Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels-Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize), An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart's Blood-as well as a collection of Outlander fiction, Seven Stones to Stand or Fall; the related Lord John Grey books Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, and The Scottish Prisoner; two works of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion, Volumes 1 and 2; the Outlander graphic novel, The Exile; and The Official Outlander Coloring Book. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband.
This fourth installment of the winning saga begun in Outlander (LJ 7/91) spotlights Brianna, the daughter of 18th-century Jamie and his time-traveling 20th-century wife, Claire, who joins her parents in the wilds of the Colonial Carolinas. Prompted by a desire to forestall the fatal fire she knows is their fate, Brianna is trailed as she leaps back in time and across the Atlantic by her historian boyfriend, Roger. Romantic complications, intrigue, and treachery ensue. Actor Geraldine James provides a graceful reading, but devoted fans of the series may feel shortchanged by the condensation of the 896-page novel (LJ 11/15/96) to a six-hour performance. Recommended for large audio collections.‘Linda Bredengerd, Univ. of Pittsburgh Lib., Bradford, Pa.
"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