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Now only two months later he is witnessing the execution of Jamie's friend. Did he take ship to America after Jamie and Claire arrived? Do they explain this later and I am just not there yet? Olga-flupi I also had this question myself but having read the first 4 books in Outlander saga, I came completely aware of Diana Gabaldon's writing and you will …more I also had this question myself but having read the first 4 books in Outlander saga, I came completely aware of Diana Gabaldon's writing and you will figure out that if you keep reading it you won't have any more questions, she explains it eventually See all 21 questions about Drums of Autumn….
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. It started out wonderfully, and I will always consider the first, Outlander , to be one of my favorite books of all time.
Unfortunately, Gabaldon just couldn't seem to keep her mojo working. At least, not for me. I endured the second book, with all its tedious details and snore-inducing battle descriptions and melodrama. I even accepted the third I'm not sure I can ever forgive Gabaldon for that.
But I trudged on, hoping somewhere along the way I'd be able to tuck away my disappointment and lose myself in the story again. But no. This, the fourth book in the series, has completely deadened me to any enjoyment I once took from this fictional world. I don't really know what Gabaldon's intentions were. I find myself wondering if she even had solid plans for where this story would go when she began writing about Claire and Jamie.
It doesn't seem like she did because when you read it through, the Claire and Jamie in book four seem like completely different people from the other three books. I know perhaps some people chalk it up to character development, and I understand that characters change. The thing is, characters are supposed to evolve. They're not supposed to behave in an entirely different manner than the reader is used to. Gone are the intelligent, canny, funny, bold characters from the first three books.
Jamie Fraser was always a man to contend with. Always one step ahead of everyone else. He always knew what was going on and why and had a plan in place to make things go his way. In this book, however, he appears to just be stumbling along like an imbecile.
Claire is timid and outraged in turns, but her reactions never appear to fit in any coherent sense. She's timid when she should be bold, and outraged when she should maybe let something go. It's almost incomprehensible how much I suddenly disliked her. And their daughter? Gods save me from ever having to read about her again. What an idiot. My biggest issue with this book is not the fact that the characters were altogether different, it was the fact that they were altogether stupid.
And this is one of those stories that hinges entirely on the Big Misunderstanding. No one is communicating with anyone else, and this of course leads to trouble, which leads to more trouble and more trouble and more trouble since apparently no one can be bothered to tell anyone else what the hell is going on.
If Brianna needed Roger to stay behind so she could get back, she should have told him. Roger should have planned his departure a bit better. Why did Brianna scream in terror when she saw Roger in the pub? First she was dreamy, then she was screeching. Didn't make much sense. Why did Roger leave her alone?
After his internal fury over how naive she was being about her safety, he leaves her alone again! And what does the simpleton do? The little brain trust waltzes into the cabin of an 18th century pirate and gets raped. When they're waiting for Roger to show up on the mountain, they keep referring to him as Roger Wakefield, despite the fact that Brianna knows he's going by Mackenzie So he gets his ass handed to him by Jamie and sold to the Iroquois as a slave because Jamie can't be bothered to ask him his first fucking name.
I just can't with this book. I'm deeply disappointed and saddened at how badly things were handled, and I just can't bring myself to read any more of it. Especially considering the next book is nearly pages longer than this one. This was me while I was reading the book: This was me when I was finished: View all comments. As far as Outlander novels go, Drums of Autumn is the most bodice-ripperish out of the 4 I've read so far. Oh, how I hate those in romance novels!
Here is how it goes. In this installment Claire and Jamie are in America establishing a Scottish colony in North Carolina, of course not without a fair share of difficulties and misfortunes.
Two hundred years into future Brian As far as Outlander novels go, Drums of Autumn is the most bodice-ripperish out of the 4 I've read so far. Two hundred years into future Brianna discovers information that forces her to risk her life and travel back in time in secret to visit her parents and possibly change their destiny.
