Title: Dragonfly in Amber
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Rating: 5 stars
“We are bound, you and I, and nothing on this earth shall part me from you.”
Jamie and Claire are off to Paris in an attempt to stop Bonnie Prince Charlie in his campaign for Scotland. I loved seeing Jamie and Claire interact with Parisian high society. They are staying with a cousin of Jamie’s and he will be looking after the shipping business while Jared is away.
Jamie finds him self holding court with Charles Stewart and building up friendships in high places to avoid the avoid the Jacobite uprising. Meanwhile Claire volunteers at a makeshift hospital run by Mde Hildegard as a way to be useful while she’s not part of other official business.
Jamie comes across a boy around ten years old, Fergus and offers him a position with him. Jamie uses him for his pick-pocketing skills in offer for food and board. However both Jamie and Claire get attached to Fergus and Fergus to them and he ends up staying. I really loved the addition of Fergus and he became quite endearing.
Jamie and Claire grow stronger in their relationship but they also suffer heartbreak and conflict but they manage to pull through. However their time in Paris comes to an abrupt end and they must leave back to Scotland without having achieved their initial goal.
Back in Scotland Jamie, Claire, Murtagh and Fergus return to Lallybroch and to Ian and Jenny. Things settle there but the threat of uprising is ever present and both know what is coming.
However everything is foreshadowed when Claire and her daughter Brianna return to Scotland in 1968 a few years after the death of her husband Frank. They meet Roger Wakefield who becomes an integral part in finding out about what happened at the Battle of Culloden.
This was a great sequel and can’t wait to continue with the rest of the series. Especially since from now on everything is new as the TV series is only two seasons in.