“After waiting nearly four years since The Fiery Cross, readers will find every
expectation fulfilled in the sixth book of the popular Outlander series.
Gabaldon shines as she unfolds the continuing story of the Frasers,
heartbreakingly heroic highlander Jamie and his time-traveling wife Clare…[in a]
compulsively readable mix of authentically set historical fiction and
completely satisfying romance…This vivid and haunting novel, therefore, brings
an aching sadness, but it is balanced with sheer joy, revelation, and solace.
The large scope of the novel allows Gabaldon to do what she does best, paint in
exquisite detail the lives of her characters. Gabaldon’s ability to invoke the
heroic and the harrowing writ large, while also creating moments where you dare
not take a breath for fear of missing something tiny and fine, is her hallmark.
For it is in describing the sound of rain on the roof, Jamie’s injured hand, or
the understanding between father and daughter that the world of the novel comes
alive and offers readers an enthralling experience.”