Released: August 30th 2005
Series: Outlander #5
“One thing is for sure… No one can write like Diana Gabaldon can.”
~ Under the Covers
Continuing the epic saga of Jamie and Claire, THE FIERY CROSS is rife with the trials and tribulations of our favorite characters. Gabaldon keeps things interesting with the various twists that occur in this book. However, my favorite aspect of this book has to be the small, intimate family moments sprinkled throughout. It’s not a strange notion, especially now with five books in the series that the characters feel a lot like family to the reader. If you’re anything like me, you love and there are even moments where you hate them. However, no matter what you feel like you already know them. So as Gabaldon explores the lives of the others like Brianna and Rogers, etc, everyone becomes one big family by the end.
I’ve been in the mood for epic romance sages. After trying and enjoying THE BRONZE HORSEMAN, I went straight into this one and found that Gabaldon’s writing style and voice can be considered a character itself. There’s so many layers to her writing and the attention to detail in each scene is all due to the amount of research she does for these books. I read somewhere that it takes her 2-3 years to write one of these books and it amazes me because I can only assume that the writing journey is just as long and consuming as the books are for readers. One thing is for sure… No one can write like Diana Gabaldon can.
“Bedding her could be anything from tenderness to riot, but to take her when she was a bit the worse for drink was always a particular delight.
Intoxicated, she took less care for him than usual; abandoned and oblivious to all but her own pleasure, she would rake him, bite him – and beg him to serve her so, as well.
He loved the feeling of power in it, the tantalizing choice between joining her at once in animal lust, or of holding himself-for a time- in check, so as to drive her at his whim.”
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