- Paperback: 1072 pages
- Publisher: Arrow; 1st Paperback Edition edition (3 Aug. 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0099428512
- ISBN-13: 978-0099428510
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 4.4 x 17.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (572 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Voyager: (Outlander 3) Paperback – 3 Aug 1995
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"Compulsively readable... triumphant... a superior writer of histoical romance." (Publishers Weekly)
"Compulsively readable... triumphant... a superior writer of histoical romance" (Publishers Weekly)
THE THIRD NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES - soon to be a major new TV series.See all Product Description
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The first third of this novel has a far more complex structure than its predecessors. The chapters alternate between the 1960s, as Claire, Brianna, and Roger try to find out what happened to Jamie after he seemingly survived Culloden; flashbacks to Claire's life over the last twenty years; and chapters from Jamie's life over the same period of time, two hundred years in the past.
I love time-travel stories when they make your head spin, and this achieved it in a way that earlier books in the series didn't quite manage. I loved having the researchers in 1968 find something out about Jamie's life from a dry document, then getting to see the emotional reality of it through his eyes. This is particularly strong where things have passed into folklore. I'm always fascinated bye the idea of the difference between historical myth and reality, and there are some wonderful examples of it here: prepare to laugh at the story of how the place called Leap o'the Cask got it's name - and then to cry at the brutal reality.
I definitely saw the first book and to a lesser extent the second book as being primarily romance novels, even though many fans tend to argue against this. In this instalment, however, I felt that while the romance between Claire and Jamie was still the heart and soul of the book, the genres were genuinely much more blurred. It's certainly a brave romance novelist that keeps her lovers completely and utterly apart for the first third of a thousand page novel.Read more ›
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 a 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.Read more ›
This is one of the most beautifully written and well researched historicals I have ever read-Diana Gabaldon is educated to Phd level, and it shows in the clear narrative,the wealth of period detail, her evocative love scenes and mastery of a complex story line. You won't, as I too often find in sloppy regencies, find Jamie saying 'gotten' or 'atop' or any of the other lapses to be found time and again in so many historical romances. Her characterisation is excellent;she manages to convey a range of complex characters with all the cultural references and the spirit of their time.This book is both a painstaking, well researched historical novel, and a wonderful, moving love story. Definitely a keeper for me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love the continuing story of Jamie and Claire. This story kept my attention right till the end. Looking forward to the next book in this series.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Another fantastic read cannot wait to read the next book and see what adventures Claire and Jamie get up to.Published 4 days ago by Gill
Absolutely captivating. Really love following the lives of Jamie and Sassanach. Such a powerful story. Couldn't put the book down.Published 10 days ago by Bipifo
Enthralled with the Outlander Series. Sitting reading for hours at a time. About to start now on book four. Another late night or more than likely an early morning.Published 10 days ago by anne williamson
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