Roger, Brianna's fiancee, follows her and the couple immediately consummate their relationship. A mix-up concerning Roger's identity specifically, his last name is what drives the main conflict of this novel. This tiny misunderstanding leads to a series of pretty dramatic events. It's not a secret that while Diana Gabaldon is a great storyteller, she is a weak plotter.
She admits so herself, saying that she assembles her book as a puzzle, first writing separate scenes and then piecing them together with a plot. Thus very often her plots are overridden with very unlikely coincidences and sometimes deus ex machina. Drums of Autumn is no exception, but here the entire misunderstanding twist is just way overdone and makes some characters particularly, to my chagrin, Jamie act like complete idiots.
Another hot button issue for me is this: I mean, enough already with the sexual abuse! I am sure even years ago not everyone was assaulted, right? Brianna and Roger's relationship is given a lot of screen time in this book. Not sure if I care for these two much and believe in their love.
Brianna is a pretty unlikable, spoiled, rash person and a source of almost all misfortunes in the story. And poor Roger. He has to go through a lot of pain and suffering for his love. And the last complaint.
For a book of this length pages! You might ask why with all these problems I am giving this novel 4 stars? Well, like I said, Gabaldon is a great storyteller. She is so wordy, so descriptive, so in love with the scenes she writes, so self-indulgent to the point, I think, that she doesn't edit out any of her own writing, and yet I am ready to read anything she writes. There is just an addictive, cracktastick quality to her stories. I love being taken on adventure and Gabaldon does just that.
I will undoubtedly read the next book, regardless of rapes, deus ex machinas and contrived plots.
But can Jamie be not such a possessive dumb-ass in The Fiery Cross though? Pretty please?
View all 43 comments. One conversation could have easily solved this plot's problem. View all 7 comments. I was also talking with a friend about how the books are starting to run together.
My reviews may end up being from books before, all combined. Who ever knows! So far I have loved every one of these books, they are on my favorites list and I hope that doesn't change! I freaking loved this book! It's one of my favorites in the series. I sat looking at him, searching for words. He was half turned away, shoulders slumped in despair.
Within an hour, I had gone from anguish at the thought of losing him in Scotland, to strong desire to bed him in the herbaceous borders, and from that to a pronounced urge to hit him on the head with an oar.
Now I was back to tenderness. At last I took one big, callused hand and slid forward so I knelt on the boards between his knees. I laid my head against his chest, and felt his breath stir my hair. I had no words, but I had made my choice. Where thou diest, will I die and there will I be buried. As usual peeps, I'm going to be all over the place with this review. It turns out that Jamie has an aunt and some cousins and what not in North Carolina. His aunt runs River Run, a plantation with slaves that Claire and Jamie weren't too fond of.
So they go out into the wilderness and start building, Fraser's Ridge. They want to have a colony there. They also take up good with the Native American's which I loved after Jamie kills a bear they were tracking when it tries to attack him and Claire.
That was a tense moment. Anyway, they were friends with the Native since then and shared many things together. I love Rollo so much. Ian ends up going to live with Native American's later on, getting married, having a baby and Rollo having a bunch of babies.
I was so thrilled. See, I'm not following anything. Claire has to try to help treat measles that one of the Native's gets and then Lord Grey and Ian get. The Native died but Lord Grey and Ian lived. She caught theirs right away. Yes, Lord Grey comes to visit and brings William. I keep having a hard time with Willie because I don't want Jamie to have a son from some stupid woman he didn't like but he had sex with her anyone because she was marrying an old man and didn't want him to be her first.
Get a clue that your going to get some twat pregnant. Anyway, it's not Willie's fault but I still wish he didn't exist. I'm not a kid person anyway. I just wish the family would keep popping out their own.
Then we get to read about some of the stuff that Brianna and Roger are doing on the other side. Well, that sounded funny but you know what I mean. Then Bree decides to go through the stones and find her mom and dad.
