Drums of Autumn

Drums of Autumn

Book - 1997
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In her long awaited new novel, 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 a Scotland fallen into famine and poverty, or seize the risky chance of a new life in the 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 the Cape Fear, in the fertile river valleys of the Colony of North Carolina.

Even in the New World, though, the Frasers find their hope of peace threatened from without and within; by the British Crown and by Jamie's aunt, Jocasta MacKenzie, 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--save wild animals, Indians, and the threat of starvation--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.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Doubleday, c1997
ISBN: 9780385311403
Branch Call Number: FIC Gabal 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 880 p


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I love this series soooo much. This book was better than the last. Can’t resist this series!

Feb 01, 2020

Thanks for your comments on the book, I'm on the wait list for it. Really enjoyed the DVD series that follows the books. Anxious to fill in the gaps with the details of reading the novel.
Definitely make that trip to the Smokey Mts.!! The views are breath-taking, especially if you hike to the top of the trails you can see the entire range of mountains!

JCLBeckyC Dec 16, 2019

I enjoyed this novel much more than its predecessor, Voyager. I had almost given up reading the series after Voyager, but I'm glad I didn't now. I can't say much about it without giving away too many spoilers. Excellent cast of characters and attention to historically accurate details. Fans of historical fiction set in Colonial Appalachia will especially dig this book. Now I want to take a trip to the Great Smokey Mountains!

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