The Fiery Cross
The Fiery Cross
Dell Publishing Company, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440221661, 1443pp.
Publication Date: August 30, 2005
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.
“Addictive in the extreme.”—Toronto Star
“A word-of-mouth cult success and a publishing phenomenon.”—Kitchener-Waterloo Record
“Leaving out the history, the time-travel and fantastical subplots, the wit and irony, battles and heroes and villains, what will keep loyal readers and attract new is this fine portrait of two immensely admirable and interesting characters.” —London Free Press