Brand: Delacorte Press

Product Code: 9780385324168

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Brief Description:
In 1772, on the eve of the American Revolution, much is changing in Frasers Ridge, North Carolina, and Jamie and Claire Fraser (who is a time-traveler) face a dangerous future.


Biographical Note:
Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels-- Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize), An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart's Blood--as well as a collection of Outlander fiction, Seven Stones to Stand or Fall; the related Lord John Grey books Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, and The Scottish Prisoner; two works of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion, Volumes 1 and 2; the Outlander graphic novel, The Exile; and The Official Outlander Coloring Book. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband.


Jacket Description/Flap:
Eagerly anticipated by her legions of fans, this sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon's bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time.
Since the initial publication of Outlander fifteen years ago, Diana Gabaldon's "New York Times bestselling saga has won the hearts of readers the world over -- and sold more than twelve million books. Now, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire.
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 Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence -- with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from "The Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports Jamie's death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.


Marc Notes:
In 1772, on the eve of the American Revolution, much is changing in Frasers Ridge, North Carolina, and Jamie and Claire Fraser (who is a time-traveler) face a dangerous future.;012-up.


Review Quotes:
"The sixth instalment of the adventures of Claire and Jamie Fraser, already number one on the bestseller list, is a whopping 980 pages of action-packed escapism. It also has surprisingly melancholy and insightful views on the experience of growing old and dealing with the losses that entails.... One of the things that sets Gabaldon apart from other romance writers is exhaustive research of the times in which her characters live, so evident in her attention to period detail.... plot lines and stand-alone yarns are expertly woven together with the overall theme of impending doom and the question of predetermination." -- Toronto Star

"Fans of Diana Gabaldon's popular Outlander series have another rousing historical-science-fiction-romance novel to savour in A Breath of Snow and Ashes.... For fans, this book is another slam-dunk hit. It's a massive, long-lasting source of entertainment." -- Gazette (Montreal)


Publisher Marketing:
This sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon's bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time. A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire.

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 Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence--with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports Jamie's death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.


Review Citations:
  • Library Journal Prepub Alert 06/01/2005 pg. 98 (EAN 9780385324168, Hardcover)
  • Ingram Advance 09/01/2005 pg. 26 (EAN 9780385324168, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 09/01/2005 pg. 6 (EAN 9780385324168, Hardcover)
  • Library Journal 09/15/2005 pg. 55 (EAN 9780385324168, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2005 pg. 935 (EAN 9780385324168, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Fiction Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780385324168, Hardcover)
  • Entertainment Weekly 08/15/2014 pg. 72 (EAN 9780440225805, Mass Market Paperbound)
  • Library Journal 02/15/2006 pg. 155 (EAN 9781419348907, Compact Disc) - *Starred Review
  • Library Journal 02/15/2006 pg. 155 (EAN 9781419348884, Analog Audio Cassette) - *Starred Review