The Fiery Cross
The Fiery Cross
Delta, Paperback, 9780385336765, 1008pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2002
The year is 1771, and war is coming. Jamie Fraser's wife tells him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy a time-traveler's 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 time 1743 when the only English in Scotland were the officers and men of King George's 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 anchor Jamie 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 ahead or 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.
“An enjoyable escape...Gabaldon is a careful and expert storyteller.”—Denver Post
“Outstanding...don’t even think about starting The Fiery Cross unless you have at least a weekend at your disposal... each and every [page] abounds with Ms. Gabaldon’s sexy combination of humor, wild adventure and, underlying it all, the redemptive power of love... you’ll love every minute.”—Dallas Morning News