Drums Of Autumn Author:Diana Galbaldon In her long-awaited new work, "Drums Of Autumn", Diana Gabaldon continues the remarkable story of Claire and Jamie Fraser that began with the classic "Outlander", and its bestselling sequels, "Dragonfly In Amber" and "Voyager". — Cast ashore in the American Colonies, the Frasers are faced with a bleak choice: return to Scotland fallen into famin... more »e and poverty, or seize the risky chance of a new life in a New World -- menaced by Claire's certain knowledge of the coming Revolution.
Still, a Highlander is born to risk -- and so is a time-traveler. Their daughter Brianna is safe -- they think -- on the other side of a dangerous future; their lives are their own to venture as they will. With faith in themselves and in each other, they seek a new beginning among the exiled Scottish Highlanders of Cape Fear, in the fertile river valleys of the Colony of North Carolina. But even in the New World, the Frasers find their hope of peace threatened; by the British Crown and by Jamie's aunt, Jocasta MacKenzie, the last of the MacKenzies of Leoch.
A hunger for freedom drives Jamie to a Highlander's only true refuge: the mountains. And here at last, with no challenge to their peace, the Frasers establish a precarious foothold in the wilderness, secure in the knowledge that even war cannot invade their mountain sanctuary.
But history spares no one, and when Brianna follows her mother into the past, not even the mountains can shelter a Highlander. For Brianna, too, has an urgent quest: not only to find the mother she has lost and the father she has never met, but to save them both from a future that only she can see.