldon, Diana]
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" Unforgettable characters ... Richly embroidered with historical detail ... I just can' t put it down." -- "Cincinnati Post"
" Passionate ... Remarkable-- a mix of history, fantasy, romance and unabashedly ribald storytelling." -- "Arizona Republic"

"Unforgettable characters ... Richly embroidered with historical detail ... I just can't put it down."--"Cincinnati Post"
"Passionate ... Remarkable--a mix of history, fantasy, romance and unabashedly ribald storytelling."--"Arizona Republic"

Unforgettable characters ... Richly embroidered with historical detail ... I just can t put it down. Cincinnati Post
Passionate ... Remarkable a mix of history, fantasy, romance and unabashedly ribald storytelling. Arizona Republic"

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THE FOURTH NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4011 KB
  • Print Length: 898 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (30 Sept. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005HCI72O
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 379 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #755 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 Nov. 2002
Format: Paperback
This is the fourth in a series of what has been, until now, exceptionally well written time travel, adventure/romance books by the author. There are five such books published to date in what is anticipated to be a series of six books. Those of us who are hopelessly addicted to this series are awaiting the publication and release of book six.
I urge the reader to start at the beginning and read each and every one in the order in which it was written. Be not afraid of the length of each book. Trust me when I say that you will end up wishing that they were each longer, so riveting is the story that the author unfolds. Ms. Gabaldon is a master storyteller without compare, employing the superlative use of actual historical events with authentic period detail to weave a three dimensional tapestry of timeless love and adventure. While the core of the story is about a love that transcends time, it is an adventure story that holds the reader in its thrall.
The love that spans time is that which twentieth century Englishwoman, Claire Randall, has for eighteenth century Scottish highlands warrior, James Fraser. Those readers who have read the first book in the series, "Outlander", know that in 1945, Claire, a combat nurse during World War II, is reunited with her husband, Frank, after the war. While on a second honeymoon in Scotland, she visits a strange, flat topped hill, where a forbidding stone circle draws her. Touching one of the stones, she is hurled through a vortex in time and finds herself in eighteenth century Scotland, where she meets the brave and brawny, red headed Scot, James Fraser, with whom she falls head over heels in love. Finding herself thrust into the midst of clan warfare and intrigue, she and her beloved 'Jamie' have enough adventures to last a lifetime.
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"Drums Of Autumn" is the fourth book in Diana Gabaldon's extraordinary "Outlander" series. It amazes me that Ms. Gabaldon has been able to continue to delight readers with her consistently good writing, excellent plots, superb characters and meticulous historic research for thousands of pages and four novels. "Drums Of Autumn" most certainly will not disappoint fans of the series. If you have not read the three preceding novels, I strongly urge you to do so before beginning this book. "Drums of Autumn" may be able to stand as a novel in its own right, but I think it would be too confusing to enjoy it thoroughly without having read the historic and personal drama that Ms. Gabaldon details so well in her previous books.
To label the "Outlander" series as merely historical romance fiction would be to do it a terrible injustice. This is an epic historical romance, yes...and so much more. The relationship between Claire and Jamie is one of the most caring and intimate I have ever encountered - in fiction or real life. This is a couple who are solidly committed to a life together for better or worse. Theirs is a love that truly transcends the boundaries of time.
More than twenty years before this novel begins, Claire Beauchamps Randall, vacationing in post WWII Scotland, stepped through the ancient stone circle known as Craigh na Dun - and was suddenly sucked back in time to 1743 and war-torn Scotland. It was here that she met and married her own true love, highlander James Fraser. Before the tragic battle of Culloden Moor she was forced to return to the 20th century to protect herself and her unborn daughter, abandoning Jamie in the process.
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The Outlander series and I have a bit of a love/hate relationship, much like the relationship between an obsessive-compulsive eater and McDonalds - I know it's bad for me but I feel oddly compelled to keep going back. On the one hand, I admire the spirit of what it's trying to accomplish and genuinely appreciate when it gets things right, as is the case with Cross Stitch and Dragonfly in Amber. However, as my review of The Fiery Cross proved, I find myself increasingly disgruntled with their bloated length, rambling plots and unlikeable characters. Thus, it was with some trepidation that I started on this instalment.

Weighing in at a hefty 1200 pages, Drums of Autumn certainly ticks my first box of annoyance. Still, it breaks with the traditional Outlander formula in that it divides its story more or less equally between Claire and Jamie in the past, and her daughter Brianna and Roger in the 1970's. Brianna has made a disturbing discovery about her parents and resolves to journey into the past to protect them, while Roger also learns the truth and soon sets out in pursuit of Brianna, Benny Hill style. Meanwhile, Claire and Jamie have decided to make a new life for themselves in colonial America, presumably because there was nothing particularly interesting left for the author to write about in post-Culloden Scotland. God forbid they would choose to live somewhere that isn't teetering on the brink of rebellion and war.

This two-pronged approach to the story is quite effective as the contrast between the two worlds makes for interesting reading, but it also creates its share of problems.
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