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The Fiery Cross (Outlander, Bk 5)
The Fiery Cross - Outlander, Bk 5
Author: Diana Gabaldon
The year is 1771, and war is coming. Jamie Fraser's wife tells him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy -- a time-traveler's certain knowledge. — Born in the year of Our Lord 1918, Claire Randall served England as a nurse on the battlefields of World War II, and in the aftermath of peace ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385336765
ISBN-10: 0385336764
Publication Date: 10/1/2002
Pages: 992
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

4.4 stars, based on 374 ratings
Publisher: Delta
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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Dartha avatar reviewed The Fiery Cross (Outlander, Bk 5) on + 102 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Picked this one because I liked the cover. When I started reading it, by page 4, it dawned on me that I know these people. And that I liked them. Read Outlander, Voyager and Drums of Autumn years ago. (Didn't read the Amber one) Fiery Cross is just as good, thank goodness, because it is 1441 pages long. Well worth the time spent reading it.
barbsis avatar reviewed The Fiery Cross (Outlander, Bk 5) on + 1076 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Of all the books so far in the series, this is the hardest to get through. The first third of the book consists of the Frasiers at a clan gathering of all the Scots in the new world. This in itself is kind of cool however, I don't think we needed to hear the intimate details of a bunch of ex-highlanders who had absolutely nothing to do with the Frasiers. It took forever and was boring as hell. The rest of the book was enjoyable in a kind of everyday life kinda way. Just learning how Jamie, Claire, Brianna and Roger survived life in the 1700s some of which was very fascinating. What they did to Roger in this book was heartwrenching. I cried many times while reading about his trevails.

I really enjoyed the ending of this one...bringing everyone together again and set the stage for A Breath of Snow and Ashes. I can't wait to start it and see what is in store for our friends.
scrapnangel avatar reviewed The Fiery Cross (Outlander, Bk 5) on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The Fiery Cross is the fifth installment in the time travel/historical adventure series by Diane Gabaldan. The central character is Claire Fraser, a 20th century woman who accidentally traveled back in time in the 1940's and ended up in 18th century Scotland. She returns to her own time pregnant from her true love, and then returns again to find him 20 years later. Now Claire is settled with her 18th century husband and is building a life in the 18th century--right before the American Revolution.

Claire, her husband Jamie and her daughter Brianna live on an enormous property in the mountains of North Carolina. The rigors of frontier life from a 20th century perspective are detailed in an interesting and captivating manner. Claire is a trained surgeon and works to provide medical services using 18th century tools. As the revolutionary war approaches, Claire and Brianna's knowledge of the events of the future create tension and fearful anticipation for her family.

This installment of the series is interesting and lively. Gabaldan has grown as a writer. Altogether a worthy successor to the Outlander time travel series.
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Helpful Score: 2
reviewed The Fiery Cross (Outlander, Bk 5) on + 44 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Great read, especially for those who are already a Gabaldon fan. Jamie and Clare continue to build their lives in pre-Revolutionary North Carolina. The scene swings from a Scottish Gathering in the backwoods, to the Fraser lands, to the high society of Charleston. I highly recommend it!
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darkize274 avatar reviewed The Fiery Cross (Outlander, Bk 5) on + 12 more book reviews
Excellent! I love this series. Wonderful storytelling. I can never put the books down.
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i read these books a while ago. i am very happy to have this book in my collection.
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Loved it like all the others!
MKSbooklady avatar reviewed The Fiery Cross (Outlander, Bk 5) on + 960 more book reviews
This is a long book. Long. The first couple of hundred pages all take place at the wedding. A lot happens after that, new characters appear, old characters reappear, quite a bit of action.Though it is long, you get caught up in it, as usual, with Diana Gabaldon books, and you may just forget you are living in the 21st century.
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I just love all these books and find them so hard to put down, its just an epic saga that is so much fun to read. I love Jamie Fraser!!!
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I can't decide if Gabaldon is crazy or a genius. Can ANYTHING else happen to this poor family? Can life get any more challenging? But of course. Bring on the American Revolution! I LOVE IT!
marta73 avatar reviewed The Fiery Cross (Outlander, Bk 5) on + 16 more book reviews
The fifth book in the Outlander series, and very satisfying--but a reader must begin at the beginning, not start with this one. Diana Gabaldon's research and writing abilities are stunning and would be apparent even to someone reading this book as his/her first experience with the author, but the plot line would not be anywhere near as meaningful without the background from Outlander and the other three books that precede it.
msjack avatar reviewed The Fiery Cross (Outlander, Bk 5) on
Another brilliant time-travel novel from Gabaldon. #5 in the series.
Kristi1968 avatar reviewed The Fiery Cross (Outlander, Bk 5) on
Not the best in the series but stil great to be able to see all the characters you know and love.