The Fiery Cross (Outlander)
- Publish Date: 2005-08-30
- Binding: Mass Market Paperback
- Author: Diana Gabaldon
The dazzling fifth volume of Diana GabaldonâsÂ extraordinary Outlander saga,Â featuring 18th-century Scotsman James Fraser and his 20th-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall.
The year is 1771, and war is coming. Jamie Fraserâs wife tells him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecyâa time-travelerâs 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 found fresh conflicts when she walked through a cleftstone on the Scottish Highlands and found herself an outlander, an English lady in a place where no lady should be, in a timeâ1743âwhen the only English in Scotland were the officers and men of King Georgeâs army.
Now wife, mother, and surgeon, Claire is still an outlander, out of place, and out of time, but now, by choice, linked by love to her only anchorâJamie Fraser. Her unique view of the future has brought him both danger and deliverance in the past; her knowledge of the oncoming revolution is a flickering torch that may light his way through the perilous years aheadâor ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes....
Grand, sweeping, utterly unforgettable, The Fiery Cross is riveting entertainment, a vibrant tapestry of history and human drama.
From the Hardcover edition.