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A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, Bk 6)
A Breath of Snow and Ashes - Outlander, Bk 6
Author: Diana Gabaldon
The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest. — With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and C...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780770427993
ISBN-10: 0770427995
Publication Date: 11/27/2007
Pages: 1,456
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4.6 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Seal Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, Bk 6) on
Helpful Score: 3
Not my favourite in the series, but still an enjoyable read if you're (still) interested in the adventures of Claire and Jamie Fraser. Part of what turned me off was the seeming monotony of day-to-day life in Colonial America.

I loved the earlier books set in Scotland/England because that's the region whose history I am interested in. I don't much care for Colonial/Revolutionary American history, so I've been lukewarm about this series since it came to America shores.
reviewed A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, Bk 6) on + 170 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The sixth volume of the saga of Jamie and Claire Fraser. The whole series is an annual re-read for me and still brings bouts of laughter and vales of tears; this may be the best volume yet. Are these romances? Yes, but not in the typical use of the word, for the historical documentation of the lives and times of the characters far outshine the underlying love story. Perhaps these could be read separately, but the full breadth of the storyline can only be felt if the books are taken in order.
reviewed A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, Bk 6) on + 44 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Loved this latest addition to the Outlander series. I felt this book brought the focus back to Jamie and Claire (where I like it). It was full of surprises, some quite shocking! All of it leading up to that fateful newspaper clipping that foretells the death of Jamie and Claire in a house fire. As usual, the beautiful writing brings the back country of North Carolina to life, and the characters live and breathe. Ms. Gabaldon's ability to make you see every tendril of fog and smell the beautiful pine forests amazes me. I have yet to encounter a writer whose stories are so rich with detail without bogging the reader down, and whose characters are brought to life with such depth and sensitivity. None of her characters are two dimensional, even the secondary ones and all of them have flaws as well as heroic traits. This is the best series of books I have ever read, no mistake!
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Loved the series of time traveling Claire. I have enjoyed reading about her through her life with Jamie. It was very good and nice to see some old friends again.
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Helpful Score: 2
the 6th book in the Outlander series. What can I say? They are truly addictive... adventure, love, history, delightful characters, intrigue, and written in a very engaging and intelligent way.
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I love this series. I have read the first book three times. All of the books feel so real. This is a great store for those who relize there are down sides to love to.

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