She ends up at Lallybroch and gets to meet her extended family! Oh, and at one point Jamie gives Claire a medical kit of sorts for their 24th anniversary. I almost forgot to mention that random tidbit. I thought it was so freaking sweet that he remembered! He's the man! Oh, and Fergus and Marsali were having a baby and they left Marsali in Jamaica when they came over to America so nothing would happen to her. But then she came over when Fergus son, Germaine was born.
Bree and Roger had a time of it though. Well they had sex, ew. Bree was raped, of course. There was a misunderstanding with Roger and Jamie knocked his block off and gave him to the Natives. Never fear, Jamie and Claire got him back. Now, when Bree and Jamie first met I cried. I just couldn't help it.
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I laughed and then I cried. There is a whole section but I'm only going to add a couple of excerpts from that part. She could scarcely breathe. His eyes were dark blue, soft with kindness.
Her eyes fixed on the open collar of his shirt, where the curly hairs showed, bleached gold against his sunburnt skin. He glanced quickly behind him, toward the tavern, but nothing stirred in the open doorway.
He took a step closer to her. Did she have a message? He frowned, uncertain, and something flickered in his eyes. He knew it!
He'd heard the name and it meant something to him. She swallowed hard, feeling her cheeks blaze as though they'd been seared by a candle flame. She drew herself up straight and squared her shoulders, glaring.
So close, at her full height, she could look him right in the eye, and did. And suddenly it as all simple. He held out his arms to her. She stepped into them and found that she had been wrong; he was as big as she imagined--and his arms were as strong about her as she had ever dared to hope. This was a very emotional moment with a lot more said that just broke me down.
Claire was back home and had no idea Bree was there yet. It was wonderful when she got back and was with them both. Jamie took her hunting for bees, yes bees, to bring back home for them to live and they could have honey. They had long talks and loving times. AND then, they had knock down drag out fights.
I mean Bree is just like Jamie. I could finally see it when they were fighting together. Even Claire said they were so much alike and just let them go at it.
Red-headed and stubborn as mules! And, Bree was also pregnant and she thought it was the rapist instead of Roger's but she didn't know for sure. Claire kept telling her it was too close together to decide that.
They took Bree back to River Run and she had the baby and they finally showed up with Roger and told him what all happened. But he loved Bree and didn't care and said that was his son. It was really sweet. And of course Jamie threatened him if he didn't take good care of Bree. I just wonder what all is going to happen next. There is just so much going on all of the time.
I really loved that they were making their own place. It was just beautiful there in the wilderness, of a sorts.
I really hope they get to go back some day and not on their dying days! My Blog: Melissa Martin's Reading List View all 18 comments.
The universe had shifted, with a small, decisive click; he could still hear its echo in his bones. First of all I have to say that the pacing of this book was very slow! Truth be told, it was actually so slow that I was even tempted to DNF it! Gemma is my witness! And oh boy, how good it turned out to be!!!! Be cautious! Why the hell are you even reading this?
What I liked: He is and will forever be my precious cinnamon roll!! My baby boy!! I adore him and this book broke my heart!!!
Why did you have to leave him with the Mohawks??!!!
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That boy grew on me and now you tore him away!!! Hell, I even cried!!! His voice sounded thick to his own ears. Roger is amazing and I really hope that he will be happy in the next books because he definitely deserves it!!! Do you hear me Diana?
Lord John Grey: I have no words for this man.
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They just fail me when I try to explain how much I love, admire and adore him! Lord John Grey is everything!!! How much does he have to do to prove that he truly cares about Jamie and Claire??
Lord John Grey deserves so much more than their hostility!!! He deserves all the love!!!!They really are outstanding in every way ; plot wise, the character, the amount of details, the maxing writing. View 1 comment.
But I can promise you it's worth it in the end. In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she is risking her own future to try to change history Lord John Grey deserves so much more than their hostility!!!