Book Reviews

Book Review: The Fiery Cross

Title: The Fiery Cross

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Rating: 5 stars


The book starts off with the Gathering where all the Scots come together and catch up with all the goings on. Roger and Brianna are set to get married but it may prove more complicated when the priest goes missing. However things are able to come to a resolution and Roger and Brianna are able to get married even if it wasn’t in the way they originally planned.


As following the rest of the books, The Fiery Cross offers lots of drama, adventure and romance. Jamie and Claire’s relationship is my favourite part of the whole series and I love watching them go through the daily trials of life and watch their bond grow stronger together.


“I love you, a nighean donn. I have loved ye from the moment I saw ye, I will love ye ’til time itself is done, and so long as you are by my side, I am well pleased wi’ the world.”


I also liked watching Brianna and Roger’s relationship develop, especially since they go through some very trying times this book. And Jemmy is such a cutie.


I also liked getting to see Roger and Jamie get closer and the respect between the two continues to grow.


The history is very rich in this series which is something I really enjoy. I like getting to know what day to day life looks like in the Eighteenth Century. Diana also goes into a lot of detail about medicines and herbs and other medical practices. There are many Highland superstitions and large variety of both savory and unsavory characters.


Along with the day to day living it also goes into detail about the lead up the American Revolution (which I know very little about) and politics and battles of the time. However the book was definitely on the big side but I remain dedicated to the series.